Massachusetts Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren is one of my favorite senators. She often expresses my true desires better than almost anyone in elected office. Feasibility, at least at the moment, is often another matter. Today is one of those cases.
In sports to a large degree a coach is only as good as their players. Politics is similar. Joe Biden is the new “coach” and he has assembled some great talent around him. His Treasury Secretary is Janet Yellen. While the former guy had a Wall Street C-lister with a trophy wife at Treasury; Biden has one of the world’s best economists. Saturday the difference showed and it was the beginning of a win for America. Continue reading Yellin’ For Yellen
Monday Chuck Schumer got a Dyngus Day gift. (OK, it had nothing to do with Dyngus Day but where else do you hear about that holiday?) The Senate Parliamentarian ruled that reconciliation could be used three more times during this Congress instead of the once more that was generally assumed. I’m not going to get into the weeds of her reasoning; instead, I’m going to try and guess how the Democrats might use it.
These days if you say Joe in political circles the initial assumption is that you are speaking of President Joe Biden. Recently many would contend that there is a more powerful Joe in DC; Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Many progressives are mistakenly directing their anger toward him. I’d like to take a look at the two Joes today concentrating on Joe Manchin.
In one of his books the late Lee Iacocca stated that the American voters should demand that presidential candidates disclose who would be in their Cabinet if elected. Iacocca may have had some talent at selling Mustangs – more likely he was in the right place at the right time – but he was totally naïve (I’m being kind in my choice of words) when it came to being a major party presidential candidate. Major party candidates cannot disclose who would serve in their Cabinet and on their senior staff for a multitude of reasons; but op-ed writers can put out wish lists based on real world considerations. Let’s explore. Continue reading Some Of What Could Be