There were two major terrorist attacks last week; one on Tuesday in Turkey and one on Friday in Bangladesh. I have learned to refrain from comment or drawing conclusions until some time has passed. The initial reports often end up being inaccurate. One of the features of American news coverage of these events is the talking heads trying to give us “insight” into the unfolding events. Two words resonated from a comment I heard and I’d like to talk about them today. Continue reading Homicidal Suicidal
A popular parlor game this holiday weekend will be guessing the Vice Presidential picks for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. For the sake of today’s article I’ll play along. Continue reading Veepstakes Anyone? Everyone?
Money in politics and elections is a common theme in this column. It is almost never in a complimentary way. Citizens United just made a bad situation worse. One of my many issues with it is that it made it too easy for foreign money to get involved in our elections. Some Americans may feel that there should be no limit on donations and that money is speech; however I have yet to meet the American who wants foreign money involved. Continue reading Is It Ignorance Or Arrogance?
The title of this article is almost an oxymoron. The very term Brexit is a combination of the words “British” and “exit” implying the UK would exit the EU. Remarkably just one week after the fateful vote by the populous to exit it appears the exit could possibly never take place. Continue reading No Exit Brexit?
Monday was a good day for women at the Supreme Court. The Court announced its decision in Voisine v United States, which kept women safe and in Whole Woman’s Health v Hellerstadt which reaffirmed a right and made them safer. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Good Day For The Ladies At The Court