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What Can I Do About It?

I had an entirely different plan for today’s article then I read Dana Milbank’s opinion piece in Wednesday morning’s Washington Post entitled, Koch Industries’ valentine to Vladimir Putin. The title of today’s post is a question; its last paragraph is the answer. Continue reading What Can I Do About It?

Ahead From Behind

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

If Reich Is Correct

The first clause of Section 2 of Article II of the United States Constitution concludes with the following words: “… he [the president] shall have powers to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment.” Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich wrote a piece entitled If Impeached by the House, Trump is Literally Unpardonable for Newsweek on December 2nd. Juxtapose those and you have the basis of a very interesting article. Let’s explore.     Continue reading If Reich Is Correct

The Endorsement Of Jamie Harrison

Can a black, male Democrat win a United States Senate seat in South Carolina in the early 21st century? We are about to find out soon. Let’s explore. Continue reading The Endorsement Of Jamie Harrison

2020 Democrats – The Senators

All of my regular readers know my unexplainable passion for the Senate so it will come to you as no surprise that I think today’s pool is the most likely in this series to contain the next Democratic nominee and the next president of the United States. Let’s take a look at Cory Booker, Sherrod Brown, Kirsten Gillibrand, Kamala Harris, Tim Kaine, Amy Klobuchar, Jeff Merkley, Chris Murphy and Mark Warner. Continue reading 2020 Democrats – The Senators