Roughly Speaking: Punching up cocktails with brandy; making soup; gifting books




Is Joe Scarborough having his Colonel Nicholson moment?

That's what I wondered last week as I watched the host of MSNBC's "Morning Joe" insist that Donald Trump'sinability and unwillingness to simply and plainly denounce the Ku Klux Klan in a Sunday CNN interview was "disqualifying."

For those who might not have seen "The Bridge on the River Kwai," it's partly the story of British Lt. Col. Nicholson, played by Alec Guinness. Nicholson, a prisoner of war held by the Japanese, convinces himself that he and his men should help his captors build a strategically invaluable bridge over the Kwai River. Nicholson thinks that if he shows the...