Much of the angst, concern and anger in politics is laid at the feet of the current President. But, in reality, Donald Trump is a symptom of a broader disease in America, the fall of trust and civility in politics.View More Is Lack of Civility In Politics The New Normal?
As I watched a video of Jim Norton’s comedy special and laughed until tears came out of my eyes, a thought came to me.
I’m so lucky to live in a society where this can take place. I’m lucky to be part of a society where I can be offended. This strange bald man isn’t pulled off stage and beaten for the things he says. He’s allowed a stage to go on, because he’s considered entertaining by a certain segment of the population.View More If You’re Being Offended, Your Society Is Doing Something Right
Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler, holds a press conference following Saturday’s chaotic affairs, but what does each group stand for?
“This is our city. This is our home,” Mayor of Portland, Ted Wheeler said Saturday in a press conference. “We do not tolerate violence here and those who engage in violence will be held accountable. Thanks to the dedication and hard work of the police bureau and our associated law enforcement partners, we did just that.”View More Portland Rally: Antifa and Proud Boys Face Off
Any time someone loses an election, but wins the oh-so-holy popular vote, it seems that a giant spotlight falls on the Electoral College. The activists and partisan water-bearers (from whatever losing party) ascend to their high horses and once again, it’s time to talk about why we use this “antiquated institution” when a direct popular vote is “far more democratic and fair”.View More The Popular Vote is Not a New Idea, But it is a Dangerous One
Listening to the Democratic presidential candidates debate and discuss immigration will instantly make one feel like they are in kumbaya land. If only we stopped the divisive rhetoric, passed comprehensive immigration reform, addressed the migrant border crisis by fixing what ails their native countries the problem would be solved.View More Democrats Don’t Know How To Solve The Border Crisis Either