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Obama Threw Away The Supreme Court

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 13:16

Republicans are ecstatic that the far right will now interpret the Constitution for the rest of our lives. Democrats, not so much. And some of them are taking their anger out on Barrack Obama, who could have provided some balance. Of course, no one expected Donald Trump to be elected—not even Donald Trump, so Obama […]

Meet Justice Brett Kavanaugh

Tue, 07/10/2018 - 13:58

President Trump announced his pick for retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy on Monday night and the selection came down to a handful of finalists. In the end, Brett Kavanaugh, a former Kennedy clerk and current judge on the DC Circuit court, was given the nod from the President. The Associated Press reports on the Kavanaugh nomination: […]

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Announces Retirement

Wed, 06/27/2018 - 18:37

After a whirlwind week of consequential rulings covering everything from travel bans, abortion and public employee union dues, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has announced his will retire from the bench as of July 31, 2018. Nominated by President Reagan in 1987, Kennedy has been considered a “swing vote” on the court, often playing the […]

Why Are Liberals So Nasty?

Mon, 06/25/2018 - 13:14

If you read our comment section, you’ll see a wide range of comments, both opinion and style. In some cases, there is real venom. Conservatives sometimes say liberals won’t listen. Liberals say the same thing, of course, but liberals are the ones who claim they are open and accepting. One reason they are not is […]

Meanwhile, On Capitol Hill, The FBI Is Getting Roasted

Fri, 06/22/2018 - 13:03

With the entire media apparatus focused almost exclusively on the border children fiasco, there was little coverage given to the extraordinary fallout from the FBI Inspector General report released last week. Throughout this week, a series of hearings before various House and Senate committees revealed a startling amount of information concerning the inner workings of […]

First Ladies Speak Out On Family Separation

Tue, 06/19/2018 - 13:15

The big topic of conversation this week appears to be the separation of children from parents who enter the country looking for asylum. Nobody likes it. Donald Trump blames the Democrats, and Democrats blame Donald Trump. While there are rules (PDF) from 2002, about how to handle “unaccompanied” children, there is apparently no law of […]

Surprise! The Primaries Did Matter!

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 20:00

We almost didn’t preview Tuesday’s primaries, since they seemed a foregone conclusion, but there were some surprises, and some lessons. We did suggest that Rep. Mark Sanford might be in trouble in South Carolina. He was. Sanford lost his governorship, due to his extra-marital affair, but even after that, he won a US Representative seat […]

Conservatives Nervous About Trump-Kim Summit

Wed, 06/13/2018 - 12:48

The media are filled with reports and praise of Donald Trump’s meeting with Kim Jong-un. However, the Weekly Standard questioned Trump’s curious admission: “I honestly think he’s going to do these things,” Trump said of Kim’s promises, before allowing for the possibility that Kim will not, in fact, do these things. “I don’t know that […]

Five States Hold Primaries Tuesday

Mon, 06/11/2018 - 19:29

Five states are holding primary elections Tuesday, but you wouldn’t know it from the coverage. If you go online, you’ll see stories from individual states, but not much from the national media. The only story that has aroused any interest is the House race by Mark Sanford, former governor and hiker on the Appalachian Trail. […]

Why Is Trump’s Approval Tanking?

Thu, 06/07/2018 - 16:52

In our reporting on Tuesday’s primary, we noted that Donald Trump is on the upswing, according to the RCP average of reliable polls. His approval headed straight down from the day he took office to August, bottoming out at 37.7%, barely one-third of the public. But he leveled off, and after bottoming out again at […]

What Tuesday’s Primary Results Mean For November

Wed, 06/06/2018 - 16:36

There were few surprises in the latest “Super Tuesday” primary elections. In California, Democrats avoided being left off the November ballot, and in New Jersey, Democrats predictably won across the board, although Sen. Bob Menendez was dogged by an unknown challenger, who received 40% of the vote, having no big money backers or major endorsements. […]

Some Primaries Tuesday Will Decide November Midterm

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:27

Wake up! We’re finally rolling toward the midterm elections. After months of special elections, and months of, well, nothing, we’re having our first big primary day today. According to Fox News, “Eight states – Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota – will hold primaries Tuesday to pick candidates to […]

The “Tea Party” Of 2010 Fades Under Trump

Mon, 06/04/2018 - 14:23

Following President Obama’s election in 2008, Republicans and conservative activists vowed to take back some control of government and the Tea Party was born. The “Tea” in Tea Party loosely stood for “taxed enough already,” but the burgeoning faction within the GOP stood, basically, for smaller government, lower taxes and opposition to the expanding welfare […]

Roseanne Cancellation: Conservatives Speak

Wed, 05/30/2018 - 14:41

You’ve no doubt heard that the third most popular show on television was cancelled Tuesday. The show’s star and namesake, Roseanne Barr, had tweeted a slur about former Obama adviser, Valerie Jarrett. Despite the show’s ratings, ABC cancelled the show immediately, despite Roseanne’s almost instant apology. Liberals were quick to jump on the indignation bandwagon. […]

The Trump Effect: What Are His Actions Doing To The Financial Markets?

Tue, 05/29/2018 - 14:04

During his election campaign President Trump promised to put “America first.” In his first year in office, the president, along with his cabinet, have rolled out some divisive measures that, while appealing to his core base, have impacted the financial markets. The Iran Sanctions The U.S.’ relationship with the Middle East has been fractious, and […]

Trump Withdraws From Iran Nuclear Deal

Tue, 05/08/2018 - 19:35

The news started to leak a few hours ago before the President’s statement, but there was little doubt of the outcome. We previously documented how unlikely it was that the Trump administration would continue with the existing deal. Most outlets can’t resist the headline, “Trump Nukes Iran Deal.” It’s the low hanging fruit. The Associated […]

McCain Regrets Picking Palin As VP

Mon, 05/07/2018 - 13:45

Senator John McCain is in ailing health recovering from surgery in Arizona. As a result of his circumstances and knowing that he’s nearing the end stage of life, McCain has become more candid with his thoughts on politics and his experience running for President in 2008. One of the pivotal decisions from the 2008 campaign […]

Mueller Has a Few Questions (Four Dozen)

Tue, 05/01/2018 - 12:24

Up to now, Robert Mueller’s investigation has been amazingly free of leaks, but the New York Times is reporting that it has a full list of questions Mueller plans on asking Donald Trump (if he gets the chance). So our question is, did this leak out, or did Mueller hand it over to the Times, […]

Does Donald Trump Deserve The Nobel Peace Prize?

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 17:11

Apparently if you ask that question to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the answer would be in the affirmative. The reason for his answer involves last week’s summit between North and South Korea with the goal of a nuclear-free Korean peninsula. Clearly the statement by Moon Jae-in may be premature, and not without controversy, but […]

Pot Legalization Gets “High” Approval From Some 2020 Democrats

Mon, 04/30/2018 - 14:32

We’ve been talking about the legalization of marijuana as a political issue for several years, but the results never come out that strongly for pro-pot politicians at the voting booth. Sure, there are large pockets of legalization at the state level, but very few national politicians, including elected Democrats, have been ready to become stalwart […]