At the orders of Donald Trump – and make no mistake that was the genesis of the gambit – the Office of the Speaker of the House was vacated by the House membership for the first time in American history. That isn’t the only game Republicans have been playing with offices and it didn’t start this week.
This item didn’t get the press I thought it deserved. It got some coverage but certainly not of the “above the fold” variety. More concerning than the subject matter itself is that I feel it is part of a larger undemocratic pattern and process. On Tuesday Federal Judge James M. Moody, Jr. struck down the Arkansas law banning transgender care (more specifics below) for people under 18.
The COVID vaccines have mostly done their job, in America and other wealthy nations anyway. Unless there is a more dangerous mutation, COVID’s threat is now manageable. In America there is another large threat to health and beyond. It is the Republican party. It is not hyperbole to say it is just as deadly; in fact a case can be made that it kills many more Americans. What we desperately need is a vaccine against it. The most interesting thing is that the vaccine already exists, and is both widely available and affordable. What it is may surprise you. Read on to discover.
Recently I had three thoughts/observations that merited coverage but not a complete article. I thought, Why not combine them? Today you have it. Continue reading Three Thoughts/Observations
I live in the Triangle Region of North Carolina, just down the road from the State Capital and all the government buildings in Raleigh. I’m deeming the North Carolina Supreme Court’s ruling, released on Friday as the biggest political story of the week just ended. While shockingly significant its not so much just this lone ruling but what it illustrates.