Thursday the House passed the $858 billion National Defense Authorization Act by a vote of 350-80. My advise is if your are going to read the 4,000+ page bill -which I doubt many of the 430 House members did – that you hold your nose while doing so because it stinks. I’m not talking about the money involved or the programs that it funds – I’ll leave that to other liberals whom I may or may not agree with – I’m talking of two (one totally unrelated) provisions that weaken America’s military readiness and democracy.
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Q: What happened while you were on your year-end hiatus from “live blogging”?
A: A lot. Let’s explore some of it now. Continue reading A Lot
As Trump Nears The Exit
While his sideshows may not show it and his sycophants remain loyal (at least in public view) Donald Trump is preparing for his inevitable exit from the White House. Today I’d like to cover a few things happening that are mainly off the “front page”. They center on his scorched earth tactics and including one aimed at an American institution you wouldn’t think that I care about. Let’s explore. Continue reading As Trump Nears The Exit
I get a plethora of political emails daily. Near the end of a fundraising period sometimes they actually reach triple digits in a single day. I delete almost all of them after a cursory glance. The one thing they have in common is a request for a donation. Sunday I received one from New Jersey Democratic Representative Andy Kim that I not only read multiple times but decided to make today’s topic. Let’s explore. Continue reading American Values?
What If Trump Wins?
Donald Trump has been an abysmal president, but he still could get reelected in 2020. Unless the Democrats are more successful than usual at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory they will retain the House. The big question is the Senate; and it goes from extremely important to crucial if Trump should happen to win. Let’s explore. Continue reading What If Trump Wins?