Articles by Ray McCoy

Jeepers Veepers!

rior to gaining national notoriety as California’s junior U.S. senator, Kamala Harris was widely considered a rising star in the Democratic Party. She spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2012 as her state’s attorney general, entering to the tune of Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin.’” Just as Barack Obama had been eight years earlier, Harris […]

The Coming American Autumn?

uch to my chagrin, a relative of mine in 2017 took her young children to her local Women’s March and proudly proclaimed “This is what democracy looks like!” as legions of feminists and others protested the inauguration of Donald Trump. After three years of similar protests, special counsel investigations, government shutdowns and impeachment she hasn’t […]

The Comfortable Trap
of a Good Law

President Trump on December 11 signed an executive order extending protections to Jewish American citizens as a newly defined national origin group under Title VI of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. The law has six sections relating to discrimination against persons on the basis of “race, color, or national origin” for federally funded programs, and […]

Bernie in the Shadow of the Red Rose

In 2015, having lost a disastrous election with Edward Miliband as its leader, the UK Labour Party was in total disarray and held a leadership election. To the surprise of everyone, the contest saw an aging backbench radical named Jeremy Corbyn win by a landslide over more polished and media savvy frontrunners Yvette Cooper, Andy […]

Democrats Blind and Babbling to Oblivion

Last week, a friend of mine gave me the perfect metaphor for explaining impeachment. An ancient Buddhist parable relates that six blind men were wandering through the wilderness and encountered an elephant. Since none of them had ever seen such a creature, they each described it based on the part that they could feel. So […]

The Ministry of Humor Is Not Amused

Within the span of a week, a Netflix comedy special had the distinction of becoming the greatest threat to society since the Plague of Justinian ripped through Constantinople in the 7th century threatening to end civilization as we know it. It has climbed above the Hong Kong protests, another Ebola outbreak in the Congo, and […]