Recently a personal matter (more about that below) was tentatively scheduled for April 4th. Immediately that date struck a chord in the back of my mind as having historical significance thanks to U2’s 1984 hit song, Pride (In the Name of Love).
Ronald Reagan is to Philadelphia, Mississippi as Donald Trump is to Waco, Texas. Sound peculiar? Read on and it won’t.
Again, a lot happened last week but to me the big story is a no-brainer. Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.
The other major political story (and outrage) of the week just passed is the apparent death of federal voter protection legislation. I say apparent because it’s never over until it’s over but to put it in medical terms the prognosis is not good. At this point I am encouraging the Democrats to take what I will call the Political Option.
We live in an instant gratification society. Legislation has been compared to sausage making. Most of us love a grilled brat at a tailgating event but almost none of us either want to think about what goes into it and fewer yet want to visualize the process. If you think that opening was strange it gets stranger.