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.
Joe Biden takes office Wednesday afternoon. History is repeating itself with a Democratic President succeeding a Republican and a country in chaos (i.e. FDR and Barack Obama). There are some obvious priorities but today I want to suggest Biden quickly move on an “optional” one. Let’s explore. Continue reading The First Yes
I am an American, a progressive and a Democrat in that order. If you are a regular reader this is old news to you and you understand I am a Democrat because as an American that is the only viable political home available to me. Today I’d like to take a look at a few of the things happening in my Party. Let’s explore. Continue reading About Us
On Sunday March 24th President Trump’s sycophant Attorney General Bill Barr issued his infamous book report proclaiming Trump innocent of conspiracy (or collusion as the right calls it) and obstruction of justice. A significant portion of the American electorate was fooled into accepting the book report and feels no need to read the book. That put Trump on the biggest sugar high of his presidency. In less than 48 hours Trump confounded political strategists on both sides of the aisle by declaring war on Obamacare. Let’s explore. Continue reading Bring It!
There have been a number of bold ideas put forward by Democrats (most of them running for the presidency) thus far in 2019. I thought today would be a good opportunity to briefly weigh in on three of them. Let’s explore. Continue reading Weighing In