This is what can be best described as a general interest political column.  That means that, for the most part, I'm going to write about the political scene, but I reserve the right to veer off in other directions from time to time.  Although I'd say my basic political leanings are hard left, I like to think of myself as a rational leftist.  So for anyone expecting the liberal incarnation of Donald Trump or Ben Carson, that ain't the place to be!