This item didn’t get the press I thought it deserved. It got some coverage but certainly not of the “above the fold” variety. More concerning than the subject matter itself is that I feel it is part of a larger undemocratic pattern and process. On Tuesday Federal Judge James M. Moody, Jr. struck down the Arkansas law banning transgender care (more specifics below) for people under 18.
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
I predicted the possibility of massive voter intimidation in 2022. For the most part I was incorrect. However, I fear I may have just been premature. The Republicans severely underperformed in 2022. Their MAGA base will never blame it on bad candidates and/or the lack of a platform that addressed the voters’ concerns. The professional political class of Republicans have spent at least since 2009 ignoring the issues and are simply obsessed with winning at any cost including American democracy and the welfare of much of their current base. In fact, their goal is eventually to eliminate voters from the equation.
Today’s article is basically a continuation of Sunday’s and certainly of the catch up variety. I am including one new item which I will commence with because much is destined to be left on the cutting room floor.
As I sat down to write this, I had a much different idea of what the article would be like. In fact, this is the first time I can remember where the last thing I wrote was the opening paragraph. This article is short, but it is important in this time of disinformation which is killing people and endangering American democracy. Continue reading You Decide
I guess in some ways the old coach in me is coming out. While I should be optimistic, I find myself in a very dark pessimistic place when I ponder America’s political future. Recent events and math are even less than promising when I couple them with history. Continue reading Will We Turn On The Light?