Here’s this gadfly’s prescription for bipartisan compromise Take the deal, with conditions. 1) Bipartisan oversight of the bidding process, including bipartisan vetting of bidders and whatever the usual public notice for comment […]
Republicans’ abandonment of conservatism
The Republican leadership, and far too many of the party faithful, have abandoned conservatism in favor of radicalism
Obamacare repeal exposes House Republicans’ policy nakedness (update #2)
After seven years of political games without having to govern, House Republicans are damned if they repeal Obamacare, and damned if they don’t.
Nearly everything you need to know about TrumpCare
Democrats spent four months just writing the Affordable Care Act, with public input, and it took another six months of amendments and political wrangling before it passed. Trumpcare? Written in private in a few weeks with no public input, and it’s being rushed through Congress. That tells you almost everything you need to know right there.
Here’s hoping for a huge Clinton win
The bigger Clinton’s margin of victory, the harder it becomes for the GOP to obstruct the proper course of government. OK, I’m all in favor of an opposition party. But “opposition” is different […]
Pew Research, February data, and Trump’s assault on separation of church and state
ZOMG, it must be a right-wing plot! Maybe. But Pew Research posted this data on the relationship between U.S. religious groups and their political leanings not so very long ago. Consider this […]
Carson, Carson, Carson. What are you thinking?
Please make sense once. Just once. ICMYI: Mint Press News (9/28/2015) – Ben Carson Considers Religion As Probable Cause For Searches And if you can’t make sense, would you at least leave our […]
Half-measures won’t fix Social Security
The GOP just isn’t trying hard enough Today, Robert Reich had this to say on Facebook: “Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and other Republican hopefuls are already pushing to raise the eligibility age […]
The Republican response to healthcare exchanges – oblivious and shameless
Oblivious to irony and immune to shame – two observations about Tea Party Republicans and health care exchanges.
Aren’t crippling sanctions and regime change what we seek against enemies?
Seriously. If one searches on the terms effect of crippling sanctions, one finds over 800,000 results at Google. A quick review of the first great many confirms, at the very least, that […]