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?
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
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
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
One of the most important but overlooked things the national convention of a political party does is adopt a platform. That document tells you what a Party and its candidates stand for; what they believe in and why they are asking you to vote for them. Yesterday the Republican National Convention adopted its platform. It lays out the basic values of the Party and what every candidate stands for from Donald Trump to the candidate for the lowliest local office in the smallest municipality in America. Continue reading This Is The 2016 Republican Party