Tag Archives: 1980 election

Yes, There Is A Slippery Slope

Today is the 78th anniversary of D-Day. In many ways that event was the most important event of the 20th century in that it was the beginning of the end of the second world war. With those heroes in mind, many of whom died that day defending democracy, I would like to dispel the right wing myth of the slippery slope in regards to guns. There is a slippery slope in American politics which is much more dangerous but it has nothing to do with guns.

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Why Voter Nullification

NOTE: This is a corrected version.  The original article was somewhat inaccurate. 

Lost in the shuffle of the voter suppression legislation the Republicans are passing at the state level in states they control is the much more dangerous voter nullification legislation. Why are they doing it? I’d like to explain that today.

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The Optimal Choice

This is not the article I intended to publish twenty-four hours ago when I wrote yesterday’s article, A Lot Of Smoke. Today I find it necessary so please indulge me and come along. Continue reading The Optimal Choice

If, Then And Onward

This entire article is based on speculation; speculation whose foundation is history. The result is not a good one for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading If, Then And Onward

My President Is Pitifully Incompetent

No person has every talent necessary to run something as large and complex as the American federal government. Knowing your weaknesses and getting people on your staff that can plug those holes is a large part of being a competent manager. The technological advances that have come with the passage of time only exacerbated that challenge. President Trump and I are close in age and have a very similar education from world class management schools. When we were in school the laptop computer didn’t exist. As President he has the entire federal bureaucracy at his disposal. A competent manger would use that to his advantage. Donald Trump is incompetent. Let’s explore.       Continue reading My President Is Pitifully Incompetent