“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
I have spent considerable time revealing many of President Trump’s early actions for the empty words they are. That is not to say that he can’t have a dramatic effect on how America’s federal government functions. Today I’d like to explore that a bit with you. Continue reading Budgets And Culture
I’m not sure Donald Trump has any role models, but if he has one from his youth it may well be the late Philadelphia Flyers coach Fred Shero. Shero coached the Flyers in the seventies when they earned the nickname The Broad Street Bullies. With just a bit of poetic license Trump could have been called the Broadway Bully from his time in New York City and it now appears he is commencing on earning the title of The Bully of the Beltway. Let’s explore. Continue reading From Broad Street To Broadway To The Beltline
Maybe I’m just too stubborn for my own good, but even after 2016 I am still pretty much a by-the-book political guy. Donald Trump’s campaign was anything but by-the-book! Therefore I’m looking for what will be his political demise. I think I may have hit on it. Let’s explore. Continue reading Could This Be His Achilles Heel?
This space and many other have been full of predictions of the bad legislation and executive maneuvers we can see forthcoming from the incoming Trump administration and the accompanying Republican controlled Congress. My track record has been as poor as almost everyone else’s in predicting Donald Trump the last year or so but the doomsday predictions look pretty accurate at this point. One area nobody has predicted legislation in is immigration reform other than Muslim bans and databases. I’m going to go out on limb and saying comprehensive immigration reform may well happen but it is not going to look like anything liberals or Latinos will be happy with. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Surprise “Solution”