The Filibuster A Senator can debate an issue for as long as he or she wants. There are no time limits. But each Senator may rise to debate an issue only once. The filibuster is a neat little procedural trick
Early last year, when the Senate was considering the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, I posted a long entry, explaining the workings of the filibuster in the Senate. You can read it at at the link. The filibuster.
It all started with tariffs on steel and aluminum–on even our closest allies. Then, Canada pushed back. So did China. According to a CNN report on June 15: Beijing said Friday it will fight back with tariffs of its own.
Apparently, lots of people. I was not one of them, however. Not until about 3 months ago when I noticed the bark disappearing off the trunk and limbs of my lemon tree in the backyard. The ground around the tree
While the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre and his parrot, Donald Trump, talk about arming teachers and “hardening targets,” just remember this: With an active shooter in progress, armed Broward County Sheriff’s deputies took up defensive positions outside the school, refusing to
Sad. Traumatizing. Disheartening. Disbelief. Pride. Just a few of the emotions I have experienced over the last 11 days from over 2500 miles away from the Parkland, Florida shooting. Sad that it has happened again; traumatizing for the students faculty
Today it happened again this time in a high school in Broward County Florida. Students fleeing in panic, many injured and some dead. In this case, the gunmen surrendered to the police. As this is being written there are still
Donald Trump built his business brand on gold ensconced skyscrapers bearing his name in 40 foot tall gold letters. He puts his brand on everything he touches–some successfully and some not so much. When he threw his hat into the
I have always believed that Trump will go down in history as the most corrupt president EVER. This is just one more example. But here’s the bigger question: Who sets ethical standards for Presidents? Why aren’t there ethics standards already
Well, here we go again, racing down the rabbit hole of the 25th Amendment to the United States Constitution for at least the 2nd time during this president’s 11 months in office. Back in August 2017, I blogged “How to