Political news is on both ends of the spectrum and today I want to briefly cover both a few good and bad developments.
Some days you are faced with an impossible mission. Today is one of those days for me. I want to distill all the “dangling participles” I have from about the last fortnight into a single article. I will not be successful. This reminds me of a story from my first year of coaching at the college level. We had a weekend road game against a team that ended up playing for the national championship that year. Our club was not very good; the Athletic Director (AD) had fired the head coach earlier that week and named me as the interim head coach. I had had only one practice with the team between the firing and departing. As we boarded the vans his final instructions to me were, “Keep the spread to 50”. In other words if he expected us to lose and any loss by less than 50 points was fine with him. (We lost by 30 and I did not use any delay tactics.) With all that in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading A Futile Attempt At Distillation
Ever since the takeover of the Republican Party by the Tea Party they have been waging a war on democracy. Never has it been more apparent than during this lame duck session. This is a dangerous but far from unprecedented time. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Republican War On Democracy
I have often stated that the Republicans are hazardous to your health. That is not hyperbole and today I want to back it up with a developing story from my backyard; well downriver from my backyard to be more accurate. Let’s explore. Continue reading Poultry, Pigs And Pollution
Having gone to sleep a bit earlier than unusual on Monday night I awoke to two news blurbs on Tuesday morning that caught my interest. Armed with those teases I was anxious to read the morning papers. Let’s explore. Continue reading Developing And Disturbing Story Plus A Dilemma