When is Enough, Enough?

At some point, yes, it is time to say enough.  I reached that point many months ago.  The critical question is when will the American people – and our Congress – arrive at the same position? Clearly, it was not when Trump was a candidate and attacked John McCain, saying, “He’s not a war hero.  … Continue reading When is Enough, Enough?

The 28th Amendment

The 28th Amendment The evidence is entirely apparent.  At this point, there can be no doubt that “many people” believe that there is a constitutional right to stupidity.  The bad news for these folks is that there is not.  It is Fake News.  You have the right to the government not to impinge on your … Continue reading The 28th Amendment

Book Review: The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne “But I won’t tell you my mother’s name.  Because this isn’t her story.  It’s mine.” The narrator is Helen Pelletier, married to Stephen, mother of two small daughters for whom she would kill to protect.  And she might have to do just that. “I was born two years … Continue reading Book Review: The Marsh King’s Daughter by Karen Dionne

Strange. We have become Strange

Strange Our country has turned strange.  I mean really strange. Let’s start with the simple hypocrisy that the anti-government, small government Texas Republicans were the fastest and first to request Federal Government assistance with Hurricane Harvey.  Ted “Cut Everything” Cruz led the charge.  Now, I think Federal Disaster Relief is a good thing and Houston … Continue reading Strange. We have become Strange

It Is Time To Call It What It Is

The Trump administration is demeaning and diminishing the institutions that support our faith in ourselves and our form of governing.  Moreover, Mr. Trump is the force leading this destruction of our faith and confidence.  He is a poster child for all of the worst that one could imagine for our country.  His personal preference for … Continue reading It Is Time To Call It What It Is

Quit Making Me Feel Guilty and Give Me Some Solutions

Quit Making Me Feel Guilty and Give Me Some Solutions David Brooks just wrote an Op/Ed piece in the NY Times that infuriated me even though I agreed with many of his points.  Brooks has been making more sense to me lately, but I believe he mostly missed the boat with this one.  Read "How … Continue reading Quit Making Me Feel Guilty and Give Me Some Solutions

The War On Empathy

A War on Empathy I was listening to Terri Gross’s “Fresh Air” the other day as she was interviewing the British singer/songwriter/author/rock historian Billy Bragg and he said two things that really hit me as tremendously insightful. First, he said the most dangerous thing happening in our societies (the UK and USA, but I assume … Continue reading The War On Empathy