Category: Government

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 »

The U.S. midterm elections are in 154 days, will we elect the Trump Resistance to Congress?

The U.S. midterm elections are in 154 days, will we elect the Trump Resistance to Congress?
Social media is awash with hope about a blue wave washing over the midterm elections. It is not an unreasonable expectation given Donald Trump’s behavior in office and looking at his approval ratings. The Republican silence in the face of his demagoguery is not strengthening their reelection chances. Donald Trump’s disapproval rating has been dropping... Read more »
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Larry Kudlow for Domestic Policy Advisor, and Pee Wee Herman for Secretary of State.

Larry Kudlow for Domestic Policy Advisor, and Pee Wee Herman for Secretary of State.
Why not? We live in the age of reality TV government. Donald Trump promised his ill-educated base a government with no experts, and by God, he is delivering on his promise. Earlier this week, Donald Trump said something about which he and I are in total agreement. Mr. Trump said he was not impressed with... Read more »

Remember when Congress worked together in bipartisanship for the greater good?

Remember when Congress worked together in bipartisanship for the greater good?
One of the telltale signs one is slipping into geezerdom is getting emails from people wanting to know about the good old days. As a child, I would sit in rapt awe as my great-grandmother told me stories of cattle drives and cowboys long before even my grandmother was born. I would look at the... Read more »

The American Dream turns into an American Nightmare for a family

The American Dream turns into an American Nightmare for a family
[UPDATE: Since the publication of this article, the father, Victor, has been deported to his native Honduras. An American wife is without her husband, and their American children are without their father. No, President Trump, we do not all have the same heart as you stated in the State of the Union Address.]   The Republican... Read more »
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Hurricane Donald crashes through the debt ceiling debate

Hurricane Donald crashes through the debt ceiling debate
President Trump, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) teamed up to screw the GOP in Congress yesterday. Here’s the thumbnail of the deal President Trump jumped at. The Pelosi-Schumer plan will combine Hurricane Harvey relief funding with extending the debt limit and funding the government as a continuing... Read more »

Hillary got it wrong, it’s Donald Trump who is the deplorable

Hillary got it wrong, it’s Donald Trump who is the deplorable
I shudder when I think about how Donald Trump will top last week’s deplorable acts.  The stiff Afghanistan Speech, which threw his supporters under the bus was followed by the Arizona spectacle. Those two events alone were an embarrassment, but the real outrage happened at the end of the week. The speech from Arizona could... Read more »

The failed Presidency of Donald Trump might be good for America

The failed Presidency of Donald Trump might be good for America
Donald Trump has utterly and completely failed as President. He has had help. The Republican Party has completely and utterly failed with him. I’m old enough to remember when the GOP was a functioning, governing party. Many mistakenly believe the failure of the GOP is just during the Trump era. It is not. It has... Read more »
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What the Democrats have that was attractive to this ex-GOP

What the Democrats have that was attractive to this ex-GOP
I recently wrote a series of articles about my leaving the GOP and joining the Democratic Party.  One of the articles became a viral post on social media.  “44 Years a Republican, 1 Year an Independent, today I’m joining the Democratic Party” became a sort of anthem for many who have become disgusted with the... Read more »