Today is Memorial Day, the day we set aside to honor our war dead. (All veterans are honored on Veterans’ Day in November. Today is set aside for those who made the ultimate sacrifice.) Perhaps it is taken from the Christian principle of hate the sin but love the sinner, in any event I’m a believer in respect the warrior regardless of what you think/thought of the war. As I told a friend of mine with survivor’s remorse, nobody cuts their own orders.
Tag Archives: debt ceiling
Progressive Sweeping XXXV
This promises to be another futile effort to catch up but let’s go anyway.
Two (Not So Easy) Things
Today’s article will discuss two simple changes to how we do “political business” in America that have vast public support and almost no chance of being instituted in my lifetime.
It All Comes Down To Mitch
The American and the global economy are unnecessarily flirting with disaster (or at least uncharted territory that no sane American wants to traverse). In my mind averting it may well come down to the actions of one man above all others. That man is Mitch McConnell.
Some Thoughts On The Debt Ceiling
As I commence writing this article, we are awaiting the Fed’s announcement on interest rates. I am among the many who anticipate a .25% increase. That is not only unnecessary but injurious to the economy. The Fed seems committed to raising rates until (and hopefully not beyond) the point that it puts the economy into a recession. But that’s only a small part of what I want to cover today; the looming debt ceiling crisis is my main thrust.