In the company of a fallen sailor …

A few days ago I was fortunate — and yes, I meant to use the word “fortunate” — to be traveling on a commercial airplane commandeered by the U.S. Navy.

Republicans are more patriotic than democrats

Republicans are more patriotic than democrats. That’s what I used to think. I’m not sure why – other than the fact that I like elephants. My mother was/is a democrat. And by no means did I grow up with a silver spoon in my mouth (or hidden in a kitchen drawer somewhere). But I never…