A Path Forward – Part Four

I just finished reading the third in a series of books meant to challenge my liberal beliefs and more importantly understand what motivated Donald Trump voters. Somewhere in the near future all three of them will reach the Recommended Reading list. I’m still as liberal as ever. However the books, coupled with my upbringing in the Rust Belt, made me pause just a bit and understand how people could end up voting for Trump. I know they made a disastrous decision which was neither in their best interest nor America’s. Understanding doesn’t necessitate agreement. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Four

The Kid’s Aren’t Alright (With Me)

As is commonplace in organized criminal enterprises, the lines between family and business (in this case including governing) are blurred to the point of basically being non-existent in the Trump administration. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Kid’s Aren’t Alright (With Me)

War

There are a plethora of quotes about fighting the last war. Often military strategies are criticized because they are based on defeating an enemy that existed in a past conflict without making adequate provisions for new developments which essentially change the opponent rendering the old strategy obsolete. That may well apply today and even worse. Let’s explore. Continue reading War

Tainted Nomination

Today I’m joining the ever-growing chorus of those asking for the Senate Democrats to do everything in their power to reject the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court. Let’s explore. Continue reading Tainted Nomination

Trump Is Going To Destroy The GOP (Just Not The Way We Thought)

Across the political spectrum many Americans felt that the nomination of Donald Trump would destroy the Republican Party. Most of us theorized that Trump would go down in flames at the polls in November and drag a lot of Republican candidates for other offices along with him. To say we were wrong turned out to be an understatement! Trump ended up doing just well enough to squeak out an Electoral College win, the Republicans defied conventional wisdom and retained the Senate along with a sizeable majority in the House. They also found themselves in the strongest position in State capitals since the eve of the Great Depression. In well less than 100 days of total Washington dominance the GOP has been exposed as a building on a shaky foundation and Earthquake Trump started the ground beneath it in motion. Continue reading Trump Is Going To Destroy The GOP (Just Not The Way We Thought)