Mid-Term Elections Two Weeks Out (Part 1 of a Series)

(Editor’s Note:  This is part one of a series on ‘Politics in the Trump Era’)

Two weeks from now, we hold mid-term elections which will determine control of the Senate and House of Representatives.  Traditionally, the party that holds the Presidency loses seats in the mid-term elections and, in some recent cases, loses a large number of seats and control flips to the other party. This year’s elections shape up to be similar in many ways, yet different in a number of others. Continue reading “Mid-Term Elections Two Weeks Out (Part 1 of a Series)”

On the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Hearings…

The biggest item in the news last week was the confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh has been rated ‘well qualified’ by the American Bar Association but two days before the Justice Committee was to vote, allegations of sexual assault surfaced from when he was in high school.

The news is big enough that it can’t be ignored but, frankly, Thinking Man has debated what to say on the topic, not because there isn’t plenty to say but because the issue, to quote Sen. Jeff Flake, “is tearing our country apart”. Opinions on the topic have been passionate and unwavering, each convinced so clearly that they are right that they also think the other ‘side’ not just wrong but downright evil.  Continue reading “On the Kavanaugh SCOTUS Hearings…”