Today will be another attempt to catch up on recent events, spiced with a few observations and thoughts. I’ll explain the title at the end. Continue reading Trying Again
Today I’m going to be non-partisan and that is not a natural position for me. If you asked me what the biggest problem is in American politics I would say it is the undo influence money has – that is totally non-partisan. If you asked many, particularly on the right, they would say the lack of confidence many Americans have in their elected officials. Today I want to propose a relatively simple (nothing is simple in American politics at the highest levels) partial solution to both issues.
Ever since I was a little boy growing up in suburban Buffalo, New York the Fourth of July, as we called it, was my favorite holiday. The boy can age into an old man and you can move him to another part of the country but in my case the favorite holiday hasn’t changed. Today I want to invite you along for a bit of fiction based on contemporary American politics.
Please note: The following is a work of political fiction. Continue reading Trump Is Today’s GOP
This may be the most boring to read article I will write in 2019 but Tuesday’s vote in the House of Representatives has me angry. Let’s explore. Continue reading 181 Unpatriotic Enablers
Last Thursday the House passed H. Res. 183 by a vote of 407-23-1-1. The resolution condemned hate speech and intolerance. I think that this was a no-brainer to vote for and it should have passed unanimously. Evidentially for two dozen Republicans this was complicated. Let’s explore. Continue reading Was This A Tough Vote?