The Lonely Realist is a bridge across the partisan gap, raising questions and making pointed observations about politics, economics, international relations and the markets. Its goal is to raise awareness and inspire thought on controversial issues that impact America and Americans, highlighting issues that should be, but rarely are, the focus of bipartisan discussion.


In seeking to promote dialogue, The Lonely Realist is not an advocate of conclusions or remedies. To the extent perceived biases leak into these pages, as they sometimes do, please ignore them. They are inadvertent missteps. 

  • “Democrats should resolve to remove President Biden from office.” – The Lonely Realist There is no need for TLR to review the events of the last two weeks that have revealed confirmed the age-related disabilities of President Biden … as well as efforts by the...

  • “Be careful what you wish for.” – The Lonely Realist The American right has been celebrating a series of recent Supreme Court rulings that narrow Federal power and facilitate the dismantling of the “administrative state.” The consequences of these holdings are broad, far-reaching, and in...

  • “’News’ is a misnomer for today’s media reporting, where tribalist factions engage in a creativity-driven entertainment battle.” – The Lonely Realist TLR recently received two new sets of reader criticisms, the first centered on TLR’s “tenuous hold on reality” regarding legal witch-hunts against the former...

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William (Bill) Natbony is The Lonely Realist, its author and originator. The opinions expressed in TLR are solely Bill’s opinions, have not been edited or reviewed, and do not reflect the views or opinions or any other person.