Today I’m approaching the Republicans’ assault on the First Amendment from a different angle. The right to free speech comes with responsibilities and guardrails. The current House GOP caucus either doesn’t understand that and/or is too cowardly to stand up for it (and by extension America). Continue reading No Guardrails
Today is Veterans’ Day in America and for me, in particular, it is time to do a “clean up” article. As I sat down to write this I though what an appropriate juxtaposition of circumstances. In too many cases we asked our veterans to clean up our messes and I want to clean up the backlog of notes I have on things I have neglected to cover.
It’s early Friday afternoon as I write this and as of this moment (and it could change) the biggest American political story of the week was Tuesday night’s elections. Everything was centered on Virginia but there is much more to discuss. Continue reading About Tuesday +
I remember sometime ago having a conversation with a minister who told me that when they were in the seminary being taught how to construct a sermon they were told that for each point they needed to give three examples. This person felt that could get a bit too lengthy. If they had six points they wanted to cover that meant 18 examples and people would be getting restless in their seats before the conclusion of the sermon. Believe me I will get to politics and soon.
Thursday afternoon the House found Steve Bannon in contempt for refusing to comply with a House subpoena. The vote was 229-202-1. All 202 nay votes were cast by Republicans. 9 of the 229 ayes were cast by Republicans, one was very interesting! Even one of the nine reeked of bad intent. The lone vote not cast may be the most interesting and telling of all. Read on.