Abandoning all pretense of holding political ideals of freedom and equality, Trump's supporters have dragged American politics down into the ideological sinkhole of Trump's "say anything about anyone" populist nationalist politics.
So let's deal with the most ridiculous of political melodramas presently unfolding, being crumpled up, and unfolding again on the national stage.
If there's any chance of a civil political discourse at all, it's critical for conservatives and progressives to be on the same page as far as the definitions of the very terms we are debating.
It's time to burst everyone's bubble and force them into the sunlight, even if they run shrieking back into the comfortable captivity of their caves and safe spaces of their bubbles.
If we lived in such a land where men and women were bound by a necessity of fear and anxiety of one another, how could they ever build a community, let alone a nation?
If, by grace or by glory, Donald Trump is relieved of his office, it would not be Hillary Clinton's voice we hear next addressing the nation as president, but Mike Pence's.
Like all emotions, fear clouds judgment, but fear, from its seat deep within the brain stem, has more power to simply turn off rational thought than any other human emotion.
GDP GROWTH DATA The GDP Growth Rate for 2017 Quarter 1 was officially 1.4%, considerably below the 15-year mean, which includes the 2007-2008 recession that makes that number considerably easier to beat. The 4-year trend from 2013 through Quarter 1 of this year continues to show a downward trend, though 2013 and 2014 were the... Continue Reading →