Going into the last week of the Trump administration’s first 100 days the Legislative Branch was pre-occupied with preventing a government shutdown. Trump viewed the situation as an opportunity to play bully and extort a few things from the Democrats and his fellow Republicans. Continue reading Abject Failure – Part Two
I have never worn the uniform of my country’s military and at my age never will. I have almost never agreed with the missions they have been sent on in my lifetime. That being said I have respect for the service of our military personnel and feel safer going to sleep each night knowing they are guarding over my country. While we can’t give our veterans a blank check for the rest of their lives I feel we are not doing enough for most of them and certainly don’t begrudge them the benefits they are receiving. Despite their rhetoric, I can’t say the Republicans have that same respect. A distasteful example of that largely flew under the radar last week and today I’d like to expose it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Friends Of Veterans?
In recent years my most consequential time is spent either reading or writing. Although I was never one, in retirement I live much the life of an academic. I tend to take a somewhat nerdy approach to politics. I like to think of it as scientific. Today I want to look at what I have come to believe to be the academic path forward for American progressives. This is not a part of the journey all of us must make. If it interests you please come along with me to explore it. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Six
Donald Trump holds himself forth as a genius when it comes to making deals. (“I alone can do this.”) One of his claims to fame is co-authoring the book The Art of the Deal which, of course, he is the star of. In reality he is a lousy dealmaker. Let’s explore. Continue reading Master Dealmaker?
When standup comics are dying on stage their ace in the hole/last resort is to tell some fart jokes. The Republicans and Trump administration may well be at that point. To explore that and some equally distasteful things that are on my mind today please continue reading. Continue reading Fart Jokes Anyone?