Deadly Ego?

Most reasonable Americans felt that the Obamacare repeal effort/tax rate cut for the wealthy was dead, (a/k/a Trumpcare), for at least this Congress after Friday morning. Think again. Let’s explore. Continue reading Deadly Ego?

Defiant Patriotism?

Is it wishful thinking on my part or am I seeing the beginning of defiant patriotism when it comes to the relationship of the military and congressional Republicans with President Trump? That is the underlying story of last week and I’d like to explore it with you today. Continue reading Defiant Patriotism?

A Tuesday In DC

Tuesday afternoon I happened to watch the Senate’s vote to proceed to debate on the Republican Tax Cut for Our Financiers Bill (a/k/a Obamacare repeal and replace, just repeal or do something with Obamacare as long as we include a big tax cut for the people who don’t need it). One thing was established, some drama appeared to exist and the water got even murkier. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tuesday In DC

A Plumber For The President

Similarities between the Trump and Nixon administrations abound. A key element in the downfall of Nixon was The Plumbers incident. Trump’s administration is plagued by the steady drip, drip, drip of information whose genesis is mainly leaks. I can’t resist the play on words. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Plumber For The President

Jared Iscariot?

The temperature is flirting with 100 in metro Raleigh on this Sunday afternoon. I’m inside with the air conditioning functioning perfectly so I can’t claim heat stroke as I deviate a bit from my normal writing style. Last week I wrote a “fairy tale” today I’m going to take on a somewhat biblical story. That is especially difficult for a long-time agnostic who was raised Roman Catholic, (Catholics don’t really read the Bible; the priests tell them what to believe – one of the many reasons for my exit from the Church). Enough for the background, let’s explore. Continue reading Jared Iscariot?