Tag Archives: campaign finance laws

No Fishing

When you juxtapose the facts that I care about America and that Donald Trump is currently President it is easy to understand why I am often upset these days. Lately one thing in particular is annoying me because it is so clear cut yet so many are dancing around its fringes with superfluous arguments. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Fishing

A Tale Of Two Dons

My Sunday article tradition is to write about the big political story of the preceding week. Last week I feel there was two of equal importance. One got a lot of press; the other flew largely under the radar. They had to do primarily with the actions of a Donald, Jr. and of Don McConnell along with the reaction of Don Trump. Let’s explore.   Continue reading A Tale Of Two Dons

The Tale In The Tape

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

Is It Ignorance Or Arrogance?

Money in politics and elections is a common theme in this column. It is almost never in a complimentary way. Citizens United just made a bad situation worse. One of my many issues with it is that it made it too easy for foreign money to get involved in our elections. Some Americans may feel that there should be no limit on donations and that money is speech; however I have yet to meet the American who wants foreign money involved. Continue reading Is It Ignorance Or Arrogance?