There are basically three types of people who go to work in the administration in Washington. The motivation for the best two types is sorely lacking in the Trump administration and America is suffering because of it. Let’s explore. Continue reading No Quality Applicants
From the early days of the 2016 race knowledgeable political observers of all stripes were saying that Donald Trump was unqualified to hold the office of the presidency. In fact many, including leading Republicans, viewed his candidacy as a joke and/or publicity stunt. (I still think it may have begun as a publicity stunt and then morphed into something real almost by accident. Many in the Trump campaign never expected to win as late as the afternoon of Election Day.) Time has proven him to be unquestionably unqualified, unwilling to learn and increasingly unstable. The Constitution has a provision for handling such a situation. It is the 25th Amendment. The question is do we have enough patriots in the Cabinet to invoke it. Let’s explore. Continue reading 14 For 24?
It is now at the point that only a fool would believe that Russia did not hack American computer systems, steal information and facilitate its release with the intent of influencing the American election. Notably, the President-elect doesn’t believe it. When quizzed about it he told Time, “I don’t believe they interfered.” I go back to the phrase in the opening sentence, “Only a fool”. Let’s explore. Continue reading From Russia With Malice Aforethought
Some endorsement decisions are actually rather difficult. While I may think the candidate I am considering is better than their opponent, that doesn’t mean they rise to the level of being worthy of endorsement in my mind. I find I almost never agree with a candidate 100% of the time. Often I have to see if I’m willing to trade off a little lack of a progressive stance for the practicality at hand. It is without dilemma that I endorse Representative Chris Van Hollen for the open United States Senate seat being vacated by long-time Democratic Maryland Senator Barbara Mikulski. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Chris Van Hollen