Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Domestic Affairs

Domestic Affairs
Well. I have to admit, the Trump presidency turned ugly far more rapidly than I had anticipated. On the positive side, since I'm ever the optimist, I believe Hillary Clinton represented her own uniquely toxic threat to democracy and...
In 2005 the Marine Corps University published a paper entitled The Professional Military Services Industry: Have We Created a New Military-Industrial Complex? To consider that question now is the equivalent of asking if the Pope is Catholic. The United States...
Last week I left my safe space, my small town in Mississippi, to make a solo pilgrimage to Washington D.C. to check out the Trump inauguration. I had a few “small town girl visiting the busy city” moments while...
For months before the election, Donald Trump's opponents predicted that he would soon drop out of the race for one reason or another. It was said, for example, that he ran as a publicity stunt and never expected to...
Well, here we are a few days out from the inauguration and political discourse and intelligence in this country could not be any dumber. We should just officially proclaim as our national slogan "You're Either For 'Em or Agin...
Barack Obama has been busy commuting sentences, mostly for nonviolent drug offenders, with more than 1,100 prisoners receiving clemency during his presidency. That's still a pretty small number given that during the 1980s and 1990s "hundreds of thousands of people...
I'm not sure this is a nationwide trend but my local porn shop has a diversified offering of materials that extends to bed wear, accessories, and bongs. I mention this because this is roughly akin to the nature of...
Every year around this time, Americans shower Martin Luther King, Jr. with love. Since 1986 his birthday has been a national holiday, providing all of us with a chance to learn more about him. School kids get exposed to...
Donald Trump has been busy assembling his administration as he awaits to be inaugurated this next month and there are quite a few nominees of concern. I reported recently on Trump's pick for National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, and...
I don't know about anyone else, but I wish 2016 would hurry up and get the fuck out of the way, so the world can move on to a happier and better 2017. Surely, it can't be any worse....