Vladimir Putin’s mistake got one step closer to another serious repercussion on Wednesday when the United States Senate approved Finland and Sweden joining NATO by a vote of 95-1. The lone nay vote and one of present will loom large in today’s article and are the genesis of the headline. Continue reading Putin’s Pal And The …
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
If January 6th did nothing else it illustrated that we need electoral reform in America. The time between the election (no later than November 8th) and Inauguration Day (Noon on January 20th of the next year) is simply too long under the current conditions. I am among the skeptical that nothing of substance in the current voting rights legislation will be passed.
Today I want to discuss the debt ceiling. I promise it won’t be as nerdy as it sounds. However, there is part of it that will make you feel like you took a trip to the butcher shop and are watching the sausage being made. Today’s title is a basic outline of the article. (The first silly may actually be a kind choice of words.)
Mainly at the state level the Republican Party has been engaged in voter suppression for decades. Of late they have moved into voter intimidation. Ironically they learned both from, among other sources, the Democrats of the Jim Crow era. Now they are unveiling their final tactic – voter nullification. The scariest part is that the general public seems to be completely unaware of that.
Notice: I use the word “blind” in the following. Please allow me to apologize in advance to any who thinks I am belittling the unsighted community. I assure you I am not and am only using the word “blind” in a figurative sense.
I have long thought that no man is as blind as he who refused to see. Today I want to modernize my expression and simultaneously make it less misogynist. My new axiom is: No person is as blind as one who refuses to acknowledge the reality their eyes see. Continue reading Scribes Over Senators