Category: congress

The Trump trial: I'm waiting to see the evidence

Has anyone in America not made up his mind about whether ex-President Donald Trump is guilty of inciting the mob’s raid on the Capitol last month? I’m raising my hand because I’m waiting to see the evidence. Will the House prosectors have enough evidence to prove their case? Will Trump’s attorneys be able to prove... Read more »

What do Nancy Pelosi and Vladimir Putin have in common?

The Kremlin A fence around the seat of government The Kremlin,  meaning a “fortress inside a city” in Russian, has for centuries stood for a tyrannical form of government. Within its walls despots, from the earliest czars, through Lenin and Stalin and up through Vladimir Putin, ruled with iron fists. They had reason to hide behind walls. They... Read more »

Way ta go, Dems. You've turned Marjorie Taylor Greene into a national hero

Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, the freshman from Georgia, fired back this morning at the close-minded Democrats and 11 Republicans that booted her off her House committee assignments. At a press conference (below) she established herself as possibly the most eloquent, graceful, powerful and rational congressman in either party. And one of the most visible person in... Read more »

The Trump troops are coming! The Trump troops are coming!

Turns out that the biggest believers in the QAnon conspiracy theories that Donald Trump or his minions are about to invade the Capitol are the lefties running it. Those are the same people who ridiculed the alt-righties and others who believed that upon Trump’s signal (possibly over the emergency broadcast system) hordes of guerrillas would spin... Read more »

Time to deprogram John Stuart Mill

If I might be permitted to quote an old, dead white guy for the benefit of the narrow-minded who in ignorance condemn Western European thought as anathema to all that is right and true: I introduce John Stuart Mill, a Nineteenth Century philosopher upon whose discourses on liberty established a pillar upon which freedom of... Read more »

The case against Pelosi, Schumer, et al

  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer have dragged Congress to a new and historic low by their crassly self-serving and corrupt use of the impeachment process to rid America of Donald Trump. Sure, Trump deserves to go, but at what price? Most obviously, he’ll be gone in a matter of days. Kaput.... Read more »

Dick Durbin's perverse argument against Amy Barrett

Perverse because Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin’s ignorance about the law, the Supreme Court and the Constitution is astonishing, and dangerous. That ignorance was on full display today when he was making his opening statement in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearings into the confirmation of Appellate Court Judge Amy Barrett to the Supreme Court. It has... Read more »

More messy reporting

We were greeted with this headline this morning: “Congress won’t get briefings about election security because ’we got tired’ of leaks, Trump says” Not quite. From the headline, we are led to believe that the Trumps administration will stiff Congress by not giving it any more briefings. I just listened to Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe... Read more »

A trillion here and a trillion there and pretty soon...

you’re talking about real money. With estimates that the Senate stimulus bill will cost some  $2.5 trillion, the late, great Illinois Republican Senator Everett Dirksen came to mind. He was famous for having said, “A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.” (However, in one report he said he didn’t say... Read more »

How I would have voted in the Trump impeachment trial

Would I have voted to remove Trump from the presidency or would I have voted to acquit? Fair question. Unless, of course, I was the New York Times editorial board and then I could vote to both convict and acquit. The case against Trump is meaty. He tried to use the power of the U.S.... Read more »