Missouri entered the Union as a slave state after being settled by immigrants from the South. During the Civil war, Missouri remained in the Union, but contributed men to both sides and possessed rival state governments, leading to bloodshed within the state boundaries. During the Civil war, only Virginia and Tennessee saw more intrastate warfare.
We don’t live in a black and white world as some say; it is varying shades of gray. And the inhabitants of that world are varying shades of black, brown, white, pink, yellow, red and gold.
It is the best of times; it is the worst of times; it is four years since the TEA Party election of 2010. In Oklahoma, Mary Fallin, a career politician, is seeking re-election as governor and is likely to lose. In Wisconsin, Mary Burke, a political novice, is seeking to defeat Governor Scott Walker’s bid for re-election and is likely to win. In both cases, the governors seeking re-election rode the TEA Party wave to election in 2010. While still influential in GOP politics, I believe (and hope) that the TEA Party wave has crested and is now in retreat.
Sometimes referred to as Sail Away.
In all the discussion about Meet The Press and David Gregory’s departure, the one comment I saw that summed it all up. Under David Gregory’s stewardship, Meet The Press had become Meet The Press Release because guests were not challenged when what they said was false.