While it wasn’t exactly a clash of titans, it was a clash of ideologies. Tom Perez, who was largely backed by the political establishment including Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and Keith Ellison (the first Muslim member of Congress) who
Month: February 2017
Big Money & Politics. It’s A Lot Like the Weather.
“Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.” — Mark Twain (or Charles Dudley Warner. We’re not quite sure.) It turns out the same thing is true when it comes to big money and politics. Just look at
The Freedom to Pee With Your Peers
Yesterday the Tangerine Tyrant rescinded an executive order issued by President Barack Obama allowing transgendered youth to use the school bathroom for the gender with which they identified saying that in his opinion such decisions should be left to the
Who Will Lead the DNC? It REALLY Matters!
While many people dismiss it as a “Who cares?” moment, the next big moment for the Democratic Party is this weekend’s election of the next chair of the Democratic National Committee. At the center of the struggle between 8 candidates
The American Political System and “The Ratchet Effect.”
“Well, we’re giving a little more to X [the Republican], naturally, ’cause he’s got a better chance of winning. But we’ve given a lot to Y [the Democrat], too. In fact, I think we may be his biggest single bloc
Liberals Keeping Their Heads Above Water
This has been a really sucky year–like I have to tell you. If you ticked any box in the general election, other than Republican, (and maybe a few who ticked the Republican box but for other candidates in the primary)
Beware Fake News (and presidential press conferences)!
On February 16, 2017, the president held his first ever solo news, I mean press, conference. I just can’t bring myself to call it news. In a rambling diatribe taking aim primarily at the media and blaming everyone but himself for his
Congress Votes to Allow the Mentally Ill to Purchase Weapons. SO WHAT?
As of today both the House and the Senate have passed legislation repealing a regulation enacted in the waning days of the Obama administration saying that people who had applied for Social Security disability benefits because of a mental condition, and whose
BLOCKED: Rep. Pascrell’s* Attempt to Obtain Trump’s Tax Records Foiled
As further evidence that the republican party has no interest in transparency or ethics, The Denver Post reports that on a vote along party lines, 23 Republicans to 15 Democrats, the House Ways & Means Committed blocked Rep. Pascrell’s attempt to have
Sen. Pascrell Asks Ways & Means to Produce 10 Years of Trump’s Tax Returns
New Jersey Democratic Senator, Bill Pascrell has called on the ways and means committee to use a 1924 law to require the president to disclose his tax returns. The text of the tax code is set forth below. This happened