Category Archives: Politics

A morally blind President

It took two days, after a measly waffle statement referencing the multiple sides of view on white supremacy, racism and the death of a thirty two year old woman whose message to her fellow Americans was that hatred, bigotry, and racism are not what makes America great,  before the President of the United States deigned […]

Sledge hammer government

I have long believed that the historic tragedy that resulted in the United States becoming the eight hundred pound gorilla stomping its way around the world, telling other countries what to do and how to do it was neither good for the American people nor, more often than not, for the countries we were confronting […]

Trump forgets that “Loose Lips Sink Ships”

Amidst the multitudinous scary, dismaying and hurtful actions we have seen across the length and breadth of the first six months or so of the Trump Administration, there is one set of actions attached specifically to the President which have not appeared to generate the very serious concern they deserve.  These actions, each made directly […]

Rhetoric of Change and Hope

American history academics spend a lot of time attempting to glean something of interest in Presidential Inaugural Addresses and generally fail.  While there have been a small group of Inaugural Addresses that held substantive value when they were given or historical value now,  generally speaking most are weak in rhetorical terms and platitudinous in content. […]

The Numbing Effect

As we move toward the end of the transition to a new President, it becomes harder and harder not to succumb to what I think of as the numbing effect of repeated actions on our measurement of what is, and what is not, acceptable.  The numbing effect takes place when your personal sense of what […]

Stop telling me what I can’t do!

A majority of Americans as represented by the Electoral Collage has just flashed a bird at the operations and supporting institutions of our national government. Over the last several decades, our national government has piled on top of the American people laws, rules and regulations saying “don’t do that” you can’t do that” and “this […]