Caution: Due to the subject matter this article may stretch the PG rating just a bit.
In 2017 the American political conversation has been dominated by Russiagate in one form or another. My favorite description of it comes from Senator John McCain who likens it to a centipede. That creature has 100 feet, with some poetic license that is about how many shoes McCain expects to fall before it is all over. I think we may have another political centipede on our hands. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Centipede?
I have mocked the MAGA (make America great again) theme of the 2016 Trump campaign as unpatriotic and a flat out lie. America is a great nation. In my opinion it is the greatest nation in the history of the planet. Not perfect; but sum and total by far the best. I feel fortunate to have been born an American and to have lived my life here. A scary thought struck me the other day: what if Trump was telling the truth all this time and his idea of greatness was radically disconnected from reality? Let’s explore. Continue reading Maybe Trump Was Telling The Truth
We are nearing the end of 2017. This week Americans will celebrate Thanksgiving. I intend to adhere to my normal policy of not doing my version of “live blogging” at the end of December. That doesn’t mean politics will stop. In fact I think one of the key topics will be taxes. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Taxing Year’s End
If you doubt there is a war on public education going on under the Trump administration you simply haven’t been paying attention. It is nothing new; Republicans have been opponents of public education for years. In states like North Carolina, where the Republicans took control in 2011 we have been living with it for years. With Trump’s inauguration and Mike Pence’s tie breaking Senate vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education it went national in 2017. Let’s explore. Continue reading Betsy’s War