It is Tuesday morning as I write this article. At the stroke of midnight Friday the federal government becomes a pumpkin without a continuing resolution to fund it. After a congressional “short punt” in December even another doesn’t look very promising at this point. The problem is today’s Republican Party whose three pillars are reinforced by President Trump and his administration. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Three Pillars Reinforced
I remember the duck and cover under a desk drills in school in preparation for a nuclear attack by the Soviet Union. That would have done about as much good as a Betsy DeVos led Department of Education. Out of that era came an international relations theory known by the acronym of MAD which stood for Mutually Assured Destruction. Decades later came a television series named Mad Men. That “mad” stood for Manhattan’s Madison Avenue which was the epicenter of the powerful advertising business in the 1960’s. Last week we may have seen a 2018 version of mad men (as in insane) and they may be engaged in mutually assured destruction only unlike various American Presidents and Soviet Premiers they may not be smart enough to avoid the mutual destruction. Let’s explore. Continue reading A MAD Week Starts 2018?
My problem continues to be not finding a story but deciding which not to cover. That is how bad the Trump administration is. Today is another catch up day where I want to cover several topics briefly. It is getting to the point that I am seriously considering making this a weekly feature. Continue reading Outrage Cleanup
I have a strange relationship with demonstrators. I admire what they do and that they are willing to participate in such an active and visible fashion. Too many of us separate principle from action. I break with progressive demonstrators when they use methods I cannot condone. I am a believer in Dr. King’s philosophy that demonstrations bring attention to problems but seldom directly solve them. Friday and Saturday were days that made me very happy! Let’s explore. Continue reading 40,000 Real New England Patriots, Plus
Last week was a week of distraction from the perspective of the Trump administration. Since we have a President who is more concerned with television ratings and content than actually running a nation last week was a successful one. With all the distractions in the news there was precious little coverage of Russiagate. In reality (not the world Trump lives in) it didn’t make any difference because Robert Mueller and team kept right on quietly working like professionals do (the behavior of professionals is another concept foreign to Trump). Continue reading How Bad Might It Be?