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Trump Is Going To Destroy The GOP (Just Not The Way We Thought)

Across the political spectrum many Americans felt that the nomination of Donald Trump would destroy the Republican Party. Most of us theorized that Trump would go down in flames at the polls in November and drag a lot of Republican candidates for other offices along with him. To say we were wrong turned out to be an understatement! Trump ended up doing just well enough to squeak out an Electoral College win, the Republicans defied conventional wisdom and retained the Senate along with a sizeable majority in the House. They also found themselves in the strongest position in State capitals since the eve of the Great Depression. In well less than 100 days of total Washington dominance the GOP has been exposed as a building on a shaky foundation and Earthquake Trump started the ground beneath it in motion. Continue reading Trump Is Going To Destroy The GOP (Just Not The Way We Thought)

Trump’s “Values” Revealed And Vlad Wins

The Trump administration is the gift that keeps on giving to people who write about politics. Even if I still published seven days a week I couldn’t cover everything. One of last week’s many gifts was the Trump administration’s budget proposal. It was titled America First and sub-titled A Budget Blueprint To Make America Great Again. There is just too much material here! Let’s explore a bit of it. Continue reading Trump’s “Values” Revealed And Vlad Wins

If Trump Truly Cared

I caught a few minutes of Chris Hayes’ show on Monday night with Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders in McDowell County, West Virginia. The conversation turned to the problem of opiate addiction. It made me think: what if the Trump administration took the challenge of helping those addicted to opiates as seriously as it took dismantling environmental regulations? Specifically what if it issued a mandate that for every person incarcerated for possession we put two in treatment? Let’s explore. Continue reading If Trump Truly Cared

The VOICE Speech

Without always succeeding, my general goal is to make the subject of Sunday’s posting the big political story of the prior week. This week there was so much to choose from. Somehow I selected President Trump’s Tuesday night address to a joint session of Congress. Effectively it was a State of The Union address without officially being so. The tradition of a new President addressing a joint session about a month after taking office was started by Ronald Reagan. Let’s explore. Continue reading The VOICE Speech

Not A Lot Of Math Required

Unless you are a political junkie (and often even if you are) it is difficult to tell if you are being lied to by politicians. The biggest (hey, he has to be the biggest at something) liar on today’s American politician scene is Donald Trump. Remember his is the administration of alternate facts. He keeps coming at us fast and furious with so many outrageous and/or untrue statements that it is utterly impossible for someone like me to call them all out. That is part of his method of operation; no scandal sticks too long because it is soon replaced by another. One claim has been making the rounds lately that by gut reaction I felt was untrue. The slightest research and math proved to my head that my gut was correct. Let’s explore.    Continue reading Not A Lot Of Math Required