Polarization is a huge problem in contemporary American politics. If you use a Venn diagram to illustrate the positions of the right and left in this country one of the few places the circles would overlap is the respect for veterans, particularly those who gave their life in the line of duty. I have never worn the uniform of this country and have disagreed with almost every military action my country has taken in my lifetime. That in no way diminishes my respect for veterans. The last time I checked nobody in the military writes their own orders; they go where they are told, when they are told. One of the lowest things an American can do is use the military, especially a military death in the line of duty, for their self-aggrandizement. That is exactly what Donald Trump has done on multiple occasions. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is A Deplorable Human Being
Very late last week NBC reported that the sum of money Paul Manafort received from Oleg Deripaska, a Russian oligarch with extremely close ties to Vladimir Putin, now amounted to $60 million. The Trump campaign and Donald Trump in particular, repeatedly and vehemently denied any collusion or coordination with Russia during the 2016 campaign or the subsequent transition. The evidence belies their rhetoric and we just got 60 million more pieces of incriminating evidence. Let’s explore. Continue reading 60 Million Reasons To Believe
As I’ve often stated the difficult part of writing this column is not finding material to write about; it is choosing a particular outrage. Trump himself is averaging multiple lies per day, (if I were a bookie I would set the over/under at 2,000 for his first year. If I were a gambler I’d bet over), he is abetted with a cast of characters that mimic and often amplify his lies. Add to that a Cabinet that is composed almost exclusively of foxes guarding the hen house or utterly unqualified people who bought their way in to pursue their own misguided agenda. Today I want to talk about one of the foxes. Let’s explore. Continue reading Just Another Fox
I don’t know whether it is size or the financial impact of their campaign contributions, but while we were all distracted by Russiagate and three hurricanes the Republicans got half way to passing legislation that takes protections away from the vast majority of Americans and effectively gives a get out of jail free card to several large corporations that thrive by taking advantage of the “little guys and gals”. Let’s explore. Continue reading Too Big Or Too Big A Contributor To Regulate?
Trump has been bad for the Republican Party (along with America and the rest of the free world). Last week was exceptionally bad. In the interest of time I will briefly touch on several of the disasters; in the process I’m certain I will neglect to even mention some. It was that bad! Let’s explore. Continue reading An Exceptionally Bad Week For The GOP