Late Monday night the news broke that Donald Trump was nominating Republican six-term Georgia Congressman Tom Price as Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). Like most in Congress his is not a household name and most Americans wouldn’t recognize him if they passed him on the street. This pick is similar to the choice of Betsy DeVos for Secretary of Education and both are equally harmful to America! Continue reading What Price Will We Pay?
To say I didn’t like many election results would be an understatement along the lines of saying Wilt Chamberlain was a tall man! The reality is that we had winners and losers and the winner has been determined in every major race. Yet there is a recount and mythology industry that seems to keep chugging along instead of Americans, including a sitting Republican Governor, simply accepting the people’s vote. Continue reading Recounts And Reactions
I’m certain a good number of Americans spent part of their Thanksgiving holiday discussing what they expected out of the incoming Trump administration. Well, I like most, have been terrible at predicting Donald Trump but this time I think I am onto something in large part because it goes well beyond Trump and I have lived in North Carolina for the past several years. Continue reading Expected Velocity
In order to put today’s article and title into context I will have to digress into a brief explanation for the benefit of my foreign readers. Americans celebrate Thanksgiving on the fourth Thursday of November. The next day is known as Black Friday and is a huge shopping day that has morphed into a semi-holiday of its own. Many employers simply grant it as a day off and countless Americans take the day off via other methods. Those with flexible jobs tend to skip out sometime after (or in conjunction with) lunch on Wednesday so for many Americans last week was a half week of work. Thanksgiving is one of the few times that far flung families gather in a single place (usually mom’s house) therefore the traveling starts about noon on Wednesday. In politics if you want something to receive minimal coverage you announce it on a Friday afternoon since many of the senior news staff have already filed their stories and folded their tents for the weekend (often including getting out of town for a weekend getaway). That exodus is only compounded by a holiday and it started Wednesday last week. Therefore I expected a controversial announcement from the Trump transition team on Wednesday afternoon and they didn’t disappoint me! Continue reading As Planes, Trains, And Automobiles Left Town
Contrary to the “bloggers’ bible” I’m writing this article well prior to posting. In reality that is my normal practice, but this time of year in order to accommodate holidays and take last half of December off from writing I have even longer lead times. Wednesday night the Washington Post broke some news I found disturbing and it led me to ask a lot of questions. Let’s explore. Continue reading Seriously?