181 Unpatriotic Enablers

This may be the most boring to read article I will write in 2019 but Tuesday’s vote in the House of Representatives has me angry. Let’s explore. Continue reading 181 Unpatriotic Enablers


I often spend too much time on the title of an article. Today I thought I would be straightforward. This entire article is an incomplete review of and commentary on the central topic of Beth Macy’s book Dopesick. If you haven’t read it I strongly recommend you do. It is the seminal work on the opioid crisis. With disclosures and introductions out of the way, let’s explore.   Continue reading Dopesick

Campaign Like It’s 2018 Again

In my opinion the biggest value to the study of history is learning from it. If something works repeat it; if something doesn’t work don’t keep repeating it. 2018 was a great year for Democrats. A large part of that was a backlash against Donald Trump which generated unprecedented Democratic turnout for a mid-term. The result was a huge Blue Wave. As in sports so it is in politics: opportunity is only good if you seize it and make the most of it. 2018 is a guide for 2020. Let’s explore. Continue reading Campaign Like It’s 2018 Again

English Comprehension Is A Wonderful Thing In America

Attorney General Bill Barr’s initial “book report” on the Mueller Report came out Sunday. Within an hour President Trump was illustrating his lack of English comprehension skills and doing what he does best – lying. Let’s explore. Continue reading English Comprehension Is A Wonderful Thing In America

Republicans Are Dangerous To America’s Health

Over the years, particularly in the last decade, I don’t know how many times I have said or written words to the effect that Republicans are hazardous to your health; but it is many times. Far from taking it back I want to highlight a recent example and then expand on it a bit. Let’s explore. Continue reading Republicans Are Dangerous To America’s Health