Voting is a Privilege

Yesterday was primary day in three states: Arizona, Florida, and Illinois. Ohio postponed their election, rescheduling it for June 2. Four more states have rescheduled: Georgia moved their March 20 primary to May 19 Maryland has moved their’s from April 28 to June 2 Louisiana was to vote in April 4, now June 20 Kentucky … Continue reading Voting is a Privilege

Early Votes Null

Early voters are typically more engaged in the political process than those who may or may not show up on Election Day. They have given their vote enough consideration to plan ahead by not risking long lines, broken machines, the confusion of location changes, purged registration, or the typical crush of Election Day. That makes … Continue reading Early Votes Null

Three News Stories and Some Propaganda

Taliban officials and Afghan leaders along with Secretary Pompeo announced a “historic peace treaty” to end the longest war in US history, paving the way, in theory, to end 18 years of fighting, but more importantly, to distract Americans from this week’s stock market “correction,” (crash) which was worse than that of 2008. He who … Continue reading Three News Stories and Some Propaganda

Who is Still Running for the Democratic Nomination?

Even a flawed human being, like me, might be disappointed to settle for an imperfect candidate to represent our political party. While no one is perfect, no one is more flawed than what we have in the White House now. I’ve said this before; I'd like to build my own candidate, taking qualities from each, … Continue reading Who is Still Running for the Democratic Nomination?

Why is Everyone Shocked at Mayor Pete’s Win?

Mayor Pete has had a significant lead- only in Iowa - since November. It’s been gradually dropping, but his win should not be a surprise. This graph is from NOVEMBER. Below is a link to a New York Times article, which I read in November. Why is everyone shocked Pete won? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/11/16/us/politics/iowa-poll-democrats.html Don't get me … Continue reading Why is Everyone Shocked at Mayor Pete’s Win?

Republicans in Kentucky, like those in Wisconsin, Georgia, and North Carolina, Decry the Will of Voters

Google ”Wisconsin sore loser,” and the face of Scott Walker pops up. 👇🏼 The former Wisconsin Governor who lost, his seat and then his head to a Democratic political opponent in 2018, metaphorically burned the office down on his way out. He changed laws during his lame-duck period, to disempower his state's next Governor, Tony … Continue reading Republicans in Kentucky, like those in Wisconsin, Georgia, and North Carolina, Decry the Will of Voters