4 reasons men use to justify sexual harassment (and why they are wrong)

4 reasons men use to justify sexual harassment (and why they are wrong)
My Facebook newsfeed this morning is filled with hashtags with the words “#MeToo.” It is part of a campaign to raise awareness of just how pervasive a problem sexual assault is in the USA. I read post after post of women who have been through the experience and now are talking out. Some of them... Read more »

Can the damage being done by Donald Trump to the Presidency and America be repaired?

Can the damage being done by Donald Trump to the Presidency and America be repaired?
Donald Trump is the most destructive President of the United States in history. He has exceeded the dire warnings his opponents sounded during the campaign. Portrayed by the Democrats as unstable, chauvinistic, incompetent, and racist President Trump has been all that and more. During the 2016 election, the consensus among long-time GOP friends and former... Read more »

America is addicted to outrage

America is addicted to outrage
Log in with Twitter, or Facebook, and almost immediately you will be confronted by a barrage of outrage. Whether it is the latest outrage from President Trump, or some poster being outraged about his neighbor’s grass clippings, anger and abuse have become American hobbies. We are a nation that has become addicted to outrage. This... Read more »
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Is the GOP worth saving?

Is the GOP worth saving?
I wonder now why it took me so long to leave the GOP? I knew there were problems in the party, but I thought if the loyal leave what will be left? What is left is what we see today, and the question becomes is the GOP worth saving? As I wrote last July in... Read more »

I own a gun and the NRA doesn’t represent me

I own a gun and the NRA doesn’t represent me
I own a gun. I own a Glock G30S, and I own it for personal protection. I receive many threats because I’m frank in stating my political opinions. Some say I’m more than frank. They would characterize me as harsh and abrasive. Whether my style is frank, or harsh, I’ve collected my fair share of... Read more »

Could the Las Vegas shooting have been predicted?

Could the Las Vegas shooting have been predicted?
Stephen Paddock opened fire on a concert at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, in Las Vegas. When his rampage was 58 people were murdered and another 515 injured. It is the largest death toll from a mass shooting in American history. [EDITORIAL NOTE: The number killed and injured will be updated periodically as the numbers are... Read more »
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Yom Kippur starts at sundown tonight

Yom Kippur starts at sundown tonight
I realize this is a political blog. You don’t see much about religion on this page unless it is about the religious trying to impose their religion on us via the law. Maybe that is a mistake. Religion and politics are two sides of the same coin. It’s the coin of trying to figure out... Read more »

The N-word used against Black Cadets at the Air Force Preparatory Academy

The N-word used against Black Cadets at the Air Force Preparatory Academy
I am a U.S. Air Force Veteran and I am ashamed of the behavior of some of the cadets at the Preparatory Academy. I am proud of Lt. General Jay Silveria, the Commandant of the Academy, for his lecture to the cadets in the wake of a racist event at the Academy. The issue came... Read more »

The GOP tax plan and the Titanic have a lot in common

The GOP tax plan and the Titanic have a lot in common
The White House unveiled their sweeping, magnificent, life-changing, biggest in history tax-overhaul plan yesterday. All 9 pages of it. What the White House released wasn’t a tax plan at all. It was a framework for a tax plan. Carnival Barkers are good at making nothing seem like something, and the Barker-in-Chief didn’t spare the adjectives.... Read more »
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The Trump Brand is in trouble in Alabama

The Trump Brand is in trouble in Alabama
Alabama is becoming as big a headache for Donald Trump just as Alabama is a headache for those who love freedom and equality. There is a special election for the vacant Alabama US Senate Seat that became available when The President named Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. A man appropriately named “Strange” is the Trump... Read more »