Tuesday morning was one of many where I did not know what I would write about when I woke up. As I was reading the morning papers online, knowing that my next task was to write, the news flash came across that Max Cleland had died and my agenda was set. I had several notes about incidents of bad conduct by elected Republicans and this just anchored the article in my mind. Continue reading People Behaving Badly
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
Today is one of those nerdy, what if days. Ponder this: the Republicans retain control of the House of Representatives. I know that is an unlikely hypothetical but with over 90 days to the election it is not out of the questions. I see a possible repercussion. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Wilder Washington?
If you look at the mythical political scoreboard in Washington the Republicans are in the lead and therefore appear to be winning. They control the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives (by a wide margin). (For the sake of this “exercise” I won’t delve into the Supreme Court.) Not so fast. Let’s explore. Continue reading A Deceptive Scoreboard?
It’s been nine days since Mike Pence dutifully introduced Donald Trump as the President-elect to a stunned America in the wee hours of a Wednesday morning. A bit of the dust is just starting to settle as we learn of and speculate about who will be in senior slots in the forthcoming Trump administration. In politics, as in sports, there are winners and losers. Some of the losers don’t become apparent for some time. This week it became apparent that the biggest loser of 2016 is not the failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; it is New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Continue reading The Biggest Loser of 2016 (To Date)