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
I’m still an old coach at heart and even in politics I worry about what could go wrong. We have reached the stage in the campaign where the media is trying to fill their time with the beauty contest polls. There are a plethora of reasons to not put a lot of stock in them and this time around I have to wonder if there is a Trump Effect added to that mix. Let’s explore. Continue reading Is There A Trump Effect?
The repercussions of last week’s Brexit vote are still reverberating around the world and have served as an inspiration for right wing extremists everywhere including America. I have a simple answer on how to handle this: stop it! Continue reading Brexit Texit Nix It