I was traveling for about 10 days recently. I wrote further ahead than usual for the articles published during that time period. Just because I travel doesn’t mean American and global politics take a holiday. Today I would like to catch up a bit by making some brief comments on several recent events. Let’s explore. Continue reading Wow! A Lot Happened
Election Day 2018 is a year and a few days away. By this time next year we will be well into early voting in the states that allow it and the picture will be much clearer. Many believe control of the Senate will be up for grabs with 25 seats currently held by Democrats or the independents that caucus with them along with only 8 held by Republicans. Early this year I said that despite what I expected to be a bad political climate for Republicans I expected them to keep their two seat margin in the upper chamber if not expand on it a bit. I’m not ready for any final prediction. As an opinion writer my clock runs slower than a sitting member of the Senate up in 2018. Dianne Feinstein is one of the savviest of the 33 and she did something a few weeks back that made me want to take another look. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Tall Order Shortened?
Hillary Clinton’s “basket of deplorables” line was one of her least well received of the 2016 election. I thought it was in large part accurate. I cannot think of a more appropriate word to use when describing the actions of 107 Congressional Republicans last week. I feel so strongly about this that at the risk of having a somewhat boring and cumbersome to read article I am naming each one of them herein. As Justice Louis Brandeis famously stated, “Sunshine is said to be the best of disinfectants.” Let’s explore. Continue reading Deplorable Congressional Action
No person has every talent necessary to run something as large and complex as the American federal government. Knowing your weaknesses and getting people on your staff that can plug those holes is a large part of being a competent manager. The technological advances that have come with the passage of time only exacerbated that challenge. President Trump and I are close in age and have a very similar education from world class management schools. When we were in school the laptop computer didn’t exist. As President he has the entire federal bureaucracy at his disposal. A competent manger would use that to his advantage. Donald Trump is incompetent. Let’s explore. Continue reading My President Is Pitifully Incompetent
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?