Today I’d like to explore what would have been the biggest story in American politics last week had it been a normal week. That begs the question: Is any week normal in American politics in 2024?
Last week Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced that he would not be running to retain his leadership position when the next Congress convenes. That begs the questions: Why? And what happens next?
Continue reading On Mitch Monday
I like to make the big political story of the week just ended the subject of my Sunday article. Mitch McConnell announced his retirement from Senate leadership last week and that is not the big story tells you how big the big one is. Oh, the federal government narrowly avoiding a shutdown – and I have more to say about that in the future! – has become so commonplace under this dysfunctional Republican-led House that it doesn’t come close to making the cut.
Continue reading Courting Disaster
Tuesday Michigan held its presidential primaries, (the Michigan primaries for down ballot offices will be held in August). As anticipated the two old guys, Joe Biden and Donald Trump, won their respective primaries going away. At the presidential level this has been a primary by and for old men. I’ll expand on that below including a “personalization”.
Continue reading A Primary For Old Men
It’s only Monday afternoon and I’m already writing Wednesday’s article. Today’s topic wasn’t quite a stop the presses moment, but it was close.
Continue reading Another International Win
I’m not one who minds his own business very well. I’m a cisgender male yet the attacks on women bother me deeply. I’m heterosexual but ditto for attacks on the LGBTQ+ community. I’m white but have a huge problem with racial discrimination and exploitation. I was born in Buffalo, New York and by virtue of the 14th Amendment am an American citizen yet I abhor the attacks on those who are here without benefits of birth or naturalized citizenship. (To be frank, much of the current GOP base doesn’t consider naturalized citizens to be citizens – unless they are related to Donald Trump by marriage that is.) I could go on but you get the idea and it sets the stage for today’s posting.
Continue reading I’m Offended