Posts in category "America"

What a guy twice divorced can tell you about making a marriage work

What a guy twice divorced can tell you about making a marriage work
Why on earth should a guy with two failed marriages write about how to make one work? Because I made nearly all the mistakes and I learned from them. My first marriage was 20+ years. All but the last two were good years. My second marriage was 2 years. I learned more from the brief... Read more »

The Washington sex-scandal that’s being overlooked

The Washington sex-scandal that’s being overlooked
The #MeToo movement last month opened a floodgate to allegations of sexual misconduct. Judge Roy Moore, the candidate running to take the seat vacated when Jeff Sessions accepted the job of Attorney General, has been accused by multiple women of sexual impropriety. While on the bench, critics say Roy Moore showed more empathy for defendants... Read more »

Charles Manson is dead, and I don’t feel so good myself

Charles Manson is dead, and I don’t feel so good myself
We turn a page on another sordid chapter of the American Experience that should not have happened. Charles Manson died on November 19, 2017, in a hospital in California. He lived almost long enough to see the release of the movie Helter Skelter. Manson was not the biggest mass murderer of my lifetime, but he... Read more »
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A few thoughts about why men sexually harass women (from a male)

A few thoughts about why men sexually harass women (from a male)
One does not have to look very hard in Washington to find sexual harassment. Washington, DC is the epicenter of wealth and power. There is a stereotype that this kind of behavior is exclusive to wealth and power with the practitioners being powerful men. Feeding the stereotype are the stories we read. President Trump and... Read more »

Is the battle for the political future of the South on?

Is the battle for the political future of the South on?
A transgender woman, an African-American woman, and a Latina woman walk into The Virginia House of Delegates… I lived in Virginia for more than twenty years. Although I was raised and educated in Illinois, when I think of home, I don’t think of the vast prairie or the City with Big Shoulders. Home for me... Read more »

I have some deep concerns about Democrats winning in 2018, and 2020

I have some deep concerns about Democrats winning in 2018, and 2020
Being anti-Trump is not enough to win elections. That is not to say that being anti-Trump is unimportant. It’s not saying we should ignore is blatant sexism, racism, greed, and lying. None of those are admirable traits for a President of the USA. Yet, there he sits in the Oval Office to the horror of... Read more »
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It shouldn’t be a shock that Donald Trump and the GOP lied to us about Medicare

It shouldn’t be a shock that Donald Trump and the GOP lied to us about Medicare
Political lies are nothing new. “Watch my lips, no new taxes,” from George HW Bush; “You can keep your present insurance,” from Barack Obama even earned the “Lie of the Year” from Time Magazine. Now Trump and the GOP have told a whopper. “I will not cut Medicare,” Candidate Trump assured voters. It’s sad that... Read more »

Leaving the GOP and becoming a Democrat has been the best decision of my political life

Leaving the GOP and becoming a Democrat has been the best decision of my political life
It was 109 days ago I made the decision to join the Democratic Party. I left the GOP 13 months earlier when Donald Trump won the Republican nomination for President. As I wrote in my article, “44 years a Republican, 1 year an Independent, today I’m joining the Democratic Party,” leaving one’s political party is... Read more »

Sorry, I can’t applaud President GW Bush’s slap at Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders

Sorry, I can’t applaud President GW Bush’s slap at Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders
Social media lit up yesterday when President George W. Bush spoke at a forum sponsored by the George W. Bush Foundation in New York City. Without mentioning his name, the Former President appeared to take President Trump and Senator Bernie Sanders to task for the tawdry populism both men have practiced. It was Trump who... Read more »
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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 »