I was raised in a world that believed in better.
Fresh out of war,
hope and virtues lapping up like waves on the shore,
Bright-eyed, starry youthful dreams because we landed on the moon… 140 more words
Vice President Mike Pence is yet again the “tie-breaker” in Senate deliberations. Pence’s vote on February 7, 2017 enabled Betsy deVos to become confirmed as Education Secretary, and today—on July 25, 2017—his vote enabled Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Republican) to force debate on his rushed bill to repeal the 492 more words
A million years ago, when I was preparing to leave central Maine for Florida, I wrote my penultimate newspaper column for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel, detailing some of the story ideas that I’d had on the shelf for the better part of two years that remained unattempted. 1,502 more words
Hours after the Senate needed Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie to move forward with debate on healthcare, the GOP’s controversial repeal-and-replace plan has come up several votes short of being accepted. 313 more words