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People Behaving Badly

Tuesday morning was one of many where I did not know what I would write about when I woke up. As I was reading the morning papers online, knowing that my next task was to write, the news flash came across that Max Cleland had died and my agenda was set. I had several notes about incidents of bad conduct by elected Republicans and this just anchored the article in my mind. Continue reading People Behaving Badly

Much More Than Just A Circus

Most often my Sunday article is about the biggest political news of the week just ended. This week will not be one of the exceptions and there was no debate as to what that story was.  Thursday’s article was written early on the morning of Wednesday January 6th.  It was entitled, Before I Get Distracted.  I predicted the events of the day would be a circus.  I was incorrect only by underestimation.  Let’s explore. Continue reading Much More Than Just A Circus

Easter Spirits?

Today is Easter Sunday for non-orthodox Christians (they go next week). It is the celebration of the resurrection of Christ. Christianity is by far the most practiced religion in America although it is neither the state religion (the First Amendment to the Constitution prohibits one), nor do Christians constitute a majority of Americans. While it may seem a bit odd since I have been an agnostic for decades, but I will make two religious references today that I simply think are good advice. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Easter Spirits?

Thank You Ms. Mayer

Please Note: The basis for this article is Jane Mayer’s October 4th article in The New Yorker which I highly recommend you read.

It is only about once a year that I read an article that moves me to the extent that I write almost an entire article of my own based on it. That happened the other day when I read Jane Mayer’s piece in The New Yorker entitled, The Invention Of The Conspiracy Theory On Biden And Ukraine: How a conservative dark-money group that targeted Hillary Clinton in 2016 spread the discredited story that may lead to Donald Trump’s impeachment. Trump and his minions are trying to muddy the waters with this story in order to confuse the voters. To date they have been to a large degree successful. Mayer, who I I have long held tremendous respect for, does a great job of clearing the waters in her article. Let’s explore. Continue reading Thank You Ms. Mayer

Not For The First Time; What A Week!

It’s Friday afternoon as I commence penning this and as fast as things are developing please excuse me if I miss something big. Again, the week that just passed had so many big political stories that it is impossible to identify a single one as the biggest. With that in mind I want to comment on several. Let’s explore. Continue reading Not For The First Time; What A Week!