The latest flap out of Washington follows a familiar pattern. This time, the issue centers around the dispute over which Republicans should sit on the House Select Committee investigating the January 6th Insurrection on the US Capitol. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy was asked to name five members from his party to serve on the … Continue reading The Next Gambit
We need to pay attention. Each day, the New York Times tracks the most up-to-date statistics regarding the coronavirus both in the US and around the world. On July 7, the lead sentence reflected the cautious optimism generally felt in the US, at least across the Northeast: “About 250 deaths are being reported each day, … Continue reading Lulled Again?
In a week when Joe Biden tepidly proclaimed independence over the coronavirus, a different sort of plague was afoot. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a gun violence emergency in New York State and more than 180 individuals were shot to death over the 4th of July weekend. We are awash in gun violence. Within this dispiriting … Continue reading Change the Ref
Events this week in Surfside, Florida will spark countless conversations on an array of issues that confront Americans far beyond the footprint of the collapsed hi-rise on Florida’s Atlantic coast. In the midst of political fighting over the infrastructure bill(s) currently before Congress, the tragic building collapse of Champlain Towers in Surfside, Florida is a … Continue reading A Building Collapses
Since Joe Biden first ran for the presidency, he has made it a core principle of his campaign that he is President of all Americans and would build a bipartisan agenda to move us forward in a post-pandemic world. I support this notion. I contend that it is only when we build a broadly based … Continue reading Where Are the Republicans?