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Of Roars, Mice And Crazy Cats

Understanding what is going on today in American politics is a challenge to say the least. The inspiration for the title of today’s article comes from the 1955 British satirical novel, The Mouse That Roared, which became a subsequent play and motion picture. Let’s explore. Continue reading Of Roars, Mice And Crazy Cats

Clearing Some Backlog

There are always more things on my mind than days of the week. Many thoughts make it to my notes but not to this site. Most days I write about a single topic in at least some detail. Today I’d like to give mention to several. Let’s explore. Continue reading Clearing Some Backlog

Connecticut Babies’ Lives Matter

While today’s article is somewhat of a continuation of yesterday’s (something I never do) it is even more something that I have to get off my chest. While for the most part I agree with President Trump’s attack on the Syrian airbase last week it is his professed motivation that bothers me. I find it hypocritical at best and inconsistent if not disingenuous. Let’s explore. Continue reading Connecticut Babies’ Lives Matter

The Manchild Who Cried ‘Wolf’

This is another Sunday article where it is impossible to determine the big story of the week. I began penning this early Friday afternoon, just hours after the Neil Gorsuch was confirmed as the 113th Supreme Court Justice in American history. That act is arguably the greatest theft in American history and one that we will suffer from for decades. The news is dominated by last night’s attack on Syria; but that only serves as part of a backdrop for today’s article. Let’s explore something that is deeply concerning me about the state of the presidency. Continue reading The Manchild Who Cried ‘Wolf’

Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0

Maybe it was to distract from his Russian problem. Perhaps it was to protect Jeff Sessions and give the Attorney General a chance to be a team player. Imaginably it was another move to placate his base. Very conceivably it was some or all of the above. In any event Donald Trump signed an executive order calling for another version of his Muslim ban. He was a bit slicker this time. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Muslim Ban 2.0