Politics

Thoughts on the Roy Moore Situation

Posted by on November 12, 2017 at 5:37 pm

“It never happened, and I don’t even like hearing it because it never happened, and they’re doing this a month away, four weeks [before the election], after 40 years in public service.”  — Justice Roy Moore, speaking with Sean Hannity I haven’t really been following Roy Moore’s career closely. Though, of course, I remember the […]

State and Property Tax Deductions Need To Go

Posted by on November 5, 2017 at 7:26 pm

“Those who voted for the budget and support the full elimination of the SALT [i.e., state and local tax] deduction have shown they understand the key [tenets] of pro-growth tax reform for individuals: lowering marginal tax rates and doing away with tax subsidies.”  — Adam Michel, tax policy analyst at The Heritage Foundation One of […]

A Few Ideas Re DACA Replacement

Posted by on October 8, 2017 at 6:57 pm

While mulling over what to write on this week, I kept thinking about last week’s post. So, I decided to follow it up with a few thoughts — not entirely original, of course — on what I’d like to see in the imminent DACA/DREAMer-oriented legislation. Nothing profound, just my two cents. Knowing that I am […]

Dream On!

Posted by on October 1, 2017 at 8:06 pm

“DEFERRED, adj.: put off; postponed; delayed; withheld for or until a stated time”  — definition consolidated from Merriam-Webster and American Heritage Before we look at this week’s topic, perhaps we should clarify a few terms…. Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): a program implemented via President Obama’s Dept. of Homeland Security on June 15, 2012, […]

Dear Trump Supporters

Posted by on September 24, 2017 at 7:05 pm

Now that we’ve all survived the Sept. 23rd “apocalypse” (or whatever it was supposed to be), I would like to share a post I saw yesterday from a very sharp young man that I “follow” on Facebook, Tim Dukeman. He is quite prolific with his posts/comments on political, socio-cultural, and theological matters. On those occasions […]

Southern Poverty Law Center: Self-Appointed Arbiter of Hatred and Hate Speech

Posted by on September 17, 2017 at 11:57 pm

“Morris and I… shared the overriding purpose of making a pile of money. We were not particular about how we did it. We just wanted to be independently rich.”  — Millard Fuller, speaking to Harper’s of his early business partnership with Morris Dees The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) pops up again and again in […]

Cyberattack Risk Assessment

Posted by on August 27, 2017 at 7:47 pm

“[I]n 1945 we were the protagonists with the new weapon. Now, we are the ones who are likely to be on the receiving end. If the Trump administration doesn’t act quickly and decisively, it may be a very cold winter.”  — Steve King, COO of Netswitch Technology Management A couple weeks ago, I wrote about […]

No Good Reason for D.C.’s Concealed Carry Restriction

Posted by on July 30, 2017 at 9:37 pm

“The point of the Amendment isn’t to ensure that some guns would find their way into D.C., but that guns would be available to each responsible citizen as a rule.”  — Judge Thomas B. Griffith, D.C. Appellate Court Time to mark one in the ‘WIN’ column for defenders of the Second Amendment! Once upon a […]

United States Space Corps?

Posted by on July 23, 2017 at 10:11 pm

“It has been painfully apparent from the briefings that we’ve gotten from our general officers that both Russia and China have nearly caught us in space capabilities and are on the path to surpass us soon.”  — Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL) Pop Quiz: Without googling it, how many branches of the U.S. Armed Services are […]

First Step in Rebuilding U.S. Military?

Posted by on July 16, 2017 at 9:22 pm

“We’ve done deep damage to our military because of the budget cuts, the continuing resolutions, the erratic nature of funding over the last few years.”  — Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) I considered writing about the Russia collusion / Trump Jr. mess, but then I figured you all […]

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