Irish Wake…..American Wake

Most folks (especially of Irish decent) are familiar with the term “Irish Wake”. For those needing a refresher course, it started with the Great Famine/Great Migration of the Irish, many of whom emigrated to the USA (and anywhere else) to escape hunger and suppression. They were well aware that once they moved to a distantContinue reading “Irish Wake…..American Wake”

Covert Democrats

The presidential election got me to thinking….. How will we get the 70+ million unhappy campers who voted for Trump back under the tent? Trump may be gone but unhappiness remains. There are millions of die-hard Trump supporters just like there were millions of Never-Trump supporters during his administration. Neither will budge. However, unless weContinue reading “Covert Democrats”

The difference between differing and parting ways

I like peas, you like carrots. I like swimming, you like golf. These are differences we can live with. Let’ move on to some bigger issues, I may think big government (aka national government) is good. You may think it’s overblown and overreaching. You may prefer states rights. Maybe there can be a nuanced solutionContinue reading “The difference between differing and parting ways”

Manifesto of Big Ideas: Arbitration for all that ails us

Replace overbearing over-reach with reasoned oversight Too much oversight vs. too little recourse for injustices The government is often accused of being too big and too intrusive. The judicial system is a lengthy process. Litigation is costly for the aggrieved and out of reach for the poor . They are the ones most in needContinue reading “Manifesto of Big Ideas: Arbitration for all that ails us”