I’m perplexed about two things this Monday morning. Since they are both rooted in the same rapidly dynamic situation the timing is important. One is fairly immediate and the other is longer term, in two stages and related to the first. Confused? Please read along and I will clear up the mystery but alas have no definitive answers at this point. Continue reading I’m Wondering
Over the weekend West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin made his clearest statement yet that he will not go along with eliminating or amending the filibuster. Furthermore, and in my mind more disturbing, he indicated that he was not in favor of strictly partisan legislation. Juxtapose those stances with Mitch McConnell openly playing obstructer in chief and you have what cricket fans would call a sticky wicket; in American political parlance – a mess.
All the above leaves us with a few questions to ponder. Let’s take a look at a few. Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?
My only trepidation in writing this article now is that I may be stealing the biggest political story of the week from Sunday’s article yet it will go largely uncovered in the press.
I was never trained as a journalist. I have had columns in four different newspapers over the years but they have always been opinion columns. A common task assigned to junior scribes is the writing of obituaries for famous people well in advance of their demise. I never had to do that and today is my first attempt. The “article” is basically a fill in the blanks template so that an obit can be published soon after the final “chapter”. The template is then stored away and if necessary, periodically updated.
Today’s article is a template obituary for the Republican Party.
Today’s article is going to be another of those bits and pieces ones. This one written while awaiting the verdict in Minneapolis. Continue reading It Keeps Coming In