It is Tuesday afternoon as I “pen” this. I woke up this morning and shortly thereafter read the New York Times and the Washington Post as is my normal routine. I was glad to see that the players and soccer coach in Thailand were rescued; first from a humanitarian standpoint but also because it was the only good news. America is in trouble and so are many other countries. The danger is the growing influence of right wing extremists in positions of authority. Let’s explore. Continue reading We (Americans) Are Not Alone
Scandal, it just seems to be synonymous with the Trump administration. There are 24 members of President Trump’s Cabinet. Nine, or just over one-third, have been implicated in scandals. One, Tom Price, was already forced to resign due to a scandal. If you add in those with suspect backgrounds or who are manifestly unqualified you get to 16 or two-thirds. Let’s explore. Continue reading What’s In The Cabinet?
Although there was an inside baseball tipping point, there are a variety of reasons I resigned my position as Franklin County (NC) Democratic Party Chair in 2014. Among them is that I am now a totally free agent and able to endorse contested Democrats. Deborah Ross will have one or more opponents in the March 15th North Carolina Democratic primary for the United States Senate and she will win. My hope is that she goes on to defeat incumbent Republican Senator Richard Burr in the November general election! Continue reading The Endorsement Of Deborah Ross