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.
The Washington Post is currently running a series by Michael E. Miller and Steven Rich outlining the lack of prosecution of hate crimes in D.C. This is not the big story of last week, but perhaps when you look a bit below the surface it is the big problem of early 21st century America. It is certainly one of the biggest. Let’s explore. Continue reading America’s 98.5% Problem
I will admit right up front that I’m taking an easy path today. I could write an essay if not a book and I still wouldn’t do a complete job of going through the examples why it is hysterically laughable that the Republican Party calls itself the political party of family values. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Family Values Party?
This entire article is tainted by a prejudice I have based on a lot of political experience. I think it is extremely difficult for a member of the House of Representatives or a mayor to be elected President of the United States. Post World War II we have not elected a member of the House or a Mayor. (Gerald Ford was not elected.) We have elected several Governors but I simply do not see that special candidate in this year’s field. With that in mind let’s take a look at Andrew Cuomo, John Delaney, Eric Gacetti, John Hickenlooper, Mitch Landrieu, Martin O’Malley, Duval Patrick and Eric Swalwell. Continue reading 2020 Democrats – House Members, Governors And Mayors
I’m among the vast majority of political observers who expect the Democrats to win control of the Senate this November. Arithmetic is part of the reason. The Republicans have to defend 24 seats while the Democrats only have to defend ten to maintain the status quo which leaves the Democrats plenty of room to pick up five seats (six if by some quirk they fail to retain the White House). The least vulnerable seat is in California. Longtime Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer is retiring but because of California’s unique primary system the only two contenders are both Democrats. From a partisan standpoint the Democrats literally can’t lose. Nonetheless tellthetruthonthem.com has decided to endorse Kamala Harris for the United States Senate in California. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Kamala Harris