Today I felt it was time to do another of my catch up type articles. As the title reflects, I know a lot will never make it to the page. Continue reading This Stuff Happened (And More That Didn’t Make It To The Page)
At one point during my coaching career I worked for an Athletic Director who shared my love of baseball. It was our mutual favorite sport despite the fact that the school didn’t even have a baseball team. We enjoyed a running debate of bad throw vs. no throw with each of us taking opposite sides of the question. Without getting into the baseball weeds I will simply state that we were both simultaneously correct and incorrect – it depends on the situation and the degree of bad. Read on – I’ll tie this into today’s American politics.
My anger having somewhat subsided, I can probably do a better job writing about last week’s biggest political story now than I could have when it broke (over two days). They say timing is everything in life and the fact that I read Presumed Guilty: How The Supreme Court Empowered The Police Subverting Civil Rights by Edwin Chemerinsky last week probably gave me a unique perspective on the event.
I suspect that most of my regular readers expected an article on Afghanistan today since it was the political story that received the most coverage last week. Joe Biden’s delivery of a “Hellfire suppository” to a terrorist notwithstanding, I feel that, particularly politically, Afghanistan is a T/B/D story and will therefore pass for today.
This summer the most dangerous domestic political story has been the right wing’s attack on democracy. Today I’d like to discuss one aspect of it.
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.