I don’t know that prior to today I’ve ever written an article where the opening paragraph also served as a disclosure. I am currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Safe Space which is an organization dedicated to combating domestic violence and sexual assault. I have served on the Board for several years and in that time have learned a lot about just how pervasive a problem domestic violence (DV) is in our society. October was Domestic Violence Awareness month and in the course of it I was given the opportunity to read a proclamation from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. I am somewhat ashamed to admit that part of its content surprised me. Let’s explore. Continue reading Even I Was Surprised?
There is an old saying about not being able to see the forest for the trees. Basically it is about distraction; focusing on part and therefore not seeing the whole. I fear we may well be in that situation when it comes to national politics. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Hidden Forest
This is the first of several articles I intend to write about a path forward for the Democratic Party because it is the only viable option for American progressives. For the purposes of getting elected, progressives and Democrats are currently synonymous in American politics; in fact I will employ the word “we” often in this series. That itself is part of the problem which I will explore in more depth in this series. Let’s begin to explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part One
If you are looking for an example of what a Republican dominated, Trump led Washington will look like Raleigh, North Carolina might be a good place to start your quest. Here is a warning: It is ugly and even more dysfunctional than most progressives think it will be. Let’s explore. Continue reading Bad; Then (Almost Unbelievably) Worse
To say I didn’t like many election results would be an understatement along the lines of saying Wilt Chamberlain was a tall man! The reality is that we had winners and losers and the winner has been determined in every major race. Yet there is a recount and mythology industry that seems to keep chugging along instead of Americans, including a sitting Republican Governor, simply accepting the people’s vote. Continue reading Recounts And Reactions