If you truly oppose abortion – don’t elect a Republican president.

“There’s no way I will vote for Joe Biden. I’ll never vote for anyone who supports abortion.” This is the oft repeated phrase of many voters. Even if they don’t like the actions or leadership of Donald Trump, they will still vote for him in the upcoming election because, from their perspective, to vote forContinue reading “If you truly oppose abortion – don’t elect a Republican president.”

What is the ‘precedent’ for election year vacancies in the Supreme Court?

Politicians and most media are so partisan right now that it can be hard to know what is true, what is false, and what is spin. This is particularly true in regards to the potential nomination of a justice to replace Justice Ginsburg, so I went back and reviewed all the election year vacancies ofContinue reading “What is the ‘precedent’ for election year vacancies in the Supreme Court?”

Mobs, Protests & Destruction of Property… by white farmers 200+ years ago.

Most of us don’t remember much of Shays’ Rebellion from high school history, either because it was mentioned so briefly that it didn’t stick or because it wasn’t mentioned at all. But the events of 1786-1787 were catalytic in the formation of the America we live in today. The summer protests of 2020 have beenContinue reading “Mobs, Protests & Destruction of Property… by white farmers 200+ years ago.”

Paul Ryan, if you’re listening…

An Open Letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan: Dear Mr. Ryan, I like you. You come across as more genuine than the average politician. Sometimes you even let your affection for President Obama leak out which I think is great – we could use a bit more of that if you ask me. I even like yourContinue reading “Paul Ryan, if you’re listening…”

Thoughts from a Recovering Racist

I grew up white, not just in the color of my skin, but in the culture of my youth.  My wife and I call it “super-white”.  I was raised in a small farm town in Illinois – white family, white friends, white people at my church, white teachers, white kids in my classes, white playersContinue reading “Thoughts from a Recovering Racist”