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The New Orthodoxy: Identity Politics Captures Democratic Party

Congressman Tim Ryan, D-Ohio., challenged Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-CA., for house minority leader in 2016.  This year he has chosen not to run. Ryan, who is a white male, is probably making a wise call to not challenge the left’s new orthodoxy, which is identity politics.   Identity politics of the left venerates women and […]

Jaguars Swan Dive Into The Abyss

Tom Coughlin is ready for some fisticuffs. At seventy-two Coughlin, executive vice president of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is ready to throw down to defend his personnel decisions. During a radio interview Coughlin announced, “I’ll put on the gloves with anyone that wants to talk about” the team’s personnel decisions. Coughlin and head coach, Doug Marone […]

Jalen Ramsey: Rock Star Or Royal Pain In The Ass?

Jacksonville Jaguar cornerback Jalen Ramsey doesn’t care what you think of him. Just ask him and he’ll tell you. In August he told ESPN, “I don’t really care what people think about me, to be honest,” while wearing a Gucci hoodie worth well over a thousand dollars. It’s a theme he returns to often. During […]

Jacksonville Jaguars: Manic Depression Is A Frustrating Mess

Last year’s 10-6 record, playoff wins over Buffalo and Pittsburgh and a narrow loss to New England in the AFC Championship game made Jaguars fans born again optimistic; borderline cocky. Local sports radio hosts and CBS Sports analysts Tony Romo and Pete Prisco predicted a berth to the Super Bowl. But pre-season optimism has become […]

Fear and Loathing in 2018

It’s less than a week until election day and we’re all going to die. A mass shooting in Pittsburgh by an anti-Semite, 15 pipe bombs sent through the mail to left-wing political figures and a racially motivated shooting in Louisville, Kentucky.  On the international front, hundreds, and possibly thousands, of Hondurans are headed toward the […]

The Call To Rebuild America

Every month the number of jobs added to the economy gets a lot of publicity.  Recently, the economy has added about 200,000 jobs a month which sounds and feels good combined with headline unemployment of 5 percent.   But there is a story these numbers do not tell and a darker reality that is less […]

Corrine Brown’s Florida Legacy

When it comes to Congresswoman Corrine Brown, most of the public knows what they read about in the newspaper or see on television.  It’s almost entirely negative.    But, if she was as bad as the media portrays, why did she get elected to Congress for so many years and get so much done?    […]

Republicans Eliminate Jacksonville Voice in D.C.

The Republicans found Congresswoman Corrine Brown very useful for 23 years.    The first reason is her district helped them win Congressional seats in Northeast and Central Florida.    The district included most of Jacksonville’s black population and Democrats.  Jacksonville’s other Congressional district was largely whitewashed of minority voters which made it a very safe […]

U.S. and Saudi Arabia: A cold “peace”, Part II

Part One can be found here  In August of 1990, Iraq invaded Kuwait and stationed four tank divisions on the border of Saudi Arabia. Osama Bin Laden offered the services of his mujahidin soldiers, based in Afghanistan, to defend Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia sought the protection of the U.S. military and President George H.W. Bush […]

U.S. and Saudi Arabia: A Cold “Peace”, Part I

  A number of issues have recently come to a head between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.  The most important is the Saudi Arabian connection to terrorism.  This question is being decided in the federal courts, the U.S. Congress and between both countries.    60 Minutes recently produced a story on the “28 Pages” of […]