It is very hard to see any positives for the country, for congress, for the president, or for either party coming out of this impeachment

Image for post
Image for post
Nancy Pelosi and the House Managers at the signing of the Second Impeachment of President Donald Trump Office of Nancy Pelosi, [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons


President Biden’s Inaugural Address, the flurry of executive orders, and two takeaways, neither really political but practical observations.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, [Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons


Image for post
Image for post
Photo by Mike Maguire, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


Rise against the unworthy schemers who, far from wanting law and order and freedom, only use such words to entice others into subjugation.

Image for post
Image for post
The seal of the Commission on Presidential Debates reading, “THE UNION AND THE CONSTITUTION FOREVER,” hangs above the stage of the first presidential debate of 2016 at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Photo cropped from photo by Brian Allen, Voice of America (Public Domain).


Think wearing a mask strips you of liberty and dignity? Try being on a ventilator.

Image for post
Image for post
(Getty/Arc Illustration)


I got my hands up, they’re playing my song, they know I’m gonna donate today. Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaah, it’s fundraising in the U.S.A.

Image for post
Image for post
Photo by JP Valery, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Trump and his CPAC speech will allow a return to the headlines. Just step back for a moment and let’s ask the questions that matter

Image for post
Image for post
Sings for sale outside CPAC 2021. Photo by VOA [Public Domain]

Instead of the “Man in the Arena” section in “Citizenship in a Republic” denizens of the ball pit republic should ponder a different section

Image for post
Image for post
Composite photo created by Derek Edwards. Source photo of Theodore Roosevelt public domain, background image photo by Rachmaninoff, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

So, I was expected to have a strong reaction to Mark Cuban briefly directing the Dallas Mavericks to cease playing the national anthem. Ok…

Image for post
Image for post
Mark Cuban in 2019. Photo by Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

The only thing missing was a turn directly to camera, let that grin creep across her face and tell everyone “The devil made me do it”

Image for post
Image for post
Marjorie Taylor Greene speaking on the House floor, February 4th, 2021. Screen capture.

Andrew Donaldson

Writer. Mountaineer diaspora. Vet. Managing Editor @ordinarytimemag, Writings found @arcdigi & elsewhere. Writing about food, folks, & faith at Yonder & Home

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store