State’s Rights. It sounds good and in fact had a noble intent. Over now three centuries of American history it has been used to justify bad.
Thursday this site was down most of the day. There is a technological “food chain” that brings these words to your device’s screen. Almost all of it is above my pay grade and certainly my technical knowledge. Today is the 77th anniversary of D-Day which was effectively the beginning of the end of World War II. In the following I will endeavor to bring these things together while exploring three major challenges in contemporary America.
I think about inequity a lot; more so as I get older and am not as distracted by the day-to-day demands of a job. I’d like to think I do so out of empathy and morality. Let’s say I lacked those two qualities – like most modern-day Republicans. Equity would still be something I should care about because the real power players have played a divide and conquer game for centuries.
Defund the police. Taken literally in the context of American law enforcement that is totally insane. To deny a problem with frontline policing in America, especially as it relates to the non-whites, is equally insane. With both those thoughts in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading A Poorly Chosen Phrase
My interest in politics is mainly because of my interest in policy. Politics is the way we affect policy changes in America. It’s much like why I am a Democrat. I’m a progressive and currently the best way to advance the progressive agenda is via the Democratic Party. If you put the tags attached to my articles into a word cloud one of the most prominent phrases would be Donald Trump. How could I avoid writing about him? Outside the Donald Dome the election is behind us. One way or another sometime after noon on January 20, 2021 Joe Biden will be president. All our problems will not instantly vanish; far from it. But the improvement will commence. This will present me with the opportunity to do much more writing about policy. With all that in mind, let’s explore. Continue reading The Promise Of Different Subject Matter