(Probably) Temporary “Stability”

Today’s title is almost a collection of incompatible words when used in that combination. Its subject is Monday’s Supreme Court ruling in June Medical Services, L.L.C. v Russo. While it looks like a straightforward victory for pro-choice people I contend it is much more complicated. Let’s explore. Continue reading (Probably) Temporary “Stability”

What Is Trump Setting Up For?

Let’s look at America as we end the month of June of a presidential year with the incumbent president running for reelection. We are in a depression with unemployment at a rate we haven’t seen in decades. We are suffering from a pandemic the likes of which we haven’t seen in a century and are turning in the worst performance by far of any other advanced industrialized western nation due to lack of federal leadership. The rule of law, including in many instances the actions of front line of law enforcement, is erratic at best. People from both sides of the political spectrum have been taking to the street to demonstrate. All that considered an incumbent president should be a dead duck in November but there is actually a decent chance that Trump will “win reelection”. My basic question today is with this backdrop what exactly is Trump planning for? There is a lot there including my use of quotation marks. Let’s explore. Continue reading What Is Trump Setting Up For?

History?

Way too many things happened last week to single out a particular issue as the biggest one. Therefore I’d like to explore one that may correct an old problem and positively impact the future. Of course I wouldn’t be capable of doing that without a “dash of snark”. Please come along.   Continue reading History?

Seeing And Saying

Today’s is a combination clean out the notes and an observation(s) article. (I never know exactly what I’ll cover in an article like this because it develops as I write it.) There is a lot of ground to cover – much of which I will not get to – so let’s explore.   Continue reading Seeing And Saying

Weasels

I read a lot. Some would say too much. I feel there is so much to learn that I can never read enough and therefore too much is impossible. Among my reading are a lot of op-eds – perhaps that is because I write five a week. Among the op-ed writers I really respect is Eugene Robinson. In Friday morning’s Washington Post I read his op-ed entitled John Bolton is a weasel in a party of weasels. By far it was the best piece I read last week. Let’s explore. Continue reading Weasels