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The Lesson Of The Kitchen Table

One of my political mentors was the late John Maloney. He taught me a lot about politics in a few simple lessons. Don’t bother googling him. He was not famous. He was just a good Democratic foot soldier who in his later years was willing to impart some of his wisdom on a young man who, though somewhat experienced, still had many lessons to learn. I’m now in my later years and hope I can pass this and other lessons on to others. Today I want to tell my readers what Mr. Maloney (I never called him by his first name) taught me about the kitchen table. Continue reading The Lesson Of The Kitchen Table

A Path Forward – Part Four

I just finished reading the third in a series of books meant to challenge my liberal beliefs and more importantly understand what motivated Donald Trump voters. Somewhere in the near future all three of them will reach the Recommended Reading list. I’m still as liberal as ever. However the books, coupled with my upbringing in the Rust Belt, made me pause just a bit and understand how people could end up voting for Trump. I know they made a disastrous decision which was neither in their best interest nor America’s. Understanding doesn’t necessitate agreement. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Four

Jobs? Just Not Here, Unless…

 

President Trump spent his first full workweek day in office doing what he does best – malarkey. He met with business leaders (which on the surface I applaud – more about that later). Then he signed some executive orders all of which were either meaningless or harmful (even though I agree with him on the substance of one – more about that later also). Let’s explore. Continue reading Jobs? Just Not Here, Unless…

An Alliance Of Rivals

I thought I saw it coming. I basically predicted it several weeks ago. Now my “union upbringing” provides me with a suggestion on how to combat it. Let’s explore. Continue reading An Alliance Of Rivals

My Roots Are Showing (And They Are Angry)!

I had planned to write about something else for today’s posting. It will have to wait. It wasn’t the most important news item of next week. What I’m asking you to explore with me is! Continue reading My Roots Are Showing (And They Are Angry)!