Category: Congress

Will an election fix America?

Will an election fix America?
America, we need to wake up. We’re taking our political passions too far. For the first time in my life, I am afraid of my Nation. Nine days ago, eleven people were murdered at a Pittsburgh synagogue while praying, and I see no resolve from the Government, or either political party to fight the hate... Read more »

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump

Six things you can do to make America Great Again that does not include Donald Trump
“Bob, are you alive?” a reader emailed me yesterday. I’ve been absent for the past fourteen tumultuous days. That is on purpose. We all need a break from the constant stream of crazy fed to us by the mosh pit of Washington on a daily basis. If we do not take breaks, then we become... Read more »

What’s Congress’ reaction to 10,000 children in detention centers? “Let’s go home for the 4th of July”

What’s Congress’ reaction to 10,000 children in detention centers?  “Let’s go home for the 4th of July”
For a moment, imagine that you take your family out of the country, and when you cross the border the government takes you from your children. You see your children crying as they are carried off by strangers who speak a foreign language. You can do nothing. Maybe you are in handcuffs and being restrained... Read more »
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About that Democratic blue tidal wave on the horizon

About that Democratic blue tidal wave on the horizon
There is a general belief that the 2018 midterm elections are going to be a bloodbath for the Republicans. Robust indicators are pointing toward a sentiment of reining in a mentally unstable President since the GOP controlled House and Senate have shown no backbone in their dealings with the White House. In a Republican gerrymandered... Read more »

Some things we must do to ensure there is a blue wave on election day

Some things we must do to ensure there is a blue wave on election day
“Donald Trump is a liar, shows no signs of having any kind of morality whatsoever, probably is insane, and I will most likely vote for him again in 2020, and will probably vote for a Republican for Congress too,” my friend Frank told me over the weekend. Frank is not just any voter. He is... Read more »

Is the Democratic blue wave coming?

Is the Democratic blue wave coming?
The eyes of Democratic activists glaze over when they think about the well-deserved drubbing the GOP will suffer the night of November 6, 2018. Likewise, my former Republican colleagues are fast at work getting their resumes together. I received a call this morning from a long-time House staffer who has worked for three GOP Congressmen,... Read more »
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Is social media doing more harm to America than good?

Is social media doing more harm to America than good?
Today, the Wall Street Journal reports that Mark Zuckerberg, the founder, and CEO of Facebook will face lawmakers next month on the way his Silicon Valley firm protects user data. I used to represent CEOs on the Hill. A Congressional inquiry is not like cocktails at the golf club with one’s peers. An investigator I... Read more »

Is governing for the common good poised to make a comeback?

Is governing for the common good poised to make a comeback?
It is an old idea that has been slipping away over the past few decades, governing for the common good. It is a concept which puts the welfare of the nation ahead of political parties. An idea which places reality ahead of political expediency. It is a method of overseeing a society that looks at... Read more »

The Government nears a two year deal on spending, wait, I mean six weeks

The Government nears a two year deal on spending, wait, I mean six weeks
The snollygosters in Congress are preparing another last-minute spending bill, that kicks the can down the road for six weeks. What’s a snollygoster? It is one of those beautiful middle-English words that has fallen out of frequent use. The word describes a person who has intelligence but no principles. I suggest we bring the word... Read more »
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Why are Democrats trying to make a deal with Donald Trump?

Why are Democrats trying to make a deal with Donald Trump?
Does crazy rub off? Negotiations on yet another catch-all bill to fund the Government are in full swing in Washington. For this measure, the GOP needs Democratic votes. A simple majority is not enough. At stake is whether the government will have to shut down. Brinkmanship has replaced cogent debate in our national affairs. The... Read more »