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Progressive Sweeping I

Finding a title for my cleanup articles is often one of the most difficult things I do. Today I think I finally stumbled on a both good and accurate one. Typical of a progressive, I want to “sweep” issues before the eyes of the public. The other side tends to sweep their sins under the rug and out of the sight of all but the most well informed. While it may be incomplete, it is “good sweeping” (yes, the inspiration for that phrase comes from the late John Lewis), expect to see that title used again and often. Continue reading Progressive Sweeping I

Fear

Baseball movies are usually far from the best in cinematography. That said, probably my favorite baseball movie of all time is the 1957 film, Fear Strikes Out. It portrays Jimmy Piersall’s (who was a very good major leaguer) fight against mental illness exacerbated (I’m probably being kind) by his father. In baseball basically the worst thing a hitter can do is strike out. It is the ultimate failure in any particular at bat. Piersall was afraid of failure/failure to please his father.

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On Several Levels It Matters

Again, a lot happened last week but to me the big story is a no-brainer. Associate Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer announced his retirement.

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A Tie – Part II

The other major political story (and outrage) of the week just passed is the apparent death of federal voter protection legislation. I say apparent because it’s never over until it’s over but to put it in medical terms the prognosis is not good. At this point I am encouraging the Democrats to take what I will call the Political Option.

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