My annual summer retreat ended in dramatic fashion about a week ago. The Chicago Cubs were winning 8-0 by the top of the third, had lost the lead in the bottom of the eighth, and then won 9-8 with a home run in the top of the ninth.
Since the end of the 2017 MLB All-Star break, the Cubs have won eight of ten games and improved their pitching with the recent Sox trade. Nevertheless, the unofficial end of the first half was actually a relief this season because the Cubs have been lackluster although the recent trade suggests a seriousness about contending.
Senate Democrats should insist upon a compelling case for why they should show greater respect for President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee than the Republicans had for President Obama’s. Once convinced, they should hold hearings, ask pointed questions, and then vote on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch. No one wins when the political process is suspended.
I decided to attend the Chicago Women’s March last weekend after listening to inaugural day speeches.
President Trump, in his inaugural address, endorsed a “new vision” of “only America first” at a time of unprecedented interconnectivity. Former President Obama later affirmed his “faith in American people” and belief in “bottom-up” change to his staff and supporters, who, he said, “proved the power of hope” throughout his campaign and terms. Continue reading “What Democracy Looks Like”