I had an entirely different plan for today’s article then I read Dana Milbank’s opinion piece in Wednesday morning’s Washington Post entitled, Koch Industries’ valentine to Vladimir Putin. The title of today’s post is a question; its last paragraph is the answer. Continue reading What Can I Do About It?
Did you ever wonder why American government officials and wannabe officials often seem to have a different sense of urgency? It is because we operate on several different political clocks. I’d like to explore the major ones in play today.
My biggest non-partisan criticism of the American political system is the influence of money on it. Political fundraising has become an industry. There is nary a day goes by without me getting a flood of emails all asking for money for some political/policy cause. I am far from alone! Abortion has been one of the hottest topics for decades. I am among the many who feel that the Supreme Court will effectively gut Roe v Wade in the coming weeks. The fundraisers will not stop; there is simply too much money to be made. The question is which will be the next cause. Continue reading Which Next?
There is an old Polish proverb that basically says that what you say when you are drunk; you speak the truth. (I’m not going to try to quote it. I neither read nor write Polish and have a toddler’s speaking vocabulary in it. Typical American – English only.) While I’m confident Joe Biden was sober when he spoke in Warsaw on Saturday, he did speak the truth; a truth that few want to publically admit.
The biggest political story of the week just passed was, no surprise, the war in Ukraine. The Biden-led West finds itself confronted with a delicate juggling act. I don’t totally believe the official reports coming out of either Russia or Ukraine but I think there is a new twist to consider and I’d like to explore that today.