Tag Archives: Chuck Schumer

Why Does Anybody Want That Job?

It’s late Sunday morning as I commence penning this. I have been thinking about Joe Biden. I have to wonder why any honest man or woman wants the job of being President of the United States. While most men his age are enjoying their weekend in retirement he has more problems on “his desk” than he can possibly solve.

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Where Do We Go From Here?

Over the weekend West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin made his clearest statement yet that he will not go along with eliminating or amending the filibuster. Furthermore, and in my mind more disturbing, he indicated that he was not in favor of strictly partisan legislation. Juxtapose those stances with Mitch McConnell openly playing obstructer in chief and you have what cricket fans would call a sticky wicket; in American political parlance – a mess.
All the above leaves us with a few questions to ponder. Let’s take a look at a few. Continue reading Where Do We Go From Here?

A Progressive Replacement Plan

The right wing likes to throw around a couple of terms lately to make themselves feel smart. To use President Biden’s word, in reality they are malarkey. One of them is The Replacement Theory.

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Not Yet (But Almost Undoubtedly Later)

To paraphrase George Orwell the three branches of the federal government are equal but in reality the Supreme Court is more equal. The legislative branch can pass a bill, the President can sign it into law and the Supreme Court can then invalidate it – pretty much end of story. Continue reading Not Yet (But Almost Undoubtedly Later)

Two Possible Political Scenarios

Instead of picking the biggest political story of the week just passed today I want to briefly explore two possible political scenarios; one whispered about and the other ignored.

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