George Washington Weeps

I’ve been reading a book about achieving excellence.  The author references various qualities perceived to be soft, which are actually hard to master, but are nonetheless invaluable.

One early bit that has caught my attention is George Washington’s focus on …

Joke’s On Us

From a Disqus discussion on a piece on The Atlantic:

I think Trumps great appeal is that he is able to voice important truths which most fair, intelligent, good American people think but few, or no other national leaders have

The Conservative Conundrum

Do you believe that our country has plenty of jobs?  Do you believe that people in our country stop depending on the government, and get those jobs?

Or, do you instead believe that immigrants are taking all our jobs?  That …

Let’s Get Real

Watching clips from last night’s Republican debate, I came to a kind of startling conclusion.  The way rank-and-file Republicans look at Donald Trump and recoil in horror is pretty close to the way rank-and-file Americans typically look at Republicans.

Let’s …

Actual Disgust

I’m gonna generalize a bit here, so just deal with it.

The Republicans in power in Alabama’s statehouse disgust me.  They are an example of everything that disgusts me about pure politics.  They don’t have any principles outside of maintaining …

The MLK Day Post

I usually try to stay away from race.

It’s not because I can’t see how historic mistreatment has led to current day inequality, but because, if we are unified by anything, it is the struggle to get by and succeed- …