Tagged: congress

Wildfires Rage As Trump and Co. Fiddle

While the southeast drowns, the west burns. But you’d never know about that from the national debate. Politicians have fallen about themselves to be the first, the loudest, the most patriotic supporter of those poor souls ravaged by Harvey and Irma. Yet there’s been little said about the wildfires. And...

President Trump

How I Learned to Stop Despairing and Accept President Trump

I’ve spent probably a few hundred hours in the last 8 months writing articles about Trump’s unfitness for president, about how damaging many of his policies and stances will be and how he will combine the disastrous age of Silvio Berlusconi with the alienating age of Duterte to generally fuck up...

divided America

Hypocrisy: The Greatest Factor Fueling a Divided America

Today it seems everybody has a complaint about the state of things in America. Some people think the problem is that we’re too politically correct. Others think the problem is there are too many guns. Some claim America’s problem is that political system is corrupt. Others claim that America’s problem...

quiet revolution

Quiet Revolution From The Least Expected

  When Hillary wins in November, she’ll carry enough Democrats with her to capture the Senate and reduce the Republican majority in the House better enabling the passage of progressive legislation. She’ll continue the job of fundamentally transforming the country that President Obama started, cementing judicial backing in the Supreme...

decisions

When A Couple Of Decisions Don’t Go Your Way

  In another example of flailing, writhing hysteria over the gay marriage and Obamacare decisions, GOP Presidential candidate Ted Cruz proposed an amendment to the Constitution that would subject the justices to retention elections. Retention elections are a common feature at the state court level, so the idea is hardly...

TPA

Why the Great Fear of TPA?

  Although House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi led the charge to vote against the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), a provision of the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) that Democrats normally support, the failure of TAA on the floor only delayed the final Congressional vote of TPA until next week; thus, not...