I have mocked the MAGA (make America great again) theme of the 2016 Trump campaign as unpatriotic and a flat out lie. America is a great nation. In my opinion it is the greatest nation in the history of the planet. Not perfect; but sum and total by far the best. I feel fortunate to have been born an American and to have lived my life here. A scary thought struck me the other day: what if Trump was telling the truth all this time and his idea of greatness was radically disconnected from reality? Let’s explore. Continue reading Maybe Trump Was Telling The Truth
If you look at the mythical political scoreboard in Washington the Republicans are in the lead and therefore appear to be winning. They control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives (by a wide margin). (For the sake of this “exercise” I won’t delve into the Supreme Court.) Not so fast. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Deceptive Scoreboard?
President-elect Donald Trump shocked America this weekend when in an interview he seemed to come out in favor of a Bernie Sanders like plan for national health care. Meanwhile the Congressional Republicans are already making the preliminary legislative moves to repeal Obamacare without any viable replacement in sight. What are we in for? Let’s explore. Continue reading Repeal And Rhetoric?
This time of year I tend to write even further ahead than I normally do. In fact the plans are that every article you read shortly will have been written several days or weeks before to accommodate my taking the end of the December and first few days of January off. This news broke Friday afternoon and went straight to the head of the line for the next available slot. The incompetent incoming Trump administration has for some time resembled an organized criminal conspiracy; now it looks to be establishing a hit list. Let’s explore while we still are able to. Continue reading Hit List?
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