Attempting to get past notions about Rep. Bill Young

Florida Gov. Rick Scott couldn’t attend the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches last week because he went to a memorial service for U.S. Rep. C.W. Bill Young. Rep. Young died last week after representing Floridians in Tallahassee and Washington for more than 50 years. I’ve spent the past week trying to humanize Rep. Young … Continue reading Attempting to get past notions about Rep. Bill Young

Politicians show anger, but not much leadership

I am not tired of talking about race and bigotry, and conservative commentators who say liberals overstate its ongoing impact on politics aren’t tired of talking about it, either. Every time some buffoon waves a Confederate flag, especially in front of the White House, it’s a reminder that a lot of people still depend on … Continue reading Politicians show anger, but not much leadership

Problem with government is brutal wasting of time

All the hoopla around a federal government shutdown is baffling, as though the war waged on our own government only culminates into single events happening at precise moments. All the fiscal cliffs, debt ceilings, permanent tax cuts, federal government shutdowns — all of these “events” we continue to debate and celebrate — are mini-strokes compared … Continue reading Problem with government is brutal wasting of time