Reviewing the First Three Books in the Penn Cage Series

More than a decade ago, a good friend recommended The Quiet Game by Greg Iles. She informed me I would enjoy the history and characters in the story.

A couple of weeks ago, I was looking for a new fiction series to begin as a break from politics. I saw The Quiet Game on a list and was reminded of my friend’s long-forgotten recommendation. Realizing The Quiet Game had become the Penn Cage series, I gave it a shot.

Less than two weeks later, I’m in the middle of the fourth book in the series.

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Predicting the 2020 Election

The verdict for this episode is: Biden will win, but will he win?

In this episode, I make all kinds of predictions related to the 2020 election and explain my reasoning for those predictions.

Reviewing The Last Trial

Scott Turow’s The Last Trial is billed as the final courtroom battle of 85-year-old defense lawyer Alejandro (Sandy) Stern. As a fan of Turow’s novels and Stern, who has appeared in all of them, I was conflicted as I began the book. While I recognize characters, like real people, must retire and even die, I kept thinking of how Sandy would go out and what would be next for the franchise.

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Democrats Should Pack the Supreme Court

The verdict for this episode is: I now support packing the Supreme Court.

In this episode, I discuss the historical support for court packing, and I propose a constitutional amendment.

You Won’t Push Biden Left

The verdict for this episode is: be honest about why you’re voting for Biden.

In this episode, I discuss those who say they are voting because they want to remove Trump, but who are promising to move Biden to the left.

I Don’t Have a Reason

The verdict for this episode is: if I had one or two reasons, I would vote for Biden.

In this episode, I discuss the fact that Biden and I agree on no important policy issues. Since we don’t, I don’t have a reason to vote for him.