Trickling Down

After some back and forth, the Republicans in the House and Senate have finally approved a tax bill. Billed as tax break for all Americans and a stimulus for jobs and economic growth, the objective assessment is that the bill heavily favors the wealthy both in the short and long term. The assertion that this … More Trickling Down

Flynn Plea Deal

I don’t have much to say that hasn’t been already said or written. BLUF: Flynn’s guilty plea to a single charge means that charges for other people are likely on the way. Click below for actual news on this development. Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI in Mueller probe Michael Flynn pleads guilty: … More Flynn Plea Deal

Veterans Day

Veterans Day used to be Armistice Day, celebrating the end of World War I. It wouldn’t become a national holiday until 1938. Veterans Day in its current incarnation is meant primarily to celebrate living former service members. Memorial Day emphasizes the fallen, and Armed Forces Day emphasizes those currently serving. Veterans Day is also a … More Veterans Day

Slavery and Compromise

Like climate change, the root causes of the civil war the subject of vigorous debate in the US. Also like climate change, there is truly no room for debate on the issue. The fact of human impact on climate change is well researched and well documented, and arguments against the science are disingenuous. Similarly, the … More Slavery and Compromise