The 4th of July (as most Americans call Independence Day) has been my favorite holiday since I can remember. I have always liked it better than Christmas, my birthday or any other cause for celebration. Perhaps it was because I grew up in Buffalo loving baseball and it was the one holiday where the odds were in favor of baseball weather. The fond memories continued into adulthood, my first date with my wife was on a 4th of July many years ago. This year it just doesn’t feel the same and it’s all because Donald Trump is President. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Different Feeling
Across the political spectrum many Americans felt that the nomination of Donald Trump would destroy the Republican Party. Most of us theorized that Trump would go down in flames at the polls in November and drag a lot of Republican candidates for other offices along with him. To say we were wrong turned out to be an understatement! Trump ended up doing just well enough to squeak out an Electoral College win, the Republicans defied conventional wisdom and retained the Senate along with a sizeable majority in the House. They also found themselves in the strongest position in State capitals since the eve of the Great Depression. In well less than 100 days of total Washington dominance the GOP has been exposed as a building on a shaky foundation and Earthquake Trump started the ground beneath it in motion. Continue reading Trump Is Going To Destroy The GOP (Just Not The Way We Thought)
I had planned to write about something else for today’s posting. It will have to wait. It wasn’t the most important news item of next week. What I’m asking you to explore with me is! Continue reading My Roots Are Showing (And They Are Angry)!
I guess I need to start this posting off with an apology: I’m sorry it took me this long to recognize what a progressive Frances Perkins was! If you somehow combined progressive and glass ceiling smasher is one word a picture of Perkins would accompany it in the dictionary. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Frances Perkins
I’m not sure how much of a big deal the for-profit media is going to make of today but here it is THE story. Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which was the tipping point event that caused the United States to enter World War II. It is important to remember the event, but in the final analysis it is just another of many significant dates in history. Today what I really want to honor is America’s Greatest Generation! Continue reading 75 Years Later And Still The Greatest!