SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added Chokehold by Paul Butler to the Recommended Reading Section. Former federal prosecutor Butler penned a book in a similar vein to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Dr. Matthew Robinson’s Criminal Injustice. It deals with social inequities and their relationship with our criminal justice system.

Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz

By the time you read this article we will both know who won the Alabama special Senate election; I am writing it on Special Election Day morning. However, today’s posting is not really about that race; it is mainly about Vice President Mike Pence. Let’s explore. Continue reading Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz

Winners Anyone? (Maybe Almost Everyone)

As I commence writing this article the networks are characterizing the Alabama special Senate election as “Too Close To Call”. I prefer the term inconclusive. That only applies to who got elected, Democrat Doug Jones or Republican Roy Moore. As to winners, regardless of the ultimate outcome, (which I may or may not know by posting), there are many and most of them will be temporary. Let’s explore. Continue reading Winners Anyone? (Maybe Almost Everyone)

House Garbage

Congress comes into a lot of criticism for being unproductive. Speaker Paul Ryan likes to defend the productivity of the House by citing the number of bills it passes that die in the Senate. While I am far from a defender of Mitch McConnell’s Senate, if I put my old management hat on I would say we are dealing with a quality control problem in addition to a productivity problem. Let’s explore.   Continue reading House Garbage

An Aspect In Need Of Exposure

Amid all the open hearings with public comment that I missed, (I must have been preoccupied with spending my money on booze, women and movies), Congress is poised to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Trump Tower Tax Cut. There are a plethora of outrageous and injurious aspects that may well make it to the final version, among them is eliminating the mandate to carry health insurance. I predict that without a massive public outcry it will make it into the final version of the legislation. Let’s explore. Continue reading An Aspect In Need Of Exposure