Mark Cuban has been floating the idea of running for President. Last week, he clarified that if he decided to run, he would do so as a Republican and challenge President Trump in the primary. The fact that Cuban is being taken seriously is an indication of how much things have changed in Presidential politics. Cuban supported Hillary Clinton in 2016, so most people assumed he was a Democrat, but if you listened to his comments at the time, he was less of a Clinton supporter and more anti-Trump. I don’t like everything about Mark Cuban. Similar to Donald Trump, he is in love with the camera and his own voice and image. He comes off as more of a contrarian than a visionary, but he seems like an intelligent person that posses legitimate empathy and a healthy (not delusional) sense of self-confidence. Could I get behind Mark Cuban for President? I would need to know a little more about his policies, but if I had to make a blind choice between him and Donald Trump, it would be no contest…
Inflation has impacted all of us. The price of almost everything has spiked faster and harder than at any time since the 80s. Few things can obliterate a modern economy more than out-of-control inflation.
For most people, there is little upside to writing about the January 6th hearings, but as you probably know by now, I don’t worry about those things. We all must stand for something. The hearings have almost everyone taking sides before a single witness is called. Democrats believe that the events of January 6th were a calculated effort to undermine our democracy by demolishing two of the most sacred tenants of our nation, free elections, and the peaceful transition of power.
Most people consider themselves either a conservative or a liberal. I think if we forget political parties, which flip their positions on things all of the time, and instead focus on the actual definition of what it means to be a conservative and what it means to be a liberal, we might be able to temper the emotional reactions some of us have with political discourse.