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A Program Building Win

There are more similarities between politics and athletics than someone who hasn’t been involved in both would realize. A primary objective in both is to win. I believe in an old political axiom that the first obligation of a politician is to win because if you don’t you can’t do yourself, your Party or your cause(s) any good. The old coach in me knows that winning programs are built. Let’s explore the juxtaposition. Continue reading A Program Building Win

Deplorable Congressional Action

Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” line was one of her least well received of the 2016 election. I thought it was in large part accurate. I cannot think of a more appropriate word to use when describing the actions of 107 Congressional Republicans last week. I feel so strongly about this that at the risk of having a somewhat boring and cumbersome to read article I am naming each one of them herein. As Justice Louis Brandeis famously stated, “Sunshine is said to be the best of disinfectants.” Let’s explore.   Continue reading Deplorable Congressional Action

Trump Said Nothing Of Substance That Wasn’t Dangerous

Monday night I settled in front of the television just before 9pm to hear President Trump address the nation from Ft. Myer in Arlington, Virginia about his plans for handling the nearly 16 year-old conflict in Afghanistan. (Early in his speech he referred to it as a 17 year-old war. He must have been using Paul Ryan arithmetic. 17-1=16 where I went to school; I’m giving him the rounding errors.) In my mind it was worse than a 25 minute nothingburger; the tiny bit of substance that it contained was mind bogglingly dangerous. Let’s explore.       Continue reading Trump Said Nothing Of Substance That Wasn’t Dangerous

Only Two Sides

Saturday will live in American history as Charlottesville ’17. Historians will write books about it. I’m not sure if in its final analysis it will be a dark moment that turned a tide for some good like Selma or for evil like Kristallnacht. This much I do know: our President missed an opportunity! Let’s explore. Continue reading Only Two Sides

Some Thoughts And Observations

I didn’t take a nap on Saturday and certainly not an all day one. I am deferring comment on Charlottesville until tomorrow’s article. Today I’d like to play catchup again. One article will be inadequate to cover all the recent happenings with Trump in the White House (or whatever Trump branded property he is operating out of today). Let’s explore. Continue reading Some Thoughts And Observations