National Defense and House Integrity

This week House Speaker Kevin McCarthy officially denied seats on the House Intelligence Committee to Democratic Representatives Eric Swalwell and Adam Schiff. In his letter to House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries, Speaker McCarthy explains, “I cannot put partisan loyalty ahead of national security, and I cannot simply recognize years of service as the sole criteriaContinue reading “National Defense and House Integrity”

            A Muddle of  Words Is a Bed of Mud

A reader of my blog pointed out a recent error of mine. The reader told me that I had made a mistake when I wrote that the word niggardly had association with the n-word when in fact it had no etymological connection with the racist term. I was surprised because, while I respected the readerContinue reading ”            A Muddle of  Words Is a Bed of Mud”

A Product for Our Children?

The photograph in our North Carolina newspaper was above the fold. It showed two well-known college basketball players facing each other, one from Duke and one from UNC, and each was squirting an orange-colored aerosol into his mouth. The small two-ounce canisters holding the oral aerosol were marked with the logo of the North CarolinaContinue reading “A Product for Our Children?”

117th Congress

 Representative Scott Perry of Pennsylvania is quoted as saying that he should not recuse himself from any Republican investigation of the committee that just investigated the Insurrection of January 6, 2021.  Perry’s explains that, “Why should I be limited just because someone has made an accusation? Everybody in America is innocent until proven guilty,”  WhenContinue reading “117th Congress”