Primary Day is approaching but there will be fewer contests than originally thought. There are some other things to think about. Here are some facts, observations and heard-on-the-streets: Continue reading
Far be it for Donald Trump to pass up an opportunity to make another mess for the political party that he now dominates. So he decides to promise the greatest of all health care plans.
He even named the three senators who he said will lead the charge in repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. Problem is, they all seem to be busy with other more important things – like watching grass grow. Continue reading
As candidates and parties file their 2019 nominating petitions, here are some facts, observations and heard-on-the-streets for the first week of April 2019: Continue reading
“A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest…” Simon and Garfunkel
So it’s finally out. The Mueller Report, that is. Followed just 48 hours later by the long awaited Barr Report.
Working overtime during the past weekend, Attorney General William Barr and his gang of Republican-appointed attorneys digested twenty-two months of work by the Office of Special Counsel and wrapped it all up in a concise four-page political summary. Continue reading
You don’t need to think too far back to remember a time when the Republican Party touted the idea that they were the party of fiscal responsibility. They also said they were constitutionalists or originalists.
This is not to say that the Republicans were always pure about such subjects. They took great joy in quickly turning the Clinton budget surpluses into deficits with the Bush tax cuts of 2001. Continue reading
The 2018 blue wave that brought a strong Democratic majority to the House of Representatives in 2018 unleashed all sorts of interesting things. It also jump-started the 2020 election.
The new House in the 116th Congress brought many eager and ambitious young members, a great development. New ideas and new vigor are important. One Democrat, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Democrat from Queens, New York City, has dominated press attention concerning the freshman class. For the party’s sake it would help if more of the new members of the caucus received some of the focus. Continue reading
Today’s post is a limerick authored by Politics and Other Stuff Editor Paul Fisk.
By Paul Fisk
Donald Trump is now causing us stress
Doing things we’ve never had to address
Alt-right thought it groovy
To produce “Trump: The Movie”
Now how do we get out of this mess? Continue reading