When Donald Trump became a candidate for president of the United States, there was a fairly substantial number of Republicans who pushed back against his rhetoric, his name-calling, and his general disregard for diplomacy and decorum. His fellow candidates decried his lack of character. This man was no serious contender, they seemed to suggest.… Read More The Contagion of Evil
I grew up believing in the American political system and was comforted by my civics lessons which taught me that our governmental structure protected our country from becoming a dictatorship. The three branches of government, with the system of “checks and balances” built in, were put there by Founding Fathers, who had seen first-hand what… Read More The Screeching Silence of GOP Lawmakers
The failure of the GOP’s latest effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) proves something that all of us, especially politicians, should pay attention to. Sometimes we make bad promises that we cannot keep. The battle cry of the Republicans has been that they promised “repeal and replace of Obamacare” to our… Read More When You Make a Bad Promise
What I have been trying to figure out for the longest is why there is so much hatred directed at gays and lesbians. By now, everyone has seen the absolutely horrid “sermon” of Charles Worley, a North Carolina pastor, who preached that if he had his way, he would put gays and lesbians in fenced… Read More Why the Hatred?
I keep trying to put into perspective what I feel about seeing the picture of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer shaking her finger in the face of President Obama. Actually, I don’t know what that perspective is…I guess whatever the president said to her annoyed her. But I am thinking that other presidents have said things… Read More Disrespect of President Obama is Telling