“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
At noon tomorrow Donald Trump will become the 45th President of the United States of America. More than just progressives are unhappy about that. Trump is about to take office with an approval rating of only 40%. In 2009 Barack Obama was inaugurated with an approval rating nearly double that (78%). Many Americans feel like a death row inmate hours from execution hoping against hope for a last minute reprieve. Despite being vehemently anti-Trump I’m not one of them. Let’s me explain why. Continue reading No Reprieve
It is almost inevitable that we compare administrations including the incoming Trump administration. Trump only has 44 predecessors. To be fair, most of us don’t really know a lot about previous administrations prior to FDR’s except for a few of the real biggies like Washington and Lincoln. That being said, I want to look at a way the Trump administration is shaping up to look a lot like the George W. Bush administration and it’s not complimentary to either or good for America. Let’s explore. Continue reading Veep Insulation Again?
As I wrote this article the count in the next Senate effectively stands at 52-48 in favor of the Republicans. Since Mike Pence will be Vice President and as such able to break 50-50 ties and assuming partisanship it will take 3 GOP Senators to “defect” to defeat a measure that does not qualify for a filibuster. That presents some interesting possible scenarios. Let’s explore. Continue reading It Only Takes Three (At This Point)