Welcome to the website of Thomas Richard Harry, private political commentator and author of BOOM! A Revolting Situation . . . The failure of ideological politics, the disappointment of ideological government.
BOOM! is an exposé of the irreconcilable conflict imbedded in our ideological politics, the result of the historical—and on-going—objectives of our two major political parties. It addresses the frustrations of Americans with the results of government today, no matter which party is at the helm, and deflates the concept of bipartisanship: a nice but impossible concept under existing political circumstances.
Many lay out the basic (rather evident) conflict, but few go beyond this to suggest there might be a practical (meaning workable within our political system) alternative to the conservative vs. liberal political spectrum voters face today. Boom! clearly and in some detail presents such an alternative. It’s neither utopian nor impossible, given the continuing loss of support of our political parties and the concurrent rise of political Independents—today a plurality of voters!
This website is also a portal to The American Family Gazette, its latest posts featured below, where the political essays, commentaries and observations of “TR” can be found. Here, as well as in his books, he highlights the significance of and champions the cause of political Independents. In TR’s words, “Independents are evidence of the dissatisfaction with the results of ideological government; they represent agents for political change.”