Picking up the pieces of shattered trust

Picking up the pieces of shattered trust

So we never thought it could happen to us.  I’m sure we would all love to think that.  This particular train of thought is a familiar cerebral pathway unique to many of us who, either directly or indirectly, have ever had to negotiate their way through the fallout generated by the shambles such an awful crime made of our lives.  Yes, CRIME is the term applied to actions taken by one or more individuals that obviously overstep the boundaries of common decency norms, be it either reported or quietly unchallenged for whatever reason.  We need not chalk this up to complacency nor need we fault our own poor vigilance as we all know somewhere in the dank realms of our own bad life experience memory files that such things do exist and can present when and where...

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The GOP’s pact with Satan

The GOP’s pact with Satan

With total control of all levers of government, it is reasonable to state that it is high tide for the Republican Party as they hold majorities in both chambers of the U.S. Congress and hold the White House.  One thing about high tides, they always eventually recede.  I’m curious as to what all the receding Conservative tide will reveal in the coming months.  One silver lining to last year’s toxic and fractious election campaign was the true colors of certain interest groups came shining through with  unmistakable clarity.  White evangelical Christian conservatives that comprise the largest religious voting block that supported President Trump, while some may have held their nose and marked a ballot for the GOP candidate, all were forced to completely...

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