Democracy is under attack, primarily in America and Europe. Simultaneously the situation in Ukraine grows more dire by the hour. The two are intertwined. I can hear many American voices saying, “Why should I care?” or, “Why should we get involved?”. The answer is because rather you realize it or not Ukraine matters
A few days ago, Jane Mayer – who I consider to be just short of a national treasure – wrote an article published in The New Yorker, entitled Is Ginni Thomas a Threat to the Supreme Court? About once a year I write a piece based almost exclusively on an article or an op-ed. Today is one of those rare days. Continue reading Resources And Ability
There are only seven days in the week and I only publish on five of them. That is simply insufficient to cover all the political outrages in today’s America. Today will be another of my attempts to catch up.
I just added The 1619 Project: A New Origin Story by Nikole Hannah-Jones,et al to the Recommended Reading List. Howard University Professor Hannah-Jones is the lead essayist and editor of this must read especially for older white Americans. It is primarily a collection of essays from an all star cast that is sure to educate.
Last week was another where it is difficult to pick the biggest American political story of the week; on the surface that is. In reality the fact that one political party with two allies from the other side decided that American democracy wasn’t important is difficult to top. All 50 Republican senators with the addition of Democrats Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona refused to amend the filibuster rule to enable voting rights – the cornerstone of democracy – to get an up or down vote.