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The Daily Dog: Shut Him Down

Yesterday, Donald Trump announced that he would “love to see a shutdown” of the federal government. It is the first time in Washington politics that the idea of a federal shutdown has been weaponized, but it’s not the first time that Donald Trump has shut down people’s livelihoods and existence…There’s Trump’s shuttered casinos, failed real estate projects, steak company, university. 533 more words

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The Daily Dog: In Dog We Trust

Driving through Middle America along Route 66 and other interstate and local highways, one is struck by the flatness of the land. Even on the edges of Ozark hills in Missouri, rising plains in Oklahoma, or rolling knolls along the mighty Mississippi at the border of Illinois, the flatness of the so-called “Bible Belt” is overwhelming. 692 more words

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The Daily Dog: Cancel the Show

On Tuesday night, the big news was not the orange clown Donald Trump taking center stage in the three-ring circus that is the United States government. 496 more words

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The Daily Dog: A Nation's Plague & A City's Shame

From east to west across Middle America, travelers pass at least a dozen high-security state and federal prisons in close proximity to Route 66 and other modern major thoroughfares. 697 more words

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The Daily Dog: We're Baaaack!

In 1835, the French writer and political philosopher Alexis de Tocqueville embarked on an epic journey across a young American country. For him, travelling in a foreign country was a learning experience and an opportunity to gather information. 672 more words

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The Daily Dog: Thin Ice

We are skating on thin ice…literally and figuratively. As the Northeast part of the nation is about to experience 60-degree temperatures in mid-January, the National Weather Service is issuing flood watches and warnings. 638 more words

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The Sunday Dog: That Swampy Sinking Feeling

It is painfully obvious in America that it does not take a genius to see how much of our democracy has been eroded by the first year of Donald Trump’s regime in Washington, D.C. 752 more words

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