What is the price tag on injustice to a life? That’s the impossible question 29 Democrats signing on to move slavery reparations forward with H.R. 40 have to answer. By acknowledging blame, issuing a national apology, and compensating black Americans for wrongs that began four centuries ago can we atone for problems we have no way to measure?
Greed is great. It’s such a powerful motivator that it can even make you president, or at least that’s the hope of two Democratic Party candidates looking to face off against Trump in the 2020 presidential race if the House doesn’t unseat him first.
Had Virginia Governor Ralph Northam committed a crime he might be in less hot water than he is now over a decades-old picture. Politicians can salvage their careers after a criminal conviction, but no apologies will save them from a search and destroy political climate where the slightest allegation of racism spells the end.
Thanks to Senator Elizabeth Warren we have another good reason to fear what’s happening in our government. As the Democratic Party accepts a growing number of radicals calling for us to strip America’s wealthiest class so the proceeds can be traded for vote-worthy causes, we have to wonder just how far discriminating against the rich will go if Democrats continue to grow in power.
The Congressional Budget Office sent a bipartisan gift to Capitol Hill with its report on the dollars and cents cost of the partial shutdown. Lawmakers can’t resist the opportunity to seize on anything with a high cost to taxpayers if they don’t support whatever caused the loss.