Why the Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations Matter

  There has been much talk about the latest bombshell claim of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The Republicans in Congress and the White House stand firm. They fully intend to push this nominee through to the Supreme Court. The Democrats are calling for a delay on the vote to confirm this … More Why the Brett Kavanaugh Sexual Assault Allegations Matter

Boys Will be Boys

Quest some quick thoughts and observations: There are a number of things I did as a young man that I would be a little embarrassed about were they to come out, but those embarrassing things do NOT include sexual assault or attempted rape. Being young and dumb does not give one a pass for violating … More Boys Will be Boys

Bribery

Senator Susan Collins of Maine recently complained about a crowd-funding effort to influence her to vote “no” on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Although the group is not offering money to her directly – instead the plan to use their money to support an opposition candidate if she votes yes –she … More Bribery

We’re Still Missing the Point of the Protest

It’s our second anniversary (yay!), and we’re still talking about the very fist topic introduced on the blog – Kaepernick, protest, and the national anthem. The discussion has been reinvigorated not just by the new football season, but by Nike’s decision to feature Kepernick in a new advertising campaign. The new ad speaks of sacrifice, … More We’re Still Missing the Point of the Protest

Intellectual Nihilism

In recent weeks we’ve heard some interesting thought on the nature of truth from the current administration and its chief supporters, building on the cornerstone of “alternative facts.” Such as: Truth isn’t truth. Crimes aren’t crimes. What you’re seeing and what you’re reading is not what’s happening. Truth is hate speech. I’m reminded of a … More Intellectual Nihilism

RIP John McCain

I frequently found myself at odds with John McCain’s political positions. And yet, he never seemed as cynical and mean spirited as other politicians. He had humor, was self-deprecating at times, and willing in some instances to put principle ahead of party. He served his country with honor as a Sailor and Naval Aviator. He … More RIP John McCain

Tale Of The Tape

Photo by Ingo Schulz on Unsplash The daily drama of the Trump administration seemingly knows no bounds. Amid the torrent of daily Twitter rants, high school style pep rallies and off script rare public speaking appearances by the president, there is yet an underlying layer. TAPES!!! In the now famous quote of former FBI Director … More Tale Of The Tape

Treason Summit?

It seems that “a lot of people are saying” that Trump is a traitor, and that his actions in Helsinki (and prior) constitute treason. That’s quite a statement. How well does it hold up? Well, here are some definitions: Merriam Webster definition of traitor: (1) one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an … More Treason Summit?