These Simple Truths

The truth is no longer simple or sacred. Trumpism ushered in this: Using alternate facts to reach a different conclusion. Trying to reimagine the truth because you do not like it.  Denying reality with a fabricated narrative. We live in perhaps the most confusing time. Yes, we are so divided, but we cannot even agree … More These Simple Truths

The Carter Presidency

Jimmy Carter was not a very popular president. History however, is becoming much kinder to the 39th president. Carter, a relatively unknown politician outside of his native Georgia, defeated the unelected president, Gerald Ford, and was soundly defeated by Ronald Reagan in 1980. Carter was the temporary reprieve between the Nixon and Reagan years, as … More The Carter Presidency

Pro-Life?

That is a well- used term, but what does it really mean? Pro-life is generally associated with being against abortion. When I think of being pro-life, I see a much broader definition. If you are against terminating a pregnancy, should not the term be pro-birth? Life is more than birth; life is what comes after, … More Pro-Life?

Economic Indicators

Someone says the economy is doing great. What does that mean? Who benefits? Who loses? There are all kinds of people touting what makes a strong economy. Usually referred are jobs and the stock market. Trade surplus is another one. Wage growth. Interest rates. Gross Domestic Product. Consumer Price Index. All valuable to some degree. … More Economic Indicators

To Be a Patriot

“The distinctions between Virginians, Pennsylvanians, New Yorkers, and New Englanders are no more. I Am Not A Virginian, But An American!” ― Patrick Henry Throughout our history, the word patriot has been used is many fashions.  We hear the word used today, generally as a self-proclaimed label.  What exactly is a patriot, and how do we … More To Be a Patriot