By the time you read this the government shutdown should be over. That is a good thing. I am skeptical as to what it accomplished. Let’s explore. Continue reading Color Me Skeptical
My coaching experience often influences my strategic political thinking. Going into what promises to be a close game there is a premium on not making mistakes and in the process beating yourself. As things currently stand going into the 2018 Senatorial elections the Democrats need a net pickup of two seats to take back the chamber. Unlike many other Democrats I’m skeptical. That being said I have not given up and see the need to “play a near perfect game”. It is with that thought in mind that I make today’s plea. Continue reading A Retirement Plea
In the wee hours of Saturday morning the Senate passed its version of the Trump Tower Tax Cut. Why and what does it mean? Those are the questions I’d like to explore today. Please come along. Continue reading ROI And A Hidden Agenda
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?