Several thoughts came to me the other day as I pondered the calendar and discovered it was mid-February. Of course I thought of Valentine’s Day and was glad I had already purchased a gift for my wife. (She guessed what it was before she ever saw it. The good news is that she liked it.) Being a baseball fan I thought about pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training. The thing that intrigued me was that to my recollection not one Senator up for reelection in 2018 had yet announced their retirement. That is strange indeed and I’d like to explore it with you today. Continue reading Silence During The Storm?
“I know it when I see it.” That phrase was most famously utilized in 1964 by Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart in reference to pornography. I assume Justice Potter had no formal training in cinematography and I certainly have none in phycology but I saw insanity on Thursday in the person of Donald Trump during his 77 minute press conference. As much as I disagree with the policies and actions of Vice President Mike Pence the time has come for Congress to protect America by removing Trump via the provisions of the 25th Amendment. Continue reading Worse Than Watergate
Tuesday morning we awoke to what the Trump administration hoped would be the end of the Michael Flynn controversy with the news of General Flynn’s resignation as National Security Advisor. From someone who lived through the Nixon and Reagan administrations I say: not so fast! Let’s explore. Continue reading Flynn Flam
I have spent considerable time revealing many of President Trump’s early actions for the empty words they are. That is not to say that he can’t have a dramatic effect on how America’s federal government functions. Today I’d like to explore that a bit with you. Continue reading Budgets And Culture
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?