Tag Archives: John Ratcliffe

A Whole Lot Happening

During the Trump era seemingly every day brings with it a week’s worth of political news. Today I’d like to attempt to catch up on some recent events many of which did not get the coverage they deserve. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Whole Lot Happening

This Too

Today’s article is another one of the catch up variety. There should be something(s) for everyone. Let’s explore. Continue reading This Too

Yes, It’s That Bad

By the time you read this we will most likely have 80,000 American deaths attributed to the coronavirus (that number is a severe undercount). The American justice system has problems and the current regime is exacerbating them. There has long been a disparity between the prosecution and punishment for white collar and other crimes. It is now to the point that Trump connected or condoned white collar crime goes unpunished. Unemployment is officially at Great Depression levels and increasing. If that weren’t bad enough we know the reporting system is such that the numbers do not include all the unemployed many of whom have not been able to access an overwhelmed system. Mitch McConnell, the Republican Senate Majority Leader, called his chamber back into session last week not to address any of those problems but to push often unqualified Trump nominees through. Yes, it’s that bad and come along with me as I make another, what will prove to be incomplete, attempt to catchup.     Continue reading Yes, It’s That Bad

Truman Wins

There were many events to choose as the biggest political story of last week but since I invested so much time watching the House Judiciary Committee’s meeting I am selecting it for today’s topic. The meaning of today’s title will become apparent below. Let’s explore. Continue reading Truman Wins

Before Coffee Break

It is still Wednesday morning as I begin to pen this article. A bit before 9am Ambassador Gordon Sondland’s appearance before the House Intelligence Committee he released the text of his opening statement and the American political world saw the first bomb of the Trump impeachment inquiry land. Let’s explore. Continue reading Before Coffee Break