Today’s topic should have been very easy for me to select. As of Friday morning I had a topic in mind and intended to write this article Saturday morning (the latter I am doing). Then the bombshell news of RBG’s death came as my wife and I ate Friday’s dinner. That will be the topic of at least the next two day’s articles and I’m certain will be mentioned in many that follow. Last week President Trump made a remark during one of his pep rallies that is both chilling and reminiscent of the actions of autocrats of the last 100 years. Today let’s explore that. Continue reading Too Important To Ignore
I expect 2018 to be an unusual year and I can think of few ways better to start than by enshrining what many may initially think is an unusual choice for the Progressive Hall of Fame. Abigail Adams is mainly known for being the wife of our second President, John Adams, and the mother of our sixth President, John Quincy Adams. While that alone is notable, it doesn’t even figure into her induction. After reading the next few paragraphs I think you will agree with her worthiness for induction. Continue reading The Enshrinement Of Abigail Adams
The morning after spending the first night an American President had ever spent in what would come to be known as the White House, President John Adams penned a letter to his wife Abigail. To me the most important sentence in that letter was, “May none but honest and wise men ever rule under this roof.” How would he feel about the current occupant? Let’s explore. Continue reading What Would John Adams Think?
When you write political op-eds you generally try to be rather timely. Nobody likes to read last month’s news. There are also those little tidbits that get stuck in your mind but don’t constitute enough material to build a full article around without getting excessively wordy and boring. Well the stars aligned for me and therefore today’s article is a collection of snippets that have been on my mind for a while. Let’s explore. Continue reading Some Random Thoughts And Things That Confuse Me
Today is Memorial Day in America. It is a national holiday dedicated to honoring our war dead. The first official Memorial Day was held in 1868 and like much of the legacy of the Civil War it had some ugliness to it. While I’m much more of a dove than a hawk I can admit that sometimes wars are necessary. What worries me is that we could easily be led into an unjustified war for no reason other than to provide the current occupant of the White House with a diversion and chance at unifying the country behind him. Let’s explore. Continue reading My Memorial Day Fear