Friday, the remains of Senator John McCain of Arizona lay in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol. The media has told us that only 30 others have been so honored. What does it mean to lie
Why We are Going to Miss the Ability to Filibuster Supreme Court Nominees.
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 Don’t Feel Real Until it IS Real: Donald Trump’s Trade War With China
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.
More Guns, Hardening Targets, Are Not the Answer.
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
MANDATE: Liability Insurance for Gun Owners!
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
Another Day, Another School Shooting. Since We Cannot Seem to Control Gun Ownership, Let’s Have National Open-Carry Reciprocity.
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
Do We Really Need More Immigrants from Norway, or is the President Simply a Racist?
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
The Most Unethical President EVER
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
Here We Go Again: The 25th Amendment. Is it Real, or is it Just Noise?
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
The Propagator of Birtherism is Set to Sue for Defamation Over a “Book of Lies”
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