Category: Observatory

How Purple Missouri Became Republican Red

Historically, Missouri was known as a political bellwether and perennial swing state always in play between Democrats and Republicans. For a hundred years the state’s electoral votes for President always mirrored that of the national winner with only one exception. Not surprising, the state… Continue Reading “How Purple Missouri Became Republican Red”

Don’t talk politics doesn’t work!

Over the past few years we have been instructed that the secret to maintaining important relationships in such turbulent times is to just don’t talk politics with family, friends, neighbors and coworkers. Only if it was this simple! Have those who offered this advice… Continue Reading “Don’t talk politics doesn’t work!”

Sorry State of the Missouri State Legislature

Year after year during each new state legislative session the welfare and intelligence of Missouri residents is assaulted by a multitude of offensive bills. When I think they could not do worse than the last session, they surprise me once again. The list of… Continue Reading “Sorry State of the Missouri State Legislature”

Our Nation is Mentally Ill with Guns

I just finished watching the PBS News Hour where they once again profiled the deceased victims from the latest mass shooting. This time it was ten shot dead in a Boulder, Colorado grocery store. My eyes tear up as I learn about the lives… Continue Reading “Our Nation is Mentally Ill with Guns”

Bearing Witness to Good News January 2021

With Trump finally out of office and the Democrats in control of both chambers in Congress, good things and good news are happening at a breathtaking pace. That is, when you are brave enough to look for and see the light – as Poet… Continue Reading “Bearing Witness to Good News January 2021”

Democrats Defending Democracy

The Democrats are truly pathetic when it comes to marketing and branding. I suppose that is one of the reasons I  like them as I don’t trust any political organization that is just too slick at marketing arts with no substance behind the rhetoric.… Continue Reading “Democrats Defending Democracy”

Observatory: Coronavirus Pandemic Causes and Lessons

When public policy experts, historians and future generations look back on what happened during the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic and Global Recession, how will they judge why it happened across our planet to a species like our own? And especially why it was so devastating… Continue Reading “Observatory: Coronavirus Pandemic Causes and Lessons”

Observatory: Census and the Electoral College

Many voters on both sides of the political spectrum feel completely disenfranchised. Conservatives in solidly-blue states and liberals in forever-red states believe their votes don’t matter in the winner-take-all Electoral College accounting used by nearly all states. Independents and third-parties are completely locked out.

The Observatory 2020

Coming soon, a collection of observations, reactions, and analysis to the events and news of 2020.

The Observatory 2019

Capitalocracy – It seems we don’t have a democracy in America any longer with one person one vote; it’s become more of a “capitalocracy” with one dollar one vote. Having more lobbyists for just Big Pharma in Washington than we have  representatives in Congress… Continue Reading “The Observatory 2019”