The Dog (and Donkey and Elephant) Days of Summer
As the presidential election begins to take shape now that the party nominees have been confirmed, we are discouraged by the tone. Every election cycle it seems like the pundits declare that “this is the most consequential election ever” and “the political parties have never been more divided.” These statements are usually thinly veiled hyperbole, but we do wish that the nation could have an honest debate on policies and priorities.
Divorce British Style
Perhaps some of you remember two romantic comedies from the 1960 s – Divorce Italian Style and
Divorce American Style. Both establish that marriage is better and worth saving. Fifty years later Britain
votes for a divorce from the European Union (EU). The EU was formed after the end of World War II as a
way to prevent further conflicts between the countries of Europe. A good concept and one drawn from the
playbook of the formation of the United States.