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
Anyone who thinks Mitch McConnell is going to play nice with Joe Biden is naïve (and I’m being polite in my choice of words). McConnell’s strategy will be one of obstruction with the goal of winning a bunch of Congressional seats in the mid-term by making Biden, and by extension the Democrats, look unsuccessful. He employed this strategy once before winning back the House in 2010 and the Presidency in 2016 (with a little help from his friends in Moscow). There is a lot to unpack here; let’s explore. Continue reading The First Indication
I am an advocate of early voting. I was among the Super Tuesday voters who got “burned” by it last week. I still have every intention of voting early in the general election and suggest you do if that option is available to you. Let’s explore. Continue reading Regrets – Too Few To Change Me