The biggest American political story of last week received almost no coverage. Being an Easterner I’m not sure I even have the right to write about it. I certainly lack much in expertise and experience. But an old man is going to write about a river anyway. The story is much, much bigger than just that body of water. In fact, water is the key word.
Today’s will be another of the catch up variety articles. Usually I refer to items left on the cutting room floor. Here we go with what didn’t fall that far. Continue reading Before I Sweep
The water shortage problem in America is to a great degree regional and centered in the west. It is also principally an agricultural/rural issue. I have lived almost my entire life in the suburbs or to a less degree exurbs of the Buffalo, Tampa and Raleigh. The fact that I am not directly impacted by it doesn’t mean I am not concerned about it. It took a turn for the worse this week and that item was overwhelmed by the Afghanistan news.
One of President Trump’s campaign promises of 2016 was to drain the swamp. With the value of hindsight we know that anything he promised to do would not get done. In fact, most often the opposite would happen. I’d like to offer that perhaps Trump is draining the swamp but not in the way most of us think of. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Swamp’s Outlet
Even being my own boss and having theoretically unlimited space I still find it impossible to cover everything I want to especially during the Trump administration. Part of what Trump and his minions rely on is that many of their transgressions will fly under the radar or be quickly removed “from the screen” by the next scandal. Here are a few more I noticed over the past several days. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Few That Didn’t Evade Me