He Told Us

Tuesday Bill Barr testified before the House Judiciary Committee. I watched significant portions of the hearing live. Basically Barr lied, told right wing mythology tales (the latter is a subset of the former) and ran out the clock. A lot of progressives are angry; they have a right to be but they certainly shouldn’t be surprised. Let’s explore. Continue reading He Told Us

When The Best And The Worst Intersect

Baseball has been my favorite sport from as far back as I can remember. In fact one of my earliest memories (admittedly somewhat foggy) was watching Don Larsen pitch his perfect game in the 1956 World Series on a black and white TV. It’s a sunny and hot Monday morning in Wake Forest, North Carolina as I pen this article and I’m also basking in the glow of my Tampa Bay Rays being in first place in the American League East (albeit part of a three way tie) with a record of 2-1. Major league baseball is back for the moment; that’s the good news. Unfortunately there is also bad news. Let’s explore. Continue reading When The Best And The Worst Intersect

One Number

Last week Thursday, just like every Thursday (except for certain holidays) the new claims for unemployment number came out. It was 1.4 million. It seems that during the last three weeks the number has plateaued in the 1.3 to 1.4 million range. That, and a little prudent projection, says a lot. Let’s explore. Continue reading One Number

The Inside Game

Despite the fact that I had the opportunity to graduate from a world class management school I feel I learned more lessons that I could apply to politics and life during the fifteen years I coached high school and then college basketball. Oversimplifying things, one of the decisions you made was rather to employ an inside or outside offensive game. This article will be an inside baseball/nerdy one (I’ll mix sports metaphors throughout it) but I promise it will be interesting to political junkies and hopefully many more. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Inside Game

Whole Lot Happenin’

It’s Saturday morning as I sit down to pen my Sunday article which is usually about the biggest political story of the preceding week. This morning there is a lot going through my mind and, as the title indicates, I thought I’d cover some of it with you. I’ve lived in the American South for just over 20 years now and while I have yet to pick up the expression ya’ll I have caught myself dropping the G’s at the end of a lot of words when I speak. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Whole Lot Happenin’