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Right Wing Racism + International Style

Today’s article is relatively short. Do not mistake its brevity for proof of lack of importance. It is as much proof of a theory as an observation. While it is based on the situation in Ukraine it has much wider implications and sadly, applications. I hesitate to write of Ukraine, especially in an article whose publication date is uncertain at the time of its writing, but the message is too important for me to remain silent any longer.

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Send ‘Em Back?

There are a lot of people in a tizzy, and rightfully so, over the handling of Haitian refugees at the southern border. I’m not going to go into that situation today other than to use it to illustrate how ill prepared the world is for a coming much larger migrant problem. In case you haven’t noticed sea level is rising and we collectively are doing woefully little about it.

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Four Head Scratchers

As a legislator you are occasionally faced with difficult votes. The most challenging among them are bills where you have to accept some provision you are less than thrilled with in order to get parts you enthusiastically support. Some bills are just repugnant to you and they are easy nays. Some are primarily something(s) that reflect your core beliefs and they are easy ayes. Then there are the no-brainer bills where you simply vote in the affirmative and move on. It is one such bill that I want to discuss today. Let’s explore.     Continue reading Four Head Scratchers

My President Is Part Of The Global White Supremacy Problem

It is St. Patrick’s Day morning as I pen this; (a belated happy St. Patrick’s Day to all my readers of Irish ethnicity and the millions of other who celebrate the holiday!) I awoke to the news that the death toll from Friday’s massacre in New Zealand had hit 50. That tragedy is not in a vacuum and America’s President Trump has been gasoline on this ugly fire. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Part Of The Global White Supremacy Problem

They May Want To Reconsider Their Position

Few things are more frustrating than talking politics with a Trump supporter. They live in a fact free zone secure in the comforts of their prejudices and misinformed opinions. Lately they are in the third recycling of the word “socialism” as a catchall bogeyman. While they feel secure in their ignorance it is your moral obligation to attempt to educate them. You will have plenty of opportunities between now and the 2020 election but beware; their attention span is short so you will have to use your words economically. Come along and I’ll give you a few “jabs” to utilize. Continue reading They May Want To Reconsider Their Position