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
Perhaps I’m being overly optimistic, but I don’t see Trumpcare in its current form passing in both chambers of Congress even with the benefit of using reconciliation to get it through the Senate. I am very doubtful that it can pass the House. I don’t see any Democratic support and the Republicans are far from united in support of it. With earmarks gone, Speaker Paul Ryan no longer can control his caucus like in days gone by. That was one of the things that led to John Boehner effectively saying take this job and shove it. On the premise that I’m counting the votes incorrectly, let’s explore what Trumpcare might yield. Continue reading It Would Be A Nightmare!
The Republicans wheeled out their long awaited repeal and replace health care plan last week. As expected it certainly didn’t live up to their rhetoric. Is there another aspect at play? Let’s explore. Continue reading Huge Dilemma Or Another Distraction
For anyone who doubts the power of the gun lobby in America I just want to point out a bill that as of this writing is awaiting President Trump’s signature to become law. I have no doubt Trump will sign it. This is also an example of the evil that is being perpetrated while most of the world is caught up in the distractions of the circus at the White House. If you are brave, venture forth with me. Continue reading Gun Insanity?
It is the afternoon of Tuesday February 7, 2017 as I write this. The Senate of the United States of America made both history and a tragic mistake earlier this afternoon. My guess is that one Republican Senator reneged on their word. Let’s explore. Continue reading Who Is The Coward? 50 Suspects