By the time I heard Florida was going to be a nail-biter I couldn’t stay awake any longer. I’d been sick for a few days and I went to sleep before the results were in. I woke up in a bizarro world. It’s cliche, but I truly — briefly — wondered if I was dreaming. Donald Trump is now President-Elect of the United States. I am ashamed to admit that I was surprised.
Trump, and the mad party he heads and represents, will soon control the highest office in the land, the Senate and the House of Representatives.
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As the results of the United Kingdom’s referendum vote to exit the European Union has shown us: elections matter. We are already seeing a wave of voter’s remorse sweep the country. Apparently, many voters in the UK didn’t understand the ramifications of leaving the EU, or were so convinced that their vote wouldn’t really matter, that they voted to leave as a kind of protest vote against… Continue reading “Turnips: It’s What’s for Dinner”
We should all look more deeply at one long-simmering issue that may be actually be a root cause of many of our other problems. Oklahoma’s distressingly low voter turnout and the lack of citizen participation in government contributes to every other problem our state faces, including the current budget shortfall. Continue reading “Foxes, Monkeys, Elephants & Donkeys”