There is nothing unique happening in American politics. History is complete with examples of sizeable minorities motivated by what they perceive as a charismatic leader seizing power. That is almost a definition of fascism and it very much applies to today’s Trump-led Republican party. Being aware and concerned with that I am ever vigilant for signs. I think we see one in Iowa.
You will often hear pundits and politicians say that America is a country of laws. In 2021, Is it?
Last week Ohio Republican Representative Anthony Gonzalez announced that he would not seek reelection to his House seat. In itself that is not a huge story. Taken in its large context it is! Continue reading Two Buckeyes
With the riddance of Donald Trump many may think the fascist threat to America is over. Think again! It is still alive and well even in DC. My exhibit A is the current Supreme Court majority.
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