This is the first of my 2020 endorsements; I plan on at least three more in the coming days. I know it has become political rhetoric but the 2020 election may well be the most important election of my lifetime and yours also. To me the future of America, the planet and democracy is at stake. As far as most Americans are concerned the main attraction is the race for the White House; in my opinion it is the race for control of the Senate. With that in mind please continue reading. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Mark Kelly
Today is another of those “clean up” days that most weeks need lately. Even if you discount the shiny objects (which often require commenting in order to establish them as such and therefore largely irrelevant) there is simply too much political news to cover. I’ll try and catch up on some of what happened during the last few days. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tidbits Thursday
People tend to leave administrations between the mid-term election and New Year’s Day of the following year. For many two years of high level government service is enough. They may well want to get out of the pressure cooker or simply cash in via the revolving door. I haven’t done a study (and don’t intent to) so I cannot unequivocally state whether they are leaving the Trump administration at a greater rate than normal. Considering the positions that were never filled (mainly because Trump never bothered to nominate or hire someone in the first place) and all the previous departures I have to guess the Trump exodus is on the high side. The bottom line is that this administration has served the nation more poorly than perhaps any of its predecessors. There are several hotspot countries that don’t even have an American ambassador because Trump never bothered to nominate one. My question is just how concerned I should be about the departures. Come along and ponder that with me. Continue reading Am I Supposed To Be Upset?