Tag Archives: Paul Ryan

Wow! A Lot Happened

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

Cut, Cut, Cut!

It is early Thursday morning as I write this article. What I am calling the Trump Tower Tax Cut was scheduled to be unveiled in the House of Representatives yesterday.  Two things happened on Wednesday neither of which was the unveiling.  They will form the basis of today’s article.  Let’s explore. Continue reading Cut, Cut, Cut!

Things That Go Bump In DC

In a week that contained a lot of big political news the biggest story of last week was the reaction to the Las Vegas shootings. Most of us (including Speaker Paul Ryan) learned of a new gun gizmo called the bump stock. Effectively this inexpensive and easily obtainable attachment allows many semi-automatic rifles to fire like an automatic (think: machine gun). Let’s explore. Continue reading Things That Go Bump In DC

The DACA Dance

Despite reports to the contrary the fate of the dreamers is as unsettled as ever. Let’s explore. Continue reading The DACA Dance

Will The GOP Save Itself?

When the Tea Party movement emerged in early 2009 I incorrectly dismissed it. In the long run I will be proven correct in that it will be an asterisk in American history. (I still think it is a shame that the moniker Know Nothings was already taken in American politics. They too ended up being an asterisk.) Admittedly it has lasted longer and had a larger impact than I had anticipated. Today it threatens the long-term viability of the Republican Party. Let’s explore.   Continue reading Will The GOP Save Itself?