It is Tuesday morning as I write this article. At the stroke of midnight Friday the federal government becomes a pumpkin without a continuing resolution to fund it. After a congressional “short punt” in December even another doesn’t look very promising at this point. The problem is today’s Republican Party whose three pillars are reinforced by President Trump and his administration. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Three Pillars Reinforced
I expect 2018 to be an unusual year and I can think of few ways better to start than by enshrining what many may initially think is an unusual choice for the Progressive Hall of Fame. Abigail Adams is mainly known for being the wife of our second President, John Adams, and the mother of our sixth President, John Quincy Adams. While that alone is notable, it doesn’t even figure into her induction. After reading the next few paragraphs I think you will agree with her worthiness for induction. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Abigail Adams
If you are reading this it means we made it into the New Year. My advice is that you fasten your seatbelts because I expect it to be a rocky ride! In reverse order here are my predictions for the five biggest stories of 2018. I sincerely hope I am incorrect on number one! Continue reading Hang On! It’s 2018
I have just added We Were Eight Years In Power: An American Tragedy by Ta-Nehisi Coates to the Recommended Reading section. In this book the MacArthur Genius Grant recipient deals with social inequity with an emphasis on racial inequality. If this book doesn’t provoke thought I suggest you stop wasting your time reading and simply drink beer while watching Fox News.
I just added Chokehold by Paul Butler to the Recommended Reading Section. Former federal prosecutor Butler penned a book in a similar vein to Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and Dr. Matthew Robinson’s Criminal Injustice. It deals with social inequities and their relationship with our criminal justice system.