It’s Not the Economy, Stupid!

     I remember well the campaign slogan of the Clinton era - "It's the economy, stupid!"     Its basic message was that most of us had it  wrong; that it wasn't about politics, policies, competence, or character.  It wasn't about abortion, gun control or the definition of marriage.

The Change We Really Need

    We kept hearing during the presidential campaign the mantra of change - not a small attraction for those who were fed up with the current state of things, and a common call to youthful idealism.  And now we are getting a glimpse of what that change will be - all three branches of government controlled by the same party, an administration comprised largely of previous and liberal politicians, and an approach to ruling that has a definite socialist bent.