Like most progressives Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is not my favorite senator. If I decided to rank the current members of the upper chamber, she might have a difficult time making my top 50 (there are only 50 Democrats). An incident where protestors followed her into an Arizona State University lavatory while filming their actions is the catalyst for this article, but it goes much deeper.
As I sat down to write this, I had a much different idea of what the article would be like. In fact, this is the first time I can remember where the last thing I wrote was the opening paragraph. This article is short, but it is important in this time of disinformation which is killing people and endangering American democracy. Continue reading You Decide
There are two far right political brands in America today. They are both dangerous to American democracy. Think this is all hyperbole; read on. Continue reading Two Brands; Both Dangerous
I was never trained as a journalist. I have had columns in four different newspapers over the years but they have always been opinion columns. A common task assigned to junior scribes is the writing of obituaries for famous people well in advance of their demise. I never had to do that and today is my first attempt. The “article” is basically a fill in the blanks template so that an obit can be published soon after the final “chapter”. The template is then stored away and if necessary, periodically updated.
Today’s article is a template obituary for the Republican Party.
A song, a play and an event. Put all three together and you have today’s article.