Today is the first anniversary of the domestic terrorist attack on the Capital Building. Based on publically available information we know much more of its genesis than we did as we watched it transpire on live TV. That said, there is still much to be discovered. The most distressing part of the aftermath to date is that while we have many answers there has been precious little accountability. Continue reading No Doubt About Number 1
Thursday seems like my personal weekly Groundhog Day (the movie not the furry creature in Pennsylvania). This is another week where I’m using Thursday’s posting to recap just some of the recent outrages brought to us by our President and his enablers. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Thursday Outrage Recap
I’m not sure how much of a big deal the for-profit media is going to make of today but here it is THE story. Today is the 75th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which was the tipping point event that caused the United States to enter World War II. It is important to remember the event, but in the final analysis it is just another of many significant dates in history. Today what I really want to honor is America’s Greatest Generation! Continue reading 75 Years Later And Still The Greatest!
It has been said that timing is everything in life; well timing certainly played a part in today’s article. When I think of World War II – which I consider the most significant event of the 20th century – the day that comes to my mind is June 6, 1944, better known as D-Day. For most Americans it is December 7, 1941, Pearl Harbor Day. I prefer to remember the day that spelled the beginning of the end for the Axis powers to the day that caused America’s entry into the war. Monday New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg died. He was the last veteran of World War II still serving in the Senate. Therefore, for the first time in my lifetime no veteran of the war won by America’s greatest generation is in the Senate on the anniversary of D-Day. That is but a small part of the Lautenberg legacy for which today we enshrine him in the Progressive Hall of Fame. Frank Lautenberg lived the American dream, facilitated by one of the great progressive programs of the 20th century while never forgetting where he came from and spending much of his life giving back to the country he served and loved. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Frank Lautenberg
To me one of the most important dates in American history is December 7th. This year we commemorate the 72nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor which precipitated America’s entry into World War II. When thinking of what I could write that was fitting I decided that it would be a perfect time to enshrine our 32nd President, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, into the Progressive Hall of Fame. Although he did not live to see the Allies final victory in the War, he inspired a nation through it as well as the Great Depression. Either one of those achievements would have been sufficient cause for induction; couple the two and it is very easy to forgive his human frailties and have him take his rightful place in the Hall. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Franklin Delano Roosevelt