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The Enshrinement Of John Lewis

For only the 12th time in its existence and the first time in over two years, tellthetruthonthem.com is inducting a new member into its Progressive Hall of Fame. This is a rare occurrence and I hope you continue to read. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of John Lewis

Weighing In

There have been a number of bold ideas put forward by Democrats (most of them running for the presidency) thus far in 2019. I thought today would be a good opportunity to briefly weigh in on three of them. Let’s explore. Continue reading Weighing In

An American Life

It’s Tuesday afternoon as I pen this. The big political speculation is what President Trump will do in his 9pm address from the Oval Office. Will he declare a national emergency on the southern border or not? I’m more of a bottom line guy and in this case the bottom line is that Trump will do what he always does: lie and distract. Let’s explore. Continue reading An American Life

SPECIAL NOTICE – RECOMMENDED READING ADDITION

I just added Presidents of War by Michael Beschloss to the Recommended Reading Section.  It is considered to be one of the three must read political books published in 2018.  (The other two are Leadership by Doris Kearnes Goodwin and Fascism by Madeleine Albright which are already on the list.)

In it Beschloss explores the actions of wartime presidents from James Madison to LBJ.  The stories aren’t always pretty.

The Carpenter And The Arsonist

One of the challenges that face progressives is refuting the lies of our political opponents. Americans have a very short political attention span, (about 30 to 120 seconds). You can tell several lies in thirty seconds, but it takes much longer to refute them. That got me to searching for an analogy to illustrate the danger that destroyers pose. I think I found one in my family history. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Carpenter And The Arsonist