Timeline: Lunchtime on Friday. Again, measured by “ink” the biggest political story of the week just ended (by the time this is published) was the Trump legal soap opera. The timestamp is necessary because the situation is dynamic. At a distant point in time, I know I had a pair of green socks. If I were foolish enough to buy Donald Trump’s malarkey, I might have a place to look for them. Continue reading My Green Socks
It’s been about a month since I did one of my catch up articles. Needless to say, I will do an incomplete job but here we go.
This article was written well ahead of scheduled publishing in order to accommodate my travel plans.
Today is Election Day 2021. It is an off year election, (unless you are a candidate), and I’d like to look one year ahead to Election Day 2022 when the mid-term will determine control of the next Congress. Especially the House (with gerrymandering) and the Senate will be in play. No early predictions from me a year out. For the best forecasts on the House I suggest following the Cook Political Report.
The predominant thinking is that if the Republicans take the House it will be because of the influence of Donald Trump and that Kevin McCarthy will be the next Speaker. I’m among the minority (at this point) that says not so quick.
Like most progressives Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema is not my favorite senator. If I decided to rank the current members of the upper chamber, she might have a difficult time making my top 50 (there are only 50 Democrats). An incident where protestors followed her into an Arizona State University lavatory while filming their actions is the catalyst for this article, but it goes much deeper.
On Wednesday the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for the second time. The cause was his alleged January 6th incitement of a mob to attack the Capital Building. Those are the facts and they are clear; where it goes from here is very cloudy. Let’s explore. Continue reading Impeachment – The Next Chapter