Tag Archives: House of Representatives

A Tuesday In DC

Tuesday afternoon I happened to watch the Senate’s vote to proceed to debate on the Republican Tax Cut for Our Financiers Bill (a/k/a Obamacare repeal and replace, just repeal or do something with Obamacare as long as we include a big tax cut for the people who don’t need it). One thing was established, some drama appeared to exist and the water got even murkier. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tuesday In DC

A Party Without A Face

Who is the current face of the Democratic Party? I can’t answer that question with a single name and neither can anyone else it appears. That may not be such a bad thing after all. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Party Without A Face

A Tale Of Two Dons

My Sunday article tradition is to write about the big political story of the preceding week. Last week I feel there was two of equal importance. One got a lot of press; the other flew largely under the radar. They had to do primarily with the actions of a Donald, Jr. and of Don McConnell along with the reaction of Don Trump. Let’s explore.   Continue reading A Tale Of Two Dons

We Discovered What We Already Knew

I refrained from writing about the special elections. Now that they are over I’d like to make a few comments. Let me preface my remarks by saying that experience has taught me that special elections are generally much more hype than impact. Let’s explore. Continue reading We Discovered What We Already Knew

Living In A Faster America

I’m well into my sixth decade of life in America. Unlike some of my contemporaries I don’t long for the good old days because I realize they weren’t really all that good. I like things like better air to breath, better water to drink, the ability to live life free from the fear of many diseases and a plethora of modern conveniences (like the device you are reading this article on). Simply put America is a great country! In the old days when we saw something that surprised us we would usually sum up the experience with words along the lines of: If you live long enough you will see everything. I remember Nixon resigning from the presidency under impending House impeachment and Senate conviction and thought it was a once in a lifetime experience. Today things seem to be moving faster and perhaps the new “axiom” is: If you live long enough you will see everything twice. Let’s explore.       Continue reading Living In A Faster America