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Another Centipede?

Caution: Due to the subject matter this article may stretch the PG rating just a bit.

In 2017 the American political conversation has been dominated by Russiagate in one form or another. My favorite description of it comes from Senator John McCain who likens it to a centipede. That creature has 100 feet, with some poetic license that is about how many shoes McCain expects to fall before it is all over. I think we may have another political centipede on our hands. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Centipede?

Outrage Cleanup

My problem continues to be not finding a story but deciding which not to cover. That is how bad the Trump administration is. Today is another catch up day where I want to cover several topics briefly. It is getting to the point that I am seriously considering making this a weekly feature. Continue reading Outrage Cleanup

Gun Sales: And Nothing Else Matters

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

Bought Bipartisan

I face two problems with today’s article: controlling my rage and keeping it brief enough. On Sunday October 15th The Washington Post published Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein’s article The Opioid Epidemic: How Congress and the drug companies worked to neutralize the DEA. Later that evening the two lead segments of CBS’s 60 Minutes were dedicated to the same topic. The two news organizations had collaborated on the pieces. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Bought Bipartisan

Too Big Or Too Big A Contributor To Regulate?

 

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?