Tag: Congress

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 »

Will we remain a House Divided?

Will we remain a House Divided?
This morning there are news reports that Speaker Paul Ryan confirmed with associates that he is not running for reelection. In response to the story broken by Axios, the Ryan team announced that the 48-year-old Speaker of the House would be retiring in January. It appears that so will many of his colleagues, although many... Read more »

Three strategies to survive the Trump era

Three strategies to survive the Trump era
What is the formula for creating a demagogue? Place a bully leading an ethnic majority that wants to oppress those who do not pass their ideological litmus test, and do it while wrapping themselves in the comfortable cloak of victimhood. We have exactly that combination at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC. Check out this... Read more »
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Why gun control loses every shootout on Capitol Hill and five things we need to do to win

Why gun control loses every shootout on Capitol Hill and five things we need to do to win
An old cliché says, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.” The way gun control advocates are going about changing the law reminds me of Harrison Ford in the movie, “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” In the movie, Indiana Jones played by Mr. Ford confronts a swordsman. The man dressed in black waves his sword... 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 »

Is Donald Trump moving to restart the war Barack Obama ended?

Is Donald Trump moving to restart the war Barack Obama ended?
Press reports are that Donald Trump is sending more troops to Afghanistan. The love affair between the GOP and war continues. What happened to America First and its isolationism, and promises to eschew foreign militarism? Like everything that rolls out of Donald Trump’s mouth, that seems to be a lie. The GOP is famous for... Read more »
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The GOP tax plan and the Titanic have a lot in common

The GOP tax plan and the Titanic have a lot in common
The White House unveiled their sweeping, magnificent, life-changing, biggest in history tax-overhaul plan yesterday. All 9 pages of it. What the White House released wasn’t a tax plan at all. It was a framework for a tax plan. Carnival Barkers are good at making nothing seem like something, and the Barker-in-Chief didn’t spare the adjectives.... Read more »

Is President Trump making the right decisions about North Korea?

Is President Trump making the right decisions about North Korea?
The United States is being confronted by a hostile enemy who is threatening to launch Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles a US Territory What should the President’s reaction to this threat be? Is the threat real or is it bluster? There is no argument that Kim is a danger to his neighbors and could drag the USA... Read more »

Unfit to govern

Unfit to govern
I know my regular readers are probably asking, “Doesn’t he mean Trump’s unfit to govern? This must be a typo.” Yes, I do mean that Trump is unfit to govern; and no, it is not a typo. We have a problem in the United States and it is a leadership problem. The problem is actually... Read more »
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Are you sure you want to impeach Trump?

Are you sure you want to impeach Trump?
The words “President Pence” send a cold chill up my spine.  It seems every time I turn around on social media, I read some report of a pending impeachment of the President.  I see banner headlines on blogs of smoking guns between the Russians and the Trump campaign.  Frankly, it concerns me. In the Court... Read more »