He died last week after a battle with cancer. Limbaugh was a polarizing individual. That’s an understatement. You either loved him or hated him, no middle ground. In addition, he was rich and famous. Let me be upfront, I did not care for the man, definitely not a fan. This is not a blog to … More Rush Limbaugh: Why Was He Famous?
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
Nazis have existed in some fashion in America since the 1930s. Pro-German groups sprang up touting the new German nationalism after Hitler’s rise to power. Even after World War II, Nazis did not evaporate, as refugees and German sympathizers found a connection in America. After WWII, the focus was less on Nazis and more on … More One Nazi is One Too Many
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
The freedom argument is all wrong. Living free entails choosing smart, not being stupid. Yet, many have decided the Constitution allows them to refuse to wear a mask when government bodies say otherwise, all in the name of freedom. First, they argue that masks do not work, then switching gears, claiming that governmental action cannot … More Exercise Your Freedom: Wear the Mask
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?
I’m really describing myself. What’s different between today and when our country was started? If you had power, you were white, male and a property owner. Women, people of color, the poor? Forget about it. I have worked hard to accumulate some resources and build a respectable career. Along the way, I failed to recognize … More Old, White, Privileged Guys
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
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was 87 when she passed away. Greta Thunberg is 17 years old. Both are remarkable in their own ways. Fighters. Most of us live relatively quiet lives, we vote, pay out taxes, get angry once in awhile, but we never step inside the ring. We leave the heavy lifting to others. We … More Heavyweight Fighters
“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