Today is one of those days that only political nerds like me circle on their calendars – the State of the Union address. In fact we have our own acronym for it: SOTU. Traditionally, early in the speech, the president will utter the phrase “The State of the Union is strong” (or some very slight derivation thereof) and the chamber will erupt in applause. Suppose that statement was untrue? Let’s explore. Continue reading The State Of The Union Is Frightening
Late Wednesday morning a lot of people cautiously breathed a sigh of relief. Tuesday night, after taking a page out of Trump’s own book, Iran gave President Trump an off ramp exiting what appeared to be a highway to war and it looks like he took it. Let’s explore. Continue reading More Than Just Landscaping
For a variety of reasons the fourth quarter always seemed to be a heavily constrained time of the year for me. This has continued into my “retirement”. Part of the reason this year is the plethora of impeachment hearings which take up tons of hours to watch (and I watch most of them). That is far from the only political news. Today (Saturday morning) I will write ahead while catching up with the news that I’m behind commenting on. Let’s explore. Continue reading Ahead From Behind
Today’s is the last “live blog” I will post for a few days. It is also the day (or evening to be more accurate) of the sixth and possibly deciding game of the World Series. Therefore I thought it would be a good opportunity to clean up (bad pun intended). Let’s explore. Continue reading World Series Cleanup?
I think this is the first time I felt I had to use Tuesday’s article to review the previous week. That is a reflection of how bad it is getting in Washington. Today’s article deals with a single House vote. This is one of the rare occasions where a Congressional vote was so egregious that I felt it merited its own article. Let’s explore. Continue reading 5 Dirty Dozens And 4 Dishonorable Mentions