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An Early And Incomplete Look At The 2018 Congressional Elections

It’s the afternoon of New Year’s Eve 2017. The guests have all departed. My wife and I long ago passed the point in life where we are going to stay up late to watch a ball drop and I’m back to my version of live blogging. Today I’d like to take a premature look at the upcoming November Congressional elections. Buckle up and let’s explore. Continue reading An Early And Incomplete Look At The 2018 Congressional Elections

Hang On! It’s 2018

If you are reading this it means we made it into the New Year. My advice is that you fasten your seatbelts because I expect it to be a rocky ride! In reverse order here are my predictions for the five biggest stories of 2018. I sincerely hope I am incorrect on number one! Continue reading Hang On! It’s 2018

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

Niger Questions

Niger. Up until recently I’m willing to bet that I was among the very few Americans that actually knew how to pronounce the name of this African country. I think I could have found it on a map; I know I would have at least been very close. Over the last week or so it has been one of the hottest topics in American politics and serious political thinkers still have many more questions than answers. Let’s explore. Continue reading Niger Questions

Trump’s Malarkey Machine

Years ago comedian Bill Maher still offered the best description of Donald Trump to date when Maher said, “He’s a bullshit artist.” On the level Trump is now playing you can’t do it all by yourself. You need enablers and reinforcements if you want to be a world class liar. He has Kellyanne Conway and Sarah Huckabee-Sanders on his payroll. Who can forget the soon to depart (and already removed from visibility) Sean Spicer. To top them all there was the cameo but memorable appearance by Anthony “The Mooch” Scaramucci. Outside the White House there is the entire right wing mythology machine including the king of them all Fox News. Let’s explore. Continue reading Trump’s Malarkey Machine