Monday night as I watched my Tampa Bay Rays succumb to the Boston Red Sox (congratulations to both on outstanding regular seasons – the American League East was a beast!) the news came across that Jon Gruden had resigned as Head Coach of the Las Vegas Raiders. I promise I will show how the last part relates to American politics. Continue reading Are Sports Ahead Of Politics?
I suspect that most of my regular readers expected an article on Afghanistan today since it was the political story that received the most coverage last week. Joe Biden’s delivery of a “Hellfire suppository” to a terrorist notwithstanding, I feel that, particularly politically, Afghanistan is a T/B/D story and will therefore pass for today.
This summer the most dangerous domestic political story has been the right wing’s attack on democracy. Today I’d like to discuss one aspect of it.
We speak of off seasons mainly in sports. We look at who made the best trades (although the biggest often come near the in-season trade deadline), who had the best draft and who did the best in the free agent market. Today colleges are year-round operations but they still to a great degree take the summer off. With that background I’ll announce the winner and then spend the rest of the article justifying my decision. And the clear winner is Howard University.
I often remark not just on the changes I have seen in my life but their velocity. Today that includes me. I am calling on legitimate news outlets to stop covering President Trump live. That is something I never anticipated doing, do so after considerable thought and with reluctance. This position was unthinkable to me only weeks ago. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Health Danger
It’s one of those musically inspired days. Today’s inspiration is provided by REO Speedwagon’s 1973 release Ridin’ the Storm Out. The song is about riding a storm out because there was no other viable alternative and it would eventually end. Today a lot of people, countries and organizations are doing that with the Trump administration. Let’s explore. Continue reading Ridin’ The Storm Out