Ross Rambles : Republicans bungle email issue
Ross Rambles: Trade policy and nihilism feed Milwaukee violence
The Aug. 13 incident that triggered racial violence in Milwaukee does not appear to be a rational basis for violence or even for protest, but the long-simmering racial hostility in Milwaukee did not need a valid reason to boil over. According to official reports, police were pursuing an armed black suspect who was subsequently identified as Sylville Smith. Smith, holding a gun, stopped and turned toward the police. A black police officer shot and killed Smith...
Ross Rambles: The sensible shoes candidate
I've never totally bought into the Libertarian Party's positions, but I've been intrigued with the party since 1980. I believed, and still believe, that the criminal justice system is not the appropriate tool for dealing with substance abuse issues...
Ross Rambles: Autopsy of a Trump gaffe
As Trump's gaffes go, the oblique reference to "Second Amendment people" doing something about Hillary Clinton, "if she gets to pick her judges," is no worse than numerous other gaffes Trump made this campaign season. The heartbreaking part for the Republican establishment is that it came a day after Trump read a scripted economic plan crafted to appeal to the donor class and professional establishment Republicans...
Don't sit this one out
Americans often feel that there is no point in voting, that their votes don't matter. It's true that one person's vote will not decide a presidential election, but in order for America to function as a democracy, a large portion of the citizenry needs to participate in shaping the direction of communities, counties, states and the country...