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Term limits; or, How to win my vote and prevent the do-nothing climate that led to Trump

I am not a Trump enthusiast. I am not anti-Trump either. I am trying to look at this from a pragmatic perspective and determine how we got to this point in our current political process. Trump is the symptom of a larger ailment plaguing both parties, but, more specifically, the Republican party. We cannot fault Trump… Continue reading Term limits; or, How to win my vote and prevent the do-nothing climate that led to Trump

Just musing

Adversity lessons in youth should be embraced, not avoided

Growing up in the 70's, I thought long lines at gas stations were the norm.  Having double-digit home interest rates was the status quo.  The misery index started at 10.57 when Richard Nixon took office in 1969 and climbed steadily to 16.26 by the time Jimmy Carter's presidency was winding down.  In my world, growing up,… Continue reading Adversity lessons in youth should be embraced, not avoided