Reading time – 5:16; Viewing time – 8:10  . .  . This post is longer than usual, but stay with me. I promise you’ll be rewarded. —————————————————— The 13th Amendment reads, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United… [read more]

Wag the Dog

Reading time – 3:24; Viewing time – 4:37  .  .  . This is from the Sunday New York Times: “At [national security advisor John] Bolton’s direction, the National Security Council asked the Pentagon last year to provide the White House with military options to strike Iran .  .  .” Let’s put this into perspective. Gen…. [read more]

Immigration and Border Security Plan

Reading time – 5:19; Viewing time – 7:05  .  .  . Ever since the flamboyant down escalator “look at me” event in 2015, it has been our new normal to have a minimum of a week’s worth of hair-in-fire news every day. Giving credit where it’s due, Trump is supremely good at getting attention and… [read more]

Double Standard

Reading time – 4:56; Viewing time – 7:00  .  .  . It wasn’t always this way. In fact, there have been many times when it was the reverse. But this is how it is today. Newt Gingrich was giddy in his self-righteous moralizing in pursuit of bringing down Bill Clinton following the 1994 mid-term election… [read more]

What’s Next

Reading time – 4:45; Viewing time – 6:48  .  .  . I’ve been wondering about the important actions we should expect from the 116th Congress. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the incoming chair of the House Intelligence Committee, has promised a real investigation into Russian meddling in our 2016 election. That will be in stark contrast to… [read more]

Why So Many Are Angry

Reading time – 3:59; Viewing time – 5:42  .  .  . The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was promoted as a surefire way to increase the wages of working Americans and promote the hiring of additional workers. “More than 70% of this [tax cut] will be returned to workers,” said White House spokesperson Sarah… [read more]

Disruptions, Relativism, Witches and The Constitution

Reading time – 5:10; Viewing time – 7:24  .  .  . Time for some brutal satire In the early days of Saturday Night Live! Chevy Chase was doing the Weekend Update and reported a tragedy, roughly remembered as, “A Japan Airlines 747 crashed shortly after takeoff, killing all 385 passengers and crew aboard. But none… [read more]

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