It’s the afternoon of New Year’s Eve 2017. The guests have all departed. My wife and I long ago passed the point in life where we are going to stay up late to watch a ball drop and I’m back to my version of live blogging. Today I’d like to take a premature look at the upcoming November Congressional elections. Buckle up and let’s explore. Continue reading An Early And Incomplete Look At The 2018 Congressional Elections
Earlier this year the Democratic National Committee (DNC) elected a new Chair in a hotly contested election pitting two factions of the Party against each other. The victor (by a small margin) was former Labor Secretary Tom Perez who represented the more establishment wing of the Party. His rival, who he wisely included in the new power structure, was Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison who represented the more progressive wing that thought policy first, feasibility and implementation second. It was to a great degree the Obama-Clintons people versus the Sanders people. Out of that bad start we appear to have gotten a good result. Let’s explore. Continue reading Keep It Going Tom
By the time you read this article we will both know who won the Alabama special Senate election; I am writing it on Special Election Day morning. However, today’s posting is not really about that race; it is mainly about Vice President Mike Pence. Let’s explore. Continue reading Rabinowitz, Rabinowitz & Rabinowitz
As I commence writing this article the networks are characterizing the Alabama special Senate election as “Too Close To Call”. I prefer the term inconclusive. That only applies to who got elected, Democrat Doug Jones or Republican Roy Moore. As to winners, regardless of the ultimate outcome, (which I may or may not know by posting), there are many and most of them will be temporary. Let’s explore. Continue reading Winners Anyone? (Maybe Almost Everyone)
Caution: Due to the subject matter this article may stretch the PG rating just a bit.
In 2017 the American political conversation has been dominated by Russiagate in one form or another. My favorite description of it comes from Senator John McCain who likens it to a centipede. That creature has 100 feet, with some poetic license that is about how many shoes McCain expects to fall before it is all over. I think we may have another political centipede on our hands. Let’s explore. Continue reading Another Centipede?