My generation’s war was Viet Nam. Primarily due to a 333 in the lottery I didn’t go. That doesn’t prohibit me from empathy and understanding. I do not speak Vietnamese nor did I know the geography or customs. (I could have found it on the globe but that is about it – and more than a lot of other young men of my generation.) Had I been on the ground my life would have been in the hands of an interpreter and my organization’s success would have been in large part dependent on cooperative denizens. Fast forward two generations, change the location to Afghanistan and the story is basically the same. If I can realize this why couldn’t 16 House Republicans?
I generally write articles at least one day ahead of publishing. When I woke up Wednesday morning I had two different ideas for Thursday’s article. After reading the papers option three won and the others will have to wait for another day. Continue reading 21 Without A Single Ace
In two cases of actions speaking truer than words I’d like to take a look at two recent votes in Congress. Many bills are tricky; you like some part(s) but something disturbs you. Often you end up holding your nose and voting for it. Others are just plain stinkers; another easy choice simply vote against the proposal. Then there are the no-brainers; you simply vote in the affirmative because the choice is so easy. Many congressional Republicans failed that simple task recently; 60 of them twice.
Today is another of my “clean up” articles. I know I’ll never cover all the topics I’d like to but I’ll briefly cover some. Continue reading Covering Some
You probably expected an article about President Biden’s State of the Union Address that technically wasn’t a State of the Union Address. Sorry, this is being written on the morning before and if I write about the speech, it will be the subject of Sunday’s article. Continue reading Down 4 Or More Going In