While We Were Distracted Again

Progressives like me tend to say that Trump and the Republicans are not accomplishing anything. I think we need to modify that statement by adding the word “constructive” at the end. Much of what they are “accomplishing” is being done in a semi-news blackout because antics, scandals and other news are dominating coverage. I’d like to take a look at a few instances that occurred in just the last few days. Let’s explore. Continue reading While We Were Distracted Again

Don’t Spend It Yet

I base my articles on fact. As a progressive the facts almost invariably reinforce my positions so I have no need to rely on myth, rumor or speculation. Today’s article is based on an opinion I keep hearing repeated by economists and journalists whose beat is the economy. If true, it illustrates another scam that Trump and his enablers are pulling on Joe Lunchbucket. Let’s explore. Continue reading Don’t Spend It Yet

No Dirty Words Because I Waited

Those of you who know me well and have had private conversations with me know I tend to use profanity when I’m passionate about a subject. Fortunately I keep that under control in public and in my writing. On Valentine’s Day I was very angry about the school shooting in Florida and had I immediately written anything my piece would have been filled with multi-syllable dirty words. My passion hasn’t subsided but my language is now under control. I even found a sliver of hope coming out of this situation. Let’s explore.   Continue reading No Dirty Words Because I Waited

President Who!

The punctuation mark in today’s title is not a mistake. Today’s article is not a prediction; it is an illustration of the strange territory we may well be entering into. The scenario is somewhat fictitious but it is based on the reality America operates under. At the risk of creating a new genre of literature best described as “political science fiction” I offer you the following.   Continue reading President Who!

Trump’s Hollow Words

On the afternoon of January 20, 2017 Donald Trump took the oath of office of the Presidency of the United States of America. Those words were his first lies in office and it hasn’t improved since. The oath reads in part, “…defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies foreign and domestic, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same…” In the following paragraphs I will cite several occasions where Trump has failed. My examples are far from a complete listing. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Hollow Words