I guess I should commence with an apology. Despite the title – which has become a crutch for me – these articles are primarily catch up articles. Many of the topics dealt with below deserve a full article if not more and others will simply fall on the cutting room floor. Without further ado, let’s begin.
Next weekend is Labor Day weekend and the unofficial opening of the 2022 “regular season” for politics. A lot has changed on the political landscape since the last time I took a look at the prospects for the 2022 Senate races and I thought it merited another look.
The biggest American political story of last week received almost no coverage. Being an Easterner I’m not sure I even have the right to write about it. I certainly lack much in expertise and experience. But an old man is going to write about a river anyway. The story is much, much bigger than just that body of water. In fact, water is the key word.
The world isn’t perfect. We can’t have a pure progressive in every Senate seat; they are simply unelectable in some states in 2022. Today I will again endorse a moderate Democrat that holds many extremely important progressive values. 100 is perfect; 97 (and the use of that number will become clear below) is very, very good.
America has a gun problem. If you don’t realize that you are either of extremely limited mental capacity or haven’t been paying attention. If you are also a member of Congress you are a danger to American society and Americans.