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Bought Bipartisan

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

A Two Front Nuclear War…And Then It Gets Really Bad

I’m taking a hell of a chance writing my Sunday article (traditionally the big story of the preceding week) on Thursday morning. Who knows what Trump will do with Friday afternoon and Saturday morning yet to come? Some observations and a bit of a crystal ball led me to today’s posting. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Two Front Nuclear War…And Then It Gets Really Bad

The Complicity, Simplicity And Hypocrisy Of Mike Pence

I am among the many who often speak of the 25th Amendment solution to the removal of Donald Trump from the presidency. While I think impeachment is currently a long shot I feel resignation ala Richard Nixon is the probable outcome. In either of those cases Mike Pence becomes President of the United States. That is not a situation I look forward to. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Complicity, Simplicity And Hypocrisy Of Mike Pence

The Corporate Tax Cut

After a huge tax cut for the wealthiest veiled as Trumpcare failed again in late September the Republicans, aided by President Trump, immediately shifted their focus to what they call tax reform. Both were smokescreens for a tax cut. Trumpcare had little to do with health care and despite rhetoric to the contrary, Trump’s tax reform proposal has little to do with benefiting the middle class and everything to do with providing a return on investment to Republican financiers. Today I’d like to focus on just one of many fallacies in the “package”. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Corporate Tax 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