They’re voting. Are you?

The all-important midterms, which could decide the balance of power for the next two years – and whether we will continue to progress or got bogged down in meaningless investigations and last-minute government shutdowns – are here. Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 8, and millions of us have already cast our ballots, either by mail […]

Stop the Red Wave! Make History on Nov. 8, 2022!

Stop worrying about a Red Wave of political mad men and women ending the American experiment of government on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2022. Join the largest political activist march to polling places across the country during the most critical midterm election cycle in American history. Reach out to family, friends, co-workers with phone calls, […]

A deep dive into the Deep South

We recently returned from a vacation to the Deep South that I’ve decided to write about as a series of vignettes. I realize that’s not much of an inducement to keep reading, but I hope you’ll bear with me. Since our home is now in Virginia — former capital of the Confederacy — one might […]

Christian approach to immigration doesn’t include buses, airplanes

Greg Abbott and Ron DeSantis, Republican governors of Texas and Florida, respectively, publicly proclaim their affiliation with the Catholic church. They often wrap themselves and their approach to managing state governments around their Christian faith. So, here’s a popular question Christians often pose to people they perceive as being naysayers to the teachings of Jesus […]

Cold War Redux

Donald Trump and his dear friend Vladimir Putin are once again running neck-and-neck to inflame as many extremists and like-minded loonies they can round up to fuel their increasingly desperate battles for personal survival. MAGA Man intentionally exacerbated the dreadful situation in eastern Europe after the Russian invasion of Ukraine by describing Putin’s unprovoked invasion […]

Then and now, Mom in America

The night Barack Obama won the 2008 election, I gave the news to my mother-in-law, who at the time was dealing with the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia. “Maggie! Barack Obama has been elected president! A Black man is the president of the United States!” Her eyes shone with a light I hadn’t seen in […]

Interlude

With the Golden Grifter crouching behind a legal wall he hopes will withstand the flood of recriminations soon coming his way, I’m reminded of an old saying in post-World War II Germany, “Alles kaput.” We have a little time to kill before the House January 6 Committee reconvenes or the former president is hauled before […]

Republican candidates: Here’s our final ask for you to face the facts that Trump lost in 2020, period.

Apparently as long as mainstream and social media outlets promote their primary campaign triumphs, Republican candidates for elective office will continue to tout the “Big Lie” that former President Donald J. Trump won the 2020 presidential sweepstakes, not current President Joseph Biden. Not only does media coverage of these Trump wannabes provide valuable — and […]

Biden’s Good Governing Getting Badly Trump-ed

Give President Joseph Biden credit: He’s getting major legislation passed through Congress that will, hopefully, strengthen and improve the quality of life for many Americans. In August alone, Biden has signed the Chips Act and the Inflation Reduction Act into law, much to the chagrin of Republican lawmakers who are intent on trying to block […]

The Case of the Golden Grifter

Dashiell Hammett would be proud. Anybody who ever watched a TV episode of Perry Mason, read Hammett’s books or watched “The Maltese Falcon,” was touched by him. The world was better place when hard-boiled Sam Spade, “The Thin Man’s” debonair Nick and Nora Charles, and comic strip character “Secret Agent X-9” brought colorful culprits to […]