2016 – The Year In Review

There are about 20 days left in 2016 as I pen this article. Traditionally on New Year’s Eve I review the year that just passed. Unless something huge and unusual happens over those last 20 days here is a quick look at the biggest political stories of 2016. Continue reading 2016 – The Year In Review

Veep Insulation Again?

It is almost inevitable that we compare administrations including the incoming Trump administration. Trump only has 44 predecessors. To be fair, most of us don’t really know a lot about previous administrations prior to FDR’s except for a few of the real biggies like Washington and Lincoln. That being said, I want to look at a way the Trump administration is shaping up to look a lot like the George W. Bush administration and it’s not complimentary to either or good for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading Veep Insulation Again?

An Early Look At The ’18 Senate Races

The dust has yet to completely settle on the 2016 election but it is already time for political junkies to start looking ahead to 2018. My biggest interest has always been the Senate and I’d like to give the 2018 Senate races a preview today. Continue reading An Early Look At The ’18 Senate Races

One Or The Other

When I lived in the Tampa Bay area on of my great pleasures was listening to the late Chris Thomas’ sports radio show on WDAE. Thomas often used an expression which I have stolen, “One or the other but not both.” That exactly sums up the situation much of the public and the Republicans find themselves in with Obamacare. Let’s explore. Continue reading One Or The Other

And They Wonder Why

Back in October I participated in a march against domestic violence and sexual assault that was sponsored by a non-profit whose Board I serve on. It took place in a small southern town where the organization is headquartered. It is almost stereotypical of the small southern towns that often serve as the setting in John Grisham novels. Where this one is different is that its downtown is not built around a town square bordered by the County Courthouse and attorneys’ offices.  However it is the gathering place for the march and its non-verbal messages that I want to address today. Continue reading And They Wonder Why