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Destroyer Escorts

Perhaps it’s because my late father served in the Navy during World War II, but I have always had somewhat of a fascination with ships and to a lesser degree naval strategy. Mind you, it is a fascination; not an obsession and I certainly wouldn’t claim to know more than the admirals. It appears (probably by accident) that President Trump has structured his administration much like a naval combat group. Let’s explore. Continue reading Destroyer Escorts

The Enshrinement Of Barack Obama

The Progressive Hall of Fame is to a great degree modeled after baseball’s Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Like in baseball, there are very few “first ballot” hall of famers in progressive politics. Although this is the first article tellthetruthonthem.com has published since his political retirement, it is without reservation that we enshrine Barack Obama in the Progressive Hall of Fame in recognition of his progressive achievements. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Barack Obama

Trump Opportunities

This is the time of year that business gurus often do a column on what will be the hot investment opportunities of the New Year. I’m doing something along those lines with political business opportunities under a Trump administration. I don’t think it will do my readers much good since the number one requirement, other than capital to invest, is being amoral (which will put align you with Trump and his team). Continue reading Trump Opportunities

Those Who Fail …

There is an axiom along the lines of: Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. The proverb and its origin are themselves in some dispute. It appears the original version was not in English and therefore some things were literally lost in translation. In any event, the concept is both well-known and very true. I fear we are seeing a modern day example of it in Donald Trump’s selection of Rex Tillerson as his nominee to become Secretary of State. Let’s explore. Continue reading Those Who Fail …

A Win For Now

As the weekend was coming to a close I was mentally budgeting time and space for this week’s articles. Suddenly a newsflash came across that changed a lot of planning and, at least temporarily, for the positive. Sunday the Army Corps of Engineers announced it was declining the request for an easement to build part of the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe which is part of the Missouri River system. The victory may well be temporary but it is, at least in the moment, impactful. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Win For Now