Today is the day that our income taxes normally would be due, or at least due to be filed. This year that is changed due to the coronavirus. However, life under Trump is still very taxing and along with one shout out to a group of American patriots I will ramble about that for a few hundred words. Let’s explore. Continue reading Taxing Days
As a legislator you are occasionally faced with difficult votes. The most challenging among them are bills where you have to accept some provision you are less than thrilled with in order to get parts you enthusiastically support. Some bills are just repugnant to you and they are easy nays. Some are primarily something(s) that reflect your core beliefs and they are easy ayes. Then there are the no-brainer bills where you simply vote in the affirmative and move on. It is one such bill that I want to discuss today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Four Head Scratchers
I think this is the first time I felt I had to use Tuesday’s article to review the previous week. That is a reflection of how bad it is getting in Washington. Today’s article deals with a single House vote. This is one of the rare occasions where a Congressional vote was so egregious that I felt it merited its own article. Let’s explore. Continue reading 5 Dirty Dozens And 4 Dishonorable Mentions
One of the advantages of getting older is that you have seen and/or heard a lot of things to go along with the history that you have learned. All are potential lessons that will help you make wiser choices. Considering that, I’d like to juxtapose a dead comedian, a dark episode in American history, President Trump and 187 House Republicans. Let’s explore. Continue reading St. Louis Anyone?
I often use a song to put my readers in the mindset most conducive to reading that day’s article. Today I’m going to use a movie; the 1982 hit Sophie’s Choice. More specifically I’m going to use a line of dialog Meryl Streep used while portraying the lead character for which she won the Academy Award for Best Actress. It deals with the truth: “Ah, the truth, ah, the truth, I don’t even know what is the truth – after all the lies I have told.” With that in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading What Is The Truth?