We won a critical battle yesterday, but the war for the soul of America continues.
Horrible things said and done by Donald and his Administration – July 2017
During the 2016 campaign, Donald told the nation exactly how horrible a person he is and how terrible a President he would be. In July 2017 there were at least 77 reported examples of Donald or his minions doing the horrible things Donald said he would.
Gorsuch should be the Democrats’ deserved pound of flesh
If I was a US Senator, here’s what I would do about the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, Democrats filibustering his vote, and the possibility of rule changes. First, […]
A question for Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins
Were Sen. Murkowski’s and Collins’ anti-DeVos speeches and votes merely political posturing? Inquiring minds want to know.
Revolving door spits out a Koch lobbyist for McConnell’s ‘policy chief’
The road to personal riches and political influence in Washington, D.C., is well trod. From Congress to K Street and back. From the White House to K Street and back. From numerous […]
It’s SchadenFriday: three maybes and a real winner
It’s SchadenFriday! We’ve got four unlucky contenders for this week’s most deserved expression of schadenfreude. Three are heavy hitters, but honestly I don’t think their problems are nearly big enough yet. The […]
Mitch McConnell and the GOP: Filibusted
Mitch McConnell is having quite a week. Earlier this week, Senate Majority leader and sad turtle McConnell led Senate Republicans in boldly not voting for a UN treaty to protect disabled people. […]
Is Rachel Maddow becoming the thing she hates?
As anyone who follows current events via the so-called “liberal” media knows, much is made of the low-information voter. Well, by much I suppose I should say very little. Naturally, the term […]
Senate procedure: it's not a three-ring circus, it's full-tilt clown war
I think the educated, informed and politically active electorate on all sides get the three-ring circus metaphor for our government. There just needs to be more of them, on all sides. Let’s […]
Who's serious about reducing the deficit?
Cut Medicare payments and tweak Social Security. Cut defense spending by directly reducing spending and getting out of Iraq and Afghanistan. Raise income, corporate, and payroll taxes. These issues essentially define what […]