Republicans Face A TAXING Dilemma!

As they were poised on the brink of passing their massive tax cut package, Republican political leaders thought it would immunize them against the prospect of a big mid-term defeat.  After all, who in their right mind would be against a huge tax cut?  Interestingly enough, LOTS of people are against the tax cut the... Read more »

Federalize Elections!

In Georgia, we have news that the Republican candidate for governor is conducting an active campaign of voter suppression, invalidating 53,000 new voter applications.  In North Dakota, there is an active attempt to keep as many Native Americans away from the polls as possible in order to deliver a Senate seat to the GOP.  The... Read more »

Who Wins The Mid-Terms? WAIT And See!

We humans have this obsession.  We feel we NEED to know the future.  All you have to do is go to any newspaper and there you will find a horoscope and an astrology column, just waiting to tell you what the future holds.  It’s this obsession with the future that has made political polling a... Read more »
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Democrats And The "NO WHINE ZONE"!

One of the most egregious stories of voter suppression is coming to us out of the state of Georgia.  The state’s Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, is in charge of the mechanics of running elections in that state.  At the same time, he himself is running for governor.  It would appear that Mr. Kemp has... Read more »

Joe Scarborough Was RIGHT, For A Change!

Unlike the Special Olympics or a kindergarten art show, there are no consolation prizes in politics.  You don’t get a medal because you ALMOST won.  For instance, the fact that President Trump has already filled two Supreme Court vacancies doesn’t mean Hillary Clinton gets to fill the next opening because she came close in 2016. ... Read more »

The Year Of The Woman: Don't Get Mad, Get Even!

In the wake of the controversy over Brett Kavanaugh’s elevation to the Supreme Court, much has been said and written about The Year of the Woman.  And that’s good.  It’s a truly uplifting story, as far as it goes.  After all, women represent a majority of our population.  That they should strongly influence electoral politics... Read more »
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Republicans, Be Careful What You Wish For!

I should imagine Mitch McConnell and his merry band of character assassins are still recovering from a champagne hangover this morning.  After all, they managed to finagle the rules of the game in such a way as to manipulate one of their agents onto the Supreme Court.  What a powerful sense of accomplishment they must... Read more »

Susan Collins: Her Myth Is As Good As A Mile!

Susan Collins is without doubt the mistress of self-promotion.  Over her twenty-two years in the Senate she’s created a mythical persona as the kind of Republican even Democrats could at least respect,  if not love.  I think she’s finally shattered that myth.  Her air of moderation and sweet reasonableness has been destroyed, blown away by... Read more »

A Supreme Court Shrouded In Doubt And Uncertainty!

Long after they lay Brett Kavanaugh into the ground in his final resting place, we will still have a Supreme Court.  People die, institutions live on.  But the very fact that a Brett Kavanaugh could BECOME a justice of the Supreme Court will have diminished that body’s reputation for some time to come.  More than... Read more »
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Republicans, Trumpism Won't Last Forever!

As a Democrat, the Reagan Era was, to say the least, an ordeal.  While many of the political polls taken at the time indicated that many of Reagan’s specific policy positions weren’t all that popular, the man  himself was so darned likable that voters tended to overlook policy and emphasize personality.  His influence was so... Read more »