Entries by james@brightsaltmedia.com

Pushing Past Partisanship

April 13, 2017 | George Nethercutt for the Inlander This article first appeared here on the Inlander. President Trump and Speaker Ryan need to reach across the aisle Many pundits are signaling the end of the Trump presidency and the Ryan speakership because the repeal and replacement of Obamacare legislation was pulled without a vote. […]

Listen to Gram Gram

March 9, 2017 | George Nethercutt for the Inlander This article first appeared here on the Inlander. President Trump needs to start delivering some solutions soon, or his supporters in Congress may abandon him. In the hilarious words of actor Steve Martin, as scam artist Freddy Benson in the movie Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: “As my […]

Stick With The Picks

February 9, 2017 | George Nethercutt for the Inlander This article first appeared here on the Inlander. Even though national politics are a full-contact sport, rules of good sportsmanship must still apply. When President Trump announced Judge Neil Gorsuch as his nominee for the Supreme Court vacancy, he justified for many who either reluctantly supported […]

Trump’s To-Do List

January 12, 2017 | George Nethercutt for the Inlander This article first appeared here on the Inlander. America will be watching how Donald Trump delivers on the promises he made during the campaign. There are at least 14 benchmarks to look for after Donald Trump becomes America’s 45th president; they’ll define his presidency and determine how […]

My Dinner With Fidel

December 8, 2016 | George Nethercutt for the Inlander This article first appeared here on the Inlander. Looking back nearly 20 years, when three Americans sat down with the Western Hemisphere’s most notorious communist. The recent death of the oppressive Fidel Castro may end an era — one of brutality, restriction of freedom and anti-Americanism. […]

Level the Field

November 10, 2016 | George Nethercutt for the Inlander This article first appeared here on the Inlander. Our political parties need to adopt new changes to give challengers a better chance at getting elected. Donald Trump spoke recently about “draining the swamp” in Washington, D.C. We do need changes, particularly to the two major political […]

Change We Believe In

February 11, 2016 | George Nethercutt for the Inlander This article first appeared here on the Inlander. All candidates pledge change; voters need to be behind those changes, as they were two decades ago. Voters are angry — disappointed with politicians, the “establishment” and anything connected to the federal government. They’re frustrated that the two […]

Presidential Litmus Test

May 13, 2015 | George Nethercutt for the Inlander This article first appeared here on the Inlander. With the presidential election upon us, here are some age-old virtues for voters to think about as they consider the candidates. Starting now and running through 2016, Americans will be searching for qualities in candidates that would make for […]

Americans get an F in civics

May 7, 2015 | Former U.S. Rep George Nethercutt The Pew Research Center and the U.S. Department of Education, respectively, issued recent findings on citizens’ knowledge of current affairs and student scores of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP). The findings showed broad failures. If policymakers don’t soon pay attention to such failures, the […]

Nethercutt Returns to N.C.H.S. to Host Debate Tourney at Alma Mater…

March 8, 2015 I am so pleased and proud of Geroge Nethercutt! George Nethercutt and the Nethercutt Foundation’s primary mission is to build upon young peoples’ passion for civic mindedness. George demonstrated this at North Central High School on Saturday, February 28 by sponsoring the 1st and now Annual George Nethercutt State Qualifying meet. George’s […]