State’s Rights. It sounds good and in fact had a noble intent. Over now three centuries of American history it has been used to justify bad.
I was never trained as a journalist. I have had columns in four different newspapers over the years but they have always been opinion columns. A common task assigned to junior scribes is the writing of obituaries for famous people well in advance of their demise. I never had to do that and today is my first attempt. The “article” is basically a fill in the blanks template so that an obit can be published soon after the final “chapter”. The template is then stored away and if necessary, periodically updated.
Today’s article is a template obituary for the Republican Party.
Today’s topic should have been very easy for me to select. As of Friday morning I had a topic in mind and intended to write this article Saturday morning (the latter I am doing). Then the bombshell news of RBG’s death came as my wife and I ate Friday’s dinner. That will be the topic of at least the next two day’s articles and I’m certain will be mentioned in many that follow. Last week President Trump made a remark during one of his pep rallies that is both chilling and reminiscent of the actions of autocrats of the last 100 years. Today let’s explore that. Continue reading Too Important To Ignore
Usually the subject of my Sunday article is the biggest political story of the week just ended. Selecting a single story in the Trump era has become increasingly difficult. This week it is a select a scandal situation. A comprehensive article covering all of the scandals is impossible. I’ll try to combine a few and conclude with a lesson. Let’s explore. Continue reading An Orange Sky, Yellow President And Red Alerts
One of my worst fears is that Donald Trump will incite a second Civil War before he is erased from the scene. That may seem extreme and I certainly hope it is, but the evidence of his attempting to do just that is mounting. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Call To Arms?