California being California it will take some time before the final numbers are in but Wednesday morning’s papers all told me that Gavin Newsom prevailed in the recall election by a huge margin. Gavin executed a strategy articulated by Harry Truman in 1948 and was more crudely put by me over the course of the last two decades or so.
American democracy finds itself in an abusive (and adversarial) relationship with the Republican Party. That is a monumental problem. The first step in solving a problem is to realize that it exists. I spent ten years on the Board of an organization that helped people deal with abusive relationships. The key to solving that issue is also straight forward.
Perhaps I’ve stumbled upon a new theme for Sunday articles. Today I want to write of the biggest political outrage of the week just passed – and there were plenty of candidates. Sadly, this one received little press.
Most often the subject of my Sunday article is what I deem to be the most important political story of the week just ended. This week, while not discounting its importance, the subject is the most disgusting occurrence of last week. Continue reading The Act
Q: How many current members of the Republican Senate caucus are rotten? A: All of them and they proved it Saturday. Continue reading The Whole Barrel Is Rotten