81 years ago today the United States experienced a sneak attack on its naval base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. The next day Congress declared war on the perpetrators. December 7, 1941 wasn’t the last time that the United States was blatantly attacked; but December 8, 1941 was the last time it declared war on the perpetrator of said attack. While I won’t diminish my respect for the rank and file of the Greatest Generation, their leaders weren’t up to the standards of the masses and today it’s even worse. It will be worth your time to read on!
On the surface the big story of the week just ended is Nancy Pelosi’s decision to step back from House leadership. To stop there is folly. There is so much more happening in the lower chamber of Congress.
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
Perhaps it is the old coach in me but I’m not feeling real good going into the final stretch before the mid-terms. If the Democrats take a loss (as in one or both chambers of Congress) what happens may well depend on just how bad the loss(s) are. Continue reading Just How MAGA
On September 21, 2022 the House voted on the Presidential Election Reform Act. Basically, it plugs many of the loopholes that Donald Trump tried to exploit to overturn the free and fair election he lost in 2020. The vote was 229 in favor, 203 opposed and one not voting. Nine Republicans joined all 220 Democrats who voted in voting for the resolution. The nine Republicans who also voted for democracy are all leaving Congress at the end of this term. All 203 of the other Republicans (most of whom are on the 2022 ballot) voted against the resolution and in the process American democracy.
This article is being written late Friday afternoon. The time is important because this is somewhat of a dynamic situation some facts of which may be clearer and/or more complete by publishing time let alone by the time you get around to reading this. My usual practice is to make the subject of Sunday’s article the biggest political story of the week just ended. Judging by the “ink” expended there is no doubt that what the right wing is calling the raid on Mar-a-Lago was the biggest story.