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…”
This weeks news of note include segregation in the music industry and developments in the hearings for Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Supreme Court Justice Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
One thing that Thinking Man has never understood is the feeling among a group of a certain political bent that just viscerally dislikes America succeeding. I don’t get it. Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
Today, John McCain will be laid to rest at the US Naval Academy Cemetery. Services were held in AZ, where he had his home and who he represented in the Senate for several terms. For those who paid attention, John McCain left all of us a lesson even in death. Continue reading “Even In Death, John McCain Gives Us Something To Think About”
New York’s plans to help its subway system and will plastic straws be the new black market in California? Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”
The New York Times announced days ago that it had hired Sarah Jeong to serve on its editorial board. Normally such an announcement would not be that noteworthy, except that Jeong has a history-and a relatively recent history-of inflammatory racist comments on social media. Continue reading “Does Anyone Really Still Think The New York Times Is ‘Journalism’?”
The cost of ‘free’ healthcare, how some in England propose to stop violent crime and more whining about the Attorney General in this version of Weekend Quick Takes Continue reading “Weekend Quick Takes”