On Monday night I watched Rachel Maddow interview former Republican Representative Liz Cheney. On Tuesday morning I awoke to email teasers on my phone about Cheney toying with the idea of running for president in 2024. It’s not what I had planned to write about for today’s publishing but it’s Tuesday afternoon and I can’t get this out of my mind. Continue reading About Liz
I admit that I am very much influenced by what I read. I just finished reading Class, by Stephanie Land. It won’t make the Recommended Reading List; it not that kind of book. However, it did make me think about something I often push to the back burner of my mind and sans answers that’s what I’d like to (incompletely I fear) discuss with you today. Continue reading What Are We “Leaving On the Table”?
I’m the somewhat rare Baby Boomer who will tell younger people they have it much harder than I did. That is simply the truth. I also have great hope for what my grandchildren’s (mainly today’s young adults) generation is capable of. Keep those two sentiments in mind as you continue to read this piece.
Republican Representative George Santos of New York was expelled from the House of Representatives on Friday of last week. The vote was 311-114-2-8. This was the third attempt at expulsion, (keep in mind that Santos didn’t take his seat until January of this year). I’d like to list the 112 Republicans who voted to keep Santos in office. 8 (split 5-3 Republicans to Democrats) did not vote; I’ll comment one on. Then I’d like to explore the motivation for some of the votes. (Even a political junkie like me isn’t comfortable ascribing motivations to many of the back benchers.) Totally perplexing to me are the two Democrats who voted “Present”.
It may not be the biggest political story of the week just passed; but it is certainly the biggest of the yet very young 2024 campaign season. As today’s title indicates, I’m wondering if I’m overestimating the electorate.