Today is New Year’s Eve. At midnight we say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in 2018. I’m happy about the former and apprehensive about the latter. Today I want to briefly review what I thought were the top five political stories of 2017. Interestingly the first four link back to the last. In reverse order here they are. Continue reading 2017 – A Year In Review
Earlier this year the Democratic National Committee (DNC) elected a new Chair in a hotly contested election pitting two factions of the Party against each other. The victor (by a small margin) was former Labor Secretary Tom Perez who represented the more establishment wing of the Party. His rival, who he wisely included in the new power structure, was Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison who represented the more progressive wing that thought policy first, feasibility and implementation second. It was to a great degree the Obama-Clintons people versus the Sanders people. Out of that bad start we appear to have gotten a good result. Let’s explore. Continue reading Keep It Going Tom
Please note this article has an element of fiction to it in that I neither speak for ISIS nor am in any sort of communication with them. In fact as far as I know they do not name a Man of the Year award. (It certainly wouldn’t be Person of the Year).
Men of the Year decisions have to be made well in advance of announcement and publication. I am writing this article on the morning of Pearl Harbor Day, some 20 days in advance of publication. I will probably neglect to mention some of President Trump’s “achievements” that further the cause of ISIS and very possibly some will occur between my writing and your reading of this article. That said, Trump has done more than enough to merit this recognition. Continue reading ISIS’ 2017 Man Of The Year: Donald Trump
I recently got to spend about ten days with my toddler grandson. His favorite song is Shawn Mendes’ There’s Nothing Holden’ Me Back. Mendes is a Canadian. I lived the first 47 years of my life on the Canadian border and today is Boxing Day. Juxtapose all those facts and you have today’s somewhat satirical and entertaining article. Come along with me. Continue reading Canadian Omens, Explanations And Obituaries
As has become a tradition at tellthetruthonthem.com, on Christmas Day we give out mythical gifts to several progressives. (It also makes for an easy “write ahead” article and gives me more time off to spend with family.) In no particular order here are this year’s recipients and their gifts. Continue reading Under The 2017 Xmas Tree