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?
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
“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
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
The dust has yet to completely settle on the 2016 election but it is already time for political junkies to start looking ahead to 2018. My biggest interest has always been the Senate and I’d like to give the 2018 Senate races a preview today. Continue reading An Early Look At The ’18 Senate Races