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Why do we have expensive elections when we can have smarter, better, cheaper ones?

Yesterday was an election, and unless you are a political person, you may not have even noticed it. But, you paid dearly for it. We opened up all 36i0 or so precincts in Dayton, paying rent to churches, schools and libraries (but not nursing homes this time) and paid at least 5 people to sit Read More

It’s time for a National Police retraining and rebrand

There was once a cartoon police officer, his name was Dudley Do-Right, yes, he was a Royal Canadian Mounty, but the idea of a conscientious, well meaning police officer is something we seem to have lost. Need proof? American culture used to celebrate lawmen on TV, from Joe Friday in Dragnet, to Marshal Matt Dillon Read More

Why you should subscribe to the NY Times- at a discount

Subscribe to the New York Times for $1 a week. You don’t have to read any of this. You just need to follow this link to subscribe for $1 a week for a year to the New York Times: https://nytimes.com/share/VQrAiRu This works on your smart phone, tablet, or desktop computer. You can thank me later. Read More

If US Legislators had a brain- Google would pay US News outlets too

The United States has just survived the last 4 years of an idiot president proclaiming that there is an alternate reality where journalism creates “fake news” and his misinformed ignorant ass was the true source of truth and wisdom. Even our tech giants, figured out at the very end that Trump’s access to their platforms Read More

It’s time to turn down the political volume

Rhine McLin used to say, “I’m an elected representative, not a politician,” even though her life revolved around politics from the day her Dad died and she ascended to his statehouse seat as if she was royalty. Even though she didn’t live up to her claim, the idea was correct: once elected, you represent all Read More

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