Like President Trump I did not serve during the Vietnam conflict. Unlike him I didn’t use my family’s position to gain a questionable deferment; I was simply fortune enough to get a 333 in the lottery. Few in my family of my generation or younger have served. Nonetheless I respect the service of our active and veteran military. I may not agree with their mission(s), but they didn’t cut their own orders and their service is as noble as any in our history. Trump has a history of exploiting veterans and that has continued into his brief tenure in the White House. Despite not having a “horse in this race” I think it is shameful! Continue reading Exploit And Endanger But Don’t Employ
President Trump spent his first full workweek day in office doing what he does best – malarkey. He met with business leaders (which on the surface I applaud – more about that later). Then he signed some executive orders all of which were either meaningless or harmful (even though I agree with him on the substance of one – more about that later also). Let’s explore. Continue reading Jobs? Just Not Here, Unless…
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
The initial “cloud of dust” that surrounds breaking news can obscure some of the facts that become apparent if you just wait a bit. This happened in the case of the jobs saved at the Carrier plant in Indianapolis, Indiana. Let’s explore. Continue reading Carrier Dust
Tuesday Donald Trump again illustrated how little he knew and he did it via his favorite medium, Twitter. The problem is his followers and many others actually like what they read or heard about. Let’s explore. Continue reading Populist Ignorance?