A recent study by a foundation found that nearly half of millennials would prefer to live in a socialist or even communist country rather than one that is based on capitalism. Is this shocking to anyone? The same study showed that a majority of them admired Josef Stalin and Kim Jong-un, the leader of North…… Continue reading Freedom vs Oppression
I wanted to venture into a subject that is not political but is rapidly having political ramifications. I am talking about sexual harassment of women both in the workplace and in life. My wife and I raised four daughters and I am sure that all four experienced some form of harassment in their lives. This…… Continue reading Sexual Harassment
Over the last ten or so years there has been a constant drumbeat about a liberal bias in the media. Liberals, of course, will deny such a thing exists and instead point to Fox News as a purveyor of “Fake News” and other conservative biases. I will be the first to admit that Fox News…… Continue reading Is The Media Biased?
The Senate Finance Committee wrapped up its marathon markup last night and passed their version of the bill on a party-line vote of 14 Republicans voting Aye and 12 Democrats voting Nay. The Democrats offered an array of amendments and all were defeated by the same vote of 14-12. So, what does this say about…… Continue reading The Tax Bill and Talking Points
For almost a century the United States political system has been basically dominated by the two major parties. People have aligned themselves as either Democrats or Republicans. Within each party, there were different degrees of liberalism and conservatism but in the end, they would rally around the party nominee and support the choice. Primaries were…… Continue reading Political Party Upheaval In The United States
In elections last night the Democrats won governors races in New Jersey and Virginia. They will not trumpet this as presaging major victories in the mid-term elections next year. There were some lessons to be learned last night but it is not the harbinger that Democrats might think. First, both New Jersey and Virginia are…… Continue reading Trump Got Thumped Last Night
For the past twenty years, the political climate in the United States has become more and more rancorous and the partisan divide has become sharper. We are polarized on the left and right. The word compromise has become a dirty word in politics and both sides share in the blame for what is happening. The…… Continue reading Fixing The Rancor In Political Debate