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Weighing In

Warning: by the nature of the subject matter of today’s article it stretches the PG rating.

I guess it is high time that I weighed in on the hot social topic of the last few weeks: sexual misconduct. Let’s explore. Continue reading Weighing In

America’s South Pole?

I don’t know if Alabama is our most backward state, but it is certainly in the discussion. Interestingly, like Alabama, all of the others are red states and most are in the South. To a great degree that is by design and it certainly affects voting. Juxtaposition this with Alabama’s current Senate race and you have the basis of today’s article. Let’s explore. Continue reading America’s South Pole?

Dog Days Of Trump

Today is the first day of the fabled dog days of August in baseball. The season has gotten long by now, most players have a few dings and the temperature is normally high. For teams that are out of it, it is difficult to get motivated and the calendar seems to never turn a page. For teams in the lead the pressure to continue to win is intense less all the good deeds to now end up being for naught. For teams on the bubble the scoreboard can prove to be just as formidable an enemy as the opponent or the mercury. I love baseball and I abhor the Trump administration yet I can draw some parallels. Let’s explore. Continue reading Dog Days Of Trump

A Matter of Poor Priorities

I have consistently written that the most difficult social problem facing America today is immigration. That is not to say that it is the only or that past challenges (i.e. racial equality) are totally resolved and gone forever. The balancing act between, the practical, the legal, the humane while staying consistent with both American values and history is challenging to say the least. Regardless of where you are on the continuum of the political spectrum we all want America to be secure. The problem is largely one of where to draw the line. That line is often effectively drawn by setting priorities and the Trump administration has shown incredibly poor judgment to date. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Matter of Poor Priorities

Greatest Hits: The Most Dangerous Threat – Revisited

Please note: This article was originally published on August 16, 2015. Since then it appears the term alt-right has become the most popular term used to describe the extreme right wing element that I still firmly believe is the most dangerous threat to America. They are here and show no inclination of leaving. The only thing they have done over the years is change labels, grow and take further control of one of America’s two great political parties. Continue reading Greatest Hits: The Most Dangerous Threat – Revisited