I’m writing this piece on Friday afternoon, officially the first observation of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. After decades of waiting, it came in as a rush job. Juneteenth becoming a federal holiday is a wonderful thing but what concerns me much more are many of the events happening around it.
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.
The Devil went down to Georgia
He was lookin’ for a soul to steal
Those are the opening lines from The Charlie Daniels Band’s 1979 hit, The Devil Went Down To Georgia. Why were they constantly going through my mind last Saturday? Let’s explore. Continue reading The Purloined Soul Of A Political Party
An occupation that is currently hurting is that of the bookmaker. With professional sports almost completely shut down there simply isn’t much betting going on. Political betting is still alive and well. President Trump’s performance on Sunday night presented an over/under line opportunity for the bookmakers; whether there will be more than (the over) or less than (the under). Trump predicted 100,000 American deaths will be attributed to the coronavirus in 2020. I’ll take the over. Let’s explore. Continue reading I’ll Take The Over
There were many events to choose as the biggest political story of last week but since I invested so much time watching the House Judiciary Committee’s meeting I am selecting it for today’s topic. The meaning of today’s title will become apparent below. Let’s explore. Continue reading Truman Wins