I don’t know if Alabama is our most backward state, but it is certainly in the discussion. Interestingly, like Alabama, all of the others are red states and most are in the South. To a great degree that is by design and it certainly affects voting. Juxtaposition this with Alabama’s current Senate race and you have the basis of today’s article. Let’s explore. Continue reading America’s South Pole?
Last week Sunday, almost 10% of a small Texas town’s population was shot to death in a church. I can all but guarantee you that gun regulations in this country will get more lax if anything. You say: counterintuitive? You are correct in your thinking, but I’ll tell you why it will and what has happened in the wake of mass shootings. Let’s explore. Continue reading Gun Sales: And Nothing Else Matters
There are more similarities between politics and athletics than someone who hasn’t been involved in both would realize. A primary objective in both is to win. I believe in an old political axiom that the first obligation of a politician is to win because if you don’t you can’t do yourself, your Party or your cause(s) any good. The old coach in me knows that winning programs are built. Let’s explore the juxtaposition. Continue reading A Program Building Win
Today is Election Day for the off year of 2017. The big race that everyone will be watching the results of tonight is the contest between Ralph Northam and Ed Gillespie for the Governorship in Virginia. I’m home in North Carolina as I write this article having spent the vast majority of my recent trip in Northern Virginia. Let’s explore what I observed in the Old Dominion State where people cheer for the University of Virginia Cavaliers. Continue reading Cavalier Negative
Election Day 2018 is a year and a few days away. By this time next year we will be well into early voting in the states that allow it and the picture will be much clearer. Many believe control of the Senate will be up for grabs with 25 seats currently held by Democrats or the independents that caucus with them along with only 8 held by Republicans. Early this year I said that despite what I expected to be a bad political climate for Republicans I expected them to keep their two seat margin in the upper chamber if not expand on it a bit. I’m not ready for any final prediction. As an opinion writer my clock runs slower than a sitting member of the Senate up in 2018. Dianne Feinstein is one of the savviest of the 33 and she did something a few weeks back that made me want to take another look. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tall Order Shortened?