I plan on taking a few days off from my version of live blogging so this is a perfect opportunity to get some last points in.
I was “late to the party” in opposing capital punishment. For most progressives that is a basic tenet of the political philosophy. It was only about ten years ago that I changed my viewpoint on the topic. As we continue I will explain my final reservation and then share a recent revelation that vexed me. Continue reading Unlike Trump And The Republicans I Care About CO’s
I don’t know that prior to today I’ve ever written an article where the opening paragraph also served as a disclosure. I am currently the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Safe Space which is an organization dedicated to combating domestic violence and sexual assault. I have served on the Board for several years and in that time have learned a lot about just how pervasive a problem domestic violence (DV) is in our society. October was Domestic Violence Awareness month and in the course of it I was given the opportunity to read a proclamation from North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper. I am somewhat ashamed to admit that part of its content surprised me. Let’s explore. Continue reading Even I Was Surprised?
When I woke up Monday morning I decided to write about the first two aspects of this article for Wednesday’s publishing. Then, as is my habit, I read the New York Times and the Washington Post. Both had articles about a pending Trump announcement that dovetailed with my intended topics, (USA Today actually broke the story). The juxtaposition of history and the present made this a must address subject. Let’s explore. Continue reading Of WORMs And Cops
I’m among the vast majority of political observers who expect the Democrats to win control of the Senate this November. Arithmetic is part of the reason. The Republicans have to defend 24 seats while the Democrats only have to defend ten to maintain the status quo which leaves the Democrats plenty of room to pick up five seats (six if by some quirk they fail to retain the White House). The least vulnerable seat is in California. Longtime Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring but because of California’s unique primary system the only two contenders are both Democrats. From a partisan standpoint the Democrats literally can’t lose. Nonetheless tellthetruthonthem.com has decided to endorse Kamala Harris for the United States Senate in California. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Kamala Harris