Winners and Losers

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.

What Democracy Looks Like

Women’s March on Chicago 2017

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”

Our Past and Our Future

I wonder how many people voted for Donald Trump and how many were voting for change.

Those who voted for Trump might already be disappointed because he seems to have reversed central campaign positions on the reality of climate change, for example, or prosecuting Hillary Clinton. These people must wonder what, if he feels so little loyalty to campaign positions so soon after the election, else he will do.  Continue reading “Our Past and Our Future”