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Bought Bipartisan

I face two problems with today’s article: controlling my rage and keeping it brief enough. On Sunday October 15th The Washington Post published Scott Higham and Lenny Bernstein’s article The Opioid Epidemic: How Congress and the drug companies worked to neutralize the DEA. Later that evening the two lead segments of CBS’s 60 Minutes were dedicated to the same topic. The two news organizations had collaborated on the pieces. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Bought Bipartisan

How Bad Might It Be?

Last week was a week of distraction from the perspective of the Trump administration. Since we have a President who is more concerned with television ratings and content than actually running a nation last week was a successful one. With all the distractions in the news there was precious little coverage of Russiagate. In reality (not the world Trump lives in) it didn’t make any difference because Robert Mueller and team kept right on quietly working like professionals do (the behavior of professionals is another concept foreign to Trump). Continue reading How Bad Might It Be?

Deadly Ego?

Most reasonable Americans felt that the Obamacare repeal effort/tax rate cut for the wealthy was dead, (a/k/a Trumpcare), for at least this Congress after Friday morning. Think again. Let’s explore. Continue reading Deadly Ego?

I’m Mostly Perplexed

Almost without exception Republican federal office holders have remained loyal to Donald Trump. My question is: Why? Let’s explore. Continue reading I’m Mostly Perplexed