BREAD AND CIRCUS – but mostly circus.

I am still processing the two nights of Democratic
presidential debates. Trump is already regaining his usual prominent place in my
thoughts with fresh assaults on anything decent in the world. Still, there are
a few things I want to remember about the debates, especially because I
disagreed with some of the analysis.

There is relatively little daylight between our candidates,
and many have pledged to support whoever the eventual nominee is. The ways to
stand out from the pack are few: you can spectacularly defy expectations or
attack a frontrunner.

A
long time ago …

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Stonewall Democrats.

Rockwall is about to have a chapter of Stonewall Democrats. We should be accredited in a few days. This is a post I wrote for the Rockwall Herald-Banner, published June 21.

The word “pride” is a thorny one. Pride is one of the 7
deadly sins, yet we take pride in our work, in our children, in being an
American. When we are made aware that June is Pride month, what do we hear? Are
members of the LGBT+ community affirming that they are better than “straight”
men and women?

Context …

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Ignorantia juris

“If I thought there was something wrong, I’d go maybe to the
FBI – IF I THOUGHT THERE WAS SOMETHING WRONG.”

In their analysis of Trump’s June 12th interview
with George Stephanopoulos, broadcasters, in my opinion, focused on the less
interesting words uttered by the sitting president of the United States. Yes,
he said he would accept information offered by a foreign country, friendly or
not, about a political opponent if he thought that information would help him
win a race. We knew that already. He encouraged Russia to look for Hillary’s
emails, …

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