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Chill Out, America, Kick Trump & Opioids

Quote:  Slow down, you move too fast, you gotta make the morning last (Simon & Garfunkel, 59th Street Bridge Song) The world is too much with us…getting and spending, we lay waste our powers (William Wordsworth) In the news:  It’s Overdose Awareness Day-and Overdoses are killing more Americans than ever before (Vox, 8.31.18) The Millennial […]

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Dems and the Status Quo

Quote:  All too often, on the long road up, young leaders become servants of what is rather than shapers of what might be (attrib. John Gardner) Definitions: Status quo, existing situation or condition (Cambridge English Dictionary) Divide and conquer,  (1) to gain or maintain power by generating tensions; (2)  to accomplish something by having several […]

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Kamala’s Busing Scars

Quote:  Keeping score of old wounds and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are. (attrib. Malcolm Forbes) “It is personal…hurtful.” (Kamala Harris, 1st Democratic debate, 6.27.19) In the news:  After Immigrant Families Are Reunited, Scars of Separation Remain (Arian Campo-Flores and Melanie Graye West, WSJ 7.15.18) In context:  Kamala Harris […]

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Kamala’s Busing Scars

Quote:  Keeping score of old wounds and scars, getting even and one-upping, always makes you less than you are. (attrib. Malcolm Forbes) “It is personal…hurtful.” (Kamala Harris, 1st Democratic debate, 6.27.19) In the news:  After Immigrant Families Are Reunited, Scars of Separation Remain (Arian Campo-Flores and Melanie Graye West, WSJ 7.15.18) In context:  Kamala Harris […]

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2020 Belongs to Biden

Definition: Gravitas, seriousness and importance of manner causing feelings of respect and trust in others (Oxford English Dictionary) Quote: I gravitate towards gravitas (attrib. Morgan Freeman) In the News: Biden keeps stepping into it and voters couldn’t care less (Marc Caputo, Politico, 6.26.19) In Context:  Terrific Democratic candidates abound for the next election to unseat […]

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2020 Belongs to Biden

Definition: Gravitas, seriousness and importance of manner causing feelings of respect and trust in others (Oxford English Dictionary) Quote: I gravitate towards gravitas (attrib. Morgan Freeman) In the News: Biden keeps stepping into it and voters couldn’t care less (Marc Caputo, Politico, 6.26.19) In Context:  Terrific Democratic candidates abound for the next election to unseat […]