State’s Rights. It sounds good and in fact had a noble intent. Over now three centuries of American history it has been used to justify bad.
Impeachment is sucking up all the oxygen in the political news world but there is much else going on that I want to try to touch on. The operative word may be “try”. Let’s explore. Continue reading Otherwise Happening
Today’s is another one of those catch up articles that I seem to write several times a month. The most challenging aspect of writing this blog is deciding what items not to cover; there is simply too much material. The second most difficult may well be what to title so many articles with the same theme. With that in mind let’s explore the past fortnight or so. Continue reading In Case You Haven’t Heard
Congress comes into a lot of criticism for being unproductive. Speaker Paul Ryan likes to defend the productivity of the House by citing the number of bills it passes that die in the Senate. While I am far from a defender of Mitch McConnell’s Senate, if I put my old management hat on I would say we are dealing with a quality control problem in addition to a productivity problem. Let’s explore. Continue reading House Garbage
It is Wednesday morning as I write this article. The government runs out of money on Friday and as of this moment there is no plan to stop the government shutdown. In the past, despite having a large majority, House Republicans have needed Democratic votes to pass a continuing resolution. Last week Donald Trump (the self-proclaimed great deal maker) insulted the Democratic leadership to the point that they understandably declined an invitation to attend a White House meeting where the impending shutdown was to be a major topic of discussion. That is bad enough, but it gets worse. Let’s explore. Continue reading Idiots And Amatuers