Tag Archives: North Carolina

Betsy’s War

If you doubt there is a war on public education going on under the Trump administration you simply haven’t been paying attention. It is nothing new; Republicans have been opponents of public education for years. In states like North Carolina, where the Republicans took control in 2011 we have been living with it for years. With Trump’s inauguration and Mike Pence’s tie breaking Senate vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education it went national in 2017. Let’s explore. Continue reading Betsy’s War

An Exceptionally Bad Week For The GOP

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

Evil Beneath The Surface

The diversions of the Trump administration are becoming more concerning every day. The title of Matt Taibbi’s book, Insane Clown President, is more profound with each turn of the calendar’s page. What is truly dangerous is the evil being perpetrated while we watch the circus or bask in the “glory” of the lack of a major legislative achievement. Let’s explore.     Continue reading Evil Beneath The Surface

Tell A Bigger Lie

It’s late September, your Party gained control of both the executive and legislative branches of government and you have yet to pass a piece of significant legislation. What do you do? The answer Republicans came up with last week is to tell an even bigger lie. It’s a little more complex so let’s explore. Continue reading Tell A Bigger Lie

More Than A River Joke

The biggest story of the last several weeks is one of a needed conversation that I fear isn’t going to occur – a serious and sincere discussion about how we are going to deal with climate change. There is an old joke about what is the longest river in the world. The punchline is an intentional mispronunciation of the African river Nile. That is the genesis of today’s title. Let’s explore. Continue reading More Than A River Joke