There is some uncertainty as I pen this. Late this morning (Friday August 24th) the family of Senator John McCain announced he is ceasing treatment for cancer. It is inevitable that he will soon leave us and I intend to publish this soon after that preempting another article if necessary and viable. Traditionally it would be called an obituary. I would rather call it a tribute. I feel inadequate to write McCain’s obituary but I can express sincere appreciation of his service to his and my country. I’m not sure when you will read this, but I assume it will be soon. Continue reading A Tribute To John McCain
Last week a White House aide made a comment about Arizona Republican Senator John McCain that most charitably can be described as insensitive. The administration’s reaction was to be outraged that it leaked to the press. There is a lot here and almost all of it is nauseating. Let’s explore. Continue reading Why Does This White House Leak So Much?
Polarization is a huge problem in contemporary American politics. If you use a Venn diagram to illustrate the positions of the right and left in this country one of the few places the circles would overlap is the respect for veterans, particularly those who gave their life in the line of duty. I have never worn the uniform of this country and have disagreed with almost every military action my country has taken in my lifetime. That in no way diminishes my respect for veterans. The last time I checked nobody in the military writes their own orders; they go where they are told, when they are told. One of the lowest things an American can do is use the military, especially a military death in the line of duty, for their self-aggrandizement. That is exactly what Donald Trump has done on multiple occasions. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is A Deplorable Human Being
Is it wishful thinking on my part or am I seeing the beginning of defiant patriotism when it comes to the relationship of the military and congressional Republicans with President Trump? That is the underlying story of last week and I’d like to explore it with you today. Continue reading Defiant Patriotism?
I try to make the Sunday story about the biggest political news of the week just ended. In order to accommodate my personal schedule I felt it was necessary to write a bit more ahead of schedule than normal; (in this case Thursday morning.) What I decided to do was write about the root of most of the big stories of the first six months of the Trump administration including last week. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Morally Bankrupt