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Donald’s Swamp (2017 Holiday Version)

I’m just getting back in my version of live blogging mode having concentrated on family for the last part of December. I will admit that I didn’t follow the political news as intently as I normally do but that doesn’t mean I was totally ignorant of it. A lot happened, none of it good and I’d like to review some of it with you today. Let’s explore. Continue reading Donald’s Swamp (2017 Holiday Version)

An Aspect In Need Of Exposure

Amid all the open hearings with public comment that I missed, (I must have been preoccupied with spending my money on booze, women and movies), Congress is poised to reconcile the House and Senate versions of the Trump Tower Tax Cut. There are a plethora of outrageous and injurious aspects that may well make it to the final version, among them is eliminating the mandate to carry health insurance. I predict that without a massive public outcry it will make it into the final version of the legislation. Let’s explore. Continue reading An Aspect In Need Of Exposure

The Biggest Lie?

When you have a President who is on track to tell over 2,000 lies in his first year in office it is difficult to determine which is the biggest. Hence, the question mark at the end of this article’s title. However I can tell you which one gnaws at me the most and on Monday of this week it was the first one Paul Krugman demonstrably disproved in his New York Times op-ed entitled: Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies, Lies. Yes that is ten lies, the number Dr. Krugman disproved in the article. My readers can breathe a sigh of relief because I just want to deal with one today. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Biggest Lie?

Harvey’s (Mostly Unspoken) Legacy

As much as Hurricane Harvey captivated both the attention of the nation and the “media oxygen” last week I expect it to largely fade from “watercooler conversation” and decline in news coverage by the time you read this article. The debt ceiling, avoiding a government shutdown, the repercussions of Trump’s DACA decision and possibly Hurricane Irma will all overshadow Harvey recovery aid. The negative impact on hundreds of thousands of lives is very real and will make for some news clips; however the greatest danger will remain largely uninvestigated by our government and uncovered by our news media. Let’s explore. Continue reading Harvey’s (Mostly Unspoken) Legacy

A Deceptive Scoreboard?

If you look at the mythical political scoreboard in Washington the Republicans are in the lead and therefore appear to be winning. They control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives (by a wide margin). (For the sake of this “exercise” I won’t delve into the Supreme Court.) Not so fast. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Deceptive Scoreboard?