If Trump Truly Cared

I caught a few minutes of Chris Hayes’ show on Monday night with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in McDowell County, West Virginia. The conversation turned to the problem of opiate addiction. It made me think: what if the Trump administration took the challenge of helping those addicted to opiates as seriously as it took dismantling environmental regulations? Specifically what if it issued a mandate that for every person incarcerated for possession we put two in treatment? Let’s explore. Continue reading If Trump Truly Cared

A Path Forward – Part Three

While doing some reading Monday morning a thought struck me. Was 2016 really an issues free campaign or did malarkey triumph over substance? (I wonder how many venial sins Joe Biden has saved me from committing.) Let’s explore. Continue reading A Path Forward – Part Three

It Would Be A Nightmare!

Perhaps I’m being overly optimistic, but I don’t see Trumpcare in its current form passing in both chambers of Congress even with the benefit of using reconciliation to get it through the Senate. I am very doubtful that it can pass the House. I don’t see any Democratic support and the Republicans are far from united in support of it. With earmarks gone, Speaker Paul Ryan no longer can control his caucus like in days gone by. That was one of the things that led to John Boehner effectively saying take this job and shove it. On the premise that I’m counting the votes incorrectly, let’s explore what Trumpcare might yield. Continue reading It Would Be A Nightmare!

My President Appears To Deal In Dirty Money

On extremely rare occasion (perhaps once a year) I base an entire posting on one article. Today is one of those rare occasions. The article is the work of Adam Davidson in the March 13th edition of The New Yorker magazine entitled: Donald Trump’s Worst Deal. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Appears To Deal In Dirty Money

Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction

The Republicans wheeled out their long awaited repeal and replace health care plan last week. As expected it certainly didn’t live up to their rhetoric. Is there another aspect at play? Let’s explore. Continue reading Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction