America A.T. – Part One

The following is the first installment in a series of undetermined duration and frequency about life in America after Trump (A.T.).

Someday, somehow Donald Trump will no longer be President of the United States of America. You have to believe that if you, like me, believes America will endure. We have survived bad presidents before, although probably not as bad as Trump. Several of them served during my lifetime. While still paying the price for their misdeeds; we have survived. Trump has exposed many weaknesses in our system which we will have to repair after his exit. When I coached basketball we often learned more from a loss than a win because a loss exposed our weaknesses. Remember America’s overarching goal is a more perfect union. Continue reading America A.T. – Part One

It’s International

It is easy for American political junkies to think the sky is falling and it is only happening to us. Last week another example of the fact that we are not alone came out of the United Kingdom. During this ordeal one of the few sources of solace has been Washington Post opinion writer Eugene Robinson. Please allow me to juxtapose and slightly elaborate on those two facts. Continue reading It’s International

The Good News Is That It Is Not A Heart Attack

Today is another one of those I need to get a lot off my chest days. There is so much on it that it feels like a heart attack in progress. It’s a sunny Saturday morning in the Raleigh area as I begin to pen this for Tuesday’s publication and I’m certain I won’t be able to cover everything that is piled up. In any event, let’s explore. Continue reading The Good News Is That It Is Not A Heart Attack

They Died And You Can’t Run

Today is Memorial Day in America; a day we set aside to honor our war dead. Hopefully all Americans will at least pause to think of them. The day has morphed into another holiday for picnics, ballgames and parties. We have a day honoring all veterans who have worn the uniform and served; today is for those who gave their lives to preserve the freedoms we have. I have never worn the uniform and certainly wasn’t called upon to make the ultimate sacrifice but I appreciate that many, in fact too many, did. That took courage and a sacrifice for a cause greater than themselves. What is disappointing me is that, to date at least, too many Democratic politicians appear unwilling to risk their political future to save America. Let’s explore. Continue reading They Died And You Can’t Run

The Mostly Forgotten Threat

More often than not the subject of my Sunday article is the biggest political news of the week just ended. In using Kyle Swenson’s Monday, May 20th article in the Washington Post entitled, “Marshall Islands ‘nuclear coffin’ in danger of leaking nuclear bomb waste due to sea level rise” as the basis of today’s article feel I have stayed consistent. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Mostly Forgotten Threat