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Don’t Be Afraid To Do The Correct Thing

I was cleaning out a file cabinet the other day, (nobody said my life was exciting), when I came across a paper given to me by one of the wisest men I ever met, the late Dr. Bill Palich. At the time that paper represented the anger and disappointment we shared about a Senatorial vote. Today it represents a lesson. Let’s explore. Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid To Do The Correct Thing

Fortunately Credible; Unfortunately Incredible

Rarely do I devote an entire column to reviewing a single article. Today is the second time I do so to an article penned by The New Yorker writer Jane Mayer. (Additionally, and very deservedly, Mayer’s book Dark Money is on my recommended reading list.) Last week Mayer posted Christopher Steele, The Man Behind The Trump Dossier to her magazine’s website. It will appear in their March 12th edition under the slightly different title, The Man Behind the Dossier. Typical of a New Yorker article it is long and I cannot do justice to it in a few paragraphs; but if you want to save the better part of 2 hours reading time I invite you to explore.     Continue reading Fortunately Credible; Unfortunately Incredible

The Endorsement Of Catherine Cortez Mastro

Democrats in the Intermountain West tend to be a bit more conservative than many of their East or West Coast brethren. In large part that is because they reflect the mindset and values of their neighbors. While at its root America is one big mostly homogenous country there are a few issues that are high on the priority list in the West that simply aren’t at the front of people’s minds in the rest of the country. That is why it is difficult to find an electable progressive in that region. Today I want to speak of an exception to that “rule”: Catherine Cortez Mastro. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Catherine Cortez Mastro

The Unfortunate Override

I’m not sure this qualifies as the biggest political story of last week but to a political junkie it is the most interesting. For the first time during the Obama administration Congress overrode a veto. From the standpoint of practical politics I can see why Obama vetoed the bill and I can equally see why the vast majority in both chambers voted to override the veto. This illustrates a flaw in our political system and I’d like to explore it a bit today. Continue reading The Unfortunate Override

Rated R – Chick-fil-A

We all do something stupid occasionally. Usually we realize it, apologize to those we have wronged and learn from our mistake. America is a very forgiving nation. Americans tend to dismiss a lone transgression with the attitude of: we all make mistakes and are not in a position to cast the first stone. Chick-fil-A president and Chief Operating Officer, Dan T. Cathy, obviously never learned that lesson or did not appreciate the forgiveness bestowed upon him from most Americans because; well, he did it again. Continue reading Rated R – Chick-fil-A