Scandal, it just seems to be synonymous with the Trump administration. There are 24 members of President Trump’s Cabinet. Nine, or just over one-third, have been implicated in scandals. One, Tom Price, was already forced to resign due to a scandal. If you add in those with suspect backgrounds or who are manifestly unqualified you get to 16 or two-thirds. Let’s explore. Continue reading What’s In The Cabinet?
From the early days of the 2016 race knowledgeable political observers of all stripes were saying that Donald Trump was unqualified to hold the office of the presidency. In fact many, including leading Republicans, viewed his candidacy as a joke and/or publicity stunt. (I still think it may have begun as a publicity stunt and then morphed into something real almost by accident. Many in the Trump campaign never expected to win as late as the afternoon of Election Day.) Time has proven him to be unquestionably unqualified, unwilling to learn and increasingly unstable. The Constitution has a provision for handling such a situation. It is the 25th Amendment. The question is do we have enough patriots in the Cabinet to invoke it. Let’s explore. Continue reading 14 For 24?
Early Thursday evening I was sitting in a fast food restaurant trying to eat with my oldest grandson. I had just thrown my sandwich in the garbage receptacle, which gives you an idea of what I thought of it. I sipped my soda as he finished his meal when my iPhone vibrated with a news alert from the Washington Post informing me that Donald Trump had just announced he would nominate Linda McMahon to head the Small Business Administration. All of a sudden the sandwich was pretty good in comparison. Here is the really bad news: it wasn’t Trump’s only bad move of the day let alone of the transition. I invite you to come along and explore with me but caution you not to do it in near proximity to mealtime! Continue reading You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!
Last week was a huge political news week. Killings by and of police, the President in Warsaw, Poland for an important (and in America largely overshadowed NATO conference), another week of the 2016 Presidential campaign and many Republican dominated state legislatures doing their destruction acts. With all that to consider I’m still picking the Hillary Clinton e-mail situation as the biggest story of last week but in a way many readers wouldn’t expect. Continue reading Stop Wasting Our Money