So, here’s the truth: Last month, 183 members of the House of Representatives voted against a bill in Congress that would have imposed penalties on abortion providers who didn’t give medical care to any child who was born alive after an abortion procedure.
“If it looks like a duck, swims like a duck, and quacks like a duck, then it probably is a duck,” right? This is often said when you are making a point. You can identify an unknown situation by merely observing the characteristics of that situation.
In his 1957 speech entitled “Give Us The Ballot,” Martin Luther King Jr. did not advocate for the right to vote simply be-cause he wanted to see more black people in office. No, not at all. He wanted more than that – he wanted to be able to choose men “of good will” who would “do justly and love mercy.
In December 1965, nearly 15 million viewers, or one-half of the television viewing audience, tuned in to watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” It has become the longest-running cartoon special in history, but it almost was canceled before it ever was aired.
There’s the U.S. Senate race in Alabama where the Republican candidate is being pressured to drop out of the race due to allegations of sexual misconduct from 40 years ago. Then there’s the sitting U.S. Sen.
Last Aug. 1, 2016 – just days after the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia – I wrote a column right here about Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. Hillary was finally the Democratic Party’s nominee, but none of it made sense.
Think about it: There’s not a single day that passes where the headlines don’t include a story of growing racial tensions, such as the removal of Civil War monuments. Or the NFL players protesting during the singing of the National Anthem. Or reporters and Hollywoodtypes calling out President Trump (and all of his supporters) as racists and bigots.
A recent survey found that more than 96 percent of women feel guilty at least once a day, and almost half of them experience guilt up to four times a day. If you are a woman, you know exactly what that’s like. Culturally, women are encouraged to empathize, or otherwise take the perspective of the other, so much more than men.
“Kicking the can down the road” is to put off confronting a difficult issue or making an important decision, typically on a continuing basis. Basically, it’s postponing the inevitable. It’s one of the reasons our elected officials won’t fix anything, and why they haven’t fixed Medicare or Social Security.