Some thoughts while still in recovery mode from overdoses of turkey and football:
- A reader writes: “Are you going to summarize/critique the Democrat debates as you did with the Republicans? Probably not. Current is not the publication to help an electorate make an unbiased informed decision.” Actually, we lost track of the first Democrat debate after it was decided that everything sounded like “four more years of Obama.” The rhetoric on that side of the aisle is as troubling as that of the Republicans. Third party, please?
- The wailing and gnashing of teeth you hear is that of the GOP leadership, which also has to be shaking in its collective boots, what with Donald Trump (R-Billions) a clear favorite in New Hampshire. Trump, who is so far ahead at this writing, even draws support from lower-income white Democrats and liberal independents, all of which seem to have been reeled in by his pointed remarks on trade and immigration. Those of the Granite State appear to be his people, of his values and won’t tolerate otherwise. See ya, Old Guard?
- Just to our east, over in Piketon, Ohio, there is a soon-to-be-shuttered uranium enrichment plant. Anxiety is heightening around the globe, and the Iran nuclear agreement allows for 6,000 uranium-enrichment centrifuges, but the Obama administration is cutting off weapons capabilities? U.S. Rep Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) agree wholeheartedly that the move is a threat to our national security – to speak nothing of the ability to fuel our aircraft carriers and submarines. The Department of Energy needs to be thoroughly evaluated, and the leadership needs to be swept out. Come to think of it, shutter the joint and leave “energy” to the states.