In a kinder, gentler time (read pre-Trump) the confirmation process for nominees to the US Supreme Court has been a mostly genteel procedure. In my lifetime there has been only one other hotly contested nominee, Robert Bork, who was nominated
In just over a month, thirty-three seats in the United States Senate are up for election. Of those, only 9 are held by Republicans, 24 are held by Democrats, many of whom are serving in red states. Some of them
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.
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
Yesterday Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury” dropped out of the sky like a bombshell and has been, sometimes, the only news story in town. If you’re not familiar with the controversial book, Mr. Wolff claims to have conducted
Now that the Congress has sent their enormous tax cut bill to the president’s desk where it will no doubt be signed soon, one has to wonder what the media will dangle in front of us to distract us from
A day after Carmen Yulín Cruz, the mayor of San Juan, criticized the United States government’s inadequate response to hurricane disaster relief in Puerto Rico, the president turned the matter into a personal one, lashing out via Twitter as probably