The other day a clip of an interview the local Time Warner Cable station did with two House candidates came across my desk. You had to look carefully, but it revealed what appears to be a federal campaign finance law violation on the part of a sitting member of Congress. It is probably not a major violation, but the idea that it happened at all and furthermore that it was left in the open for a television camera to catch makes me ask a lot of questions and none of the possible answers are pretty or inspire confidence in this member of our Congress. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Tale In The Tape
While the news media seized on an outlier poll the signals from the political pros are clear. Read on and I’ll make all this as clear and scary as the signals. Continue reading Clear Intent
This may be my first mention of Evan McMullin this election season. He is running for President and will only be a factor in Utah. I don’t if he is on the ballot in any other states. I know he is not in North Carolina where I already voted for Hillary Clinton. McMullin will not be elected president next week, but he appears to have a legitimate shot at winning Utah and therein lies today’s story. Continue reading The Trump Supporters’ Comfort Zone
The election is a week from today for someone like me who writes about politics on a daily basis that is both a welcome relieve and a challenge. For more than a year this election has supplied more material than I could possibly cover. Sadly much of it was scandal and innuendo with very little substantive policy. Hopefully this election will result in several books being written that I am looking forward to reading. I’ll outline a few of them today. Continue reading Future Reading?
The political discussion of the weekend centered on FBI Director James Comey’s letter to eight Republican Congressional Committee Chairmen. Trump supporters are generally giving him an “A” for his performance while Clinton supporters are giving him an “F”. I’m going to try and be objective in my grading. Let’s explore what we know and/or have reason to believe at this point. Continue reading Jimmy Incomplete