Category Archives: Politics

Super Boy Jared Kushner to the rescue

Trump son-in-law and senior advisor to the president Jared Kushner has no political or public policy experience, but who cares? He has been tapped to lead the new “American Innovation” office tasked with applying business ideas to solving America’s more … Continue reading

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Disrespecting America’s allies for fun and profit

I’ll bet Trump’s base loves this kind of nonsense. According to the Sunday Times the president handed German Chancellor Angela Merkel “a bill for money supposedly owed to NATO when they met last weekend in Washington DC.” The gesture was … Continue reading

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Don’t you hate it when democracy gets in the way of a media plan?

On Friday night basketball fans in several “Republican-adjacent TV markets”  saw a series of ads by the American Action Network PAC “inviting viewers to call their representatives to thank them for repealing Obamacare today.” As we know, Republicans did not … Continue reading

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Advice to Democrats: Just get out of the way

This is what happens when you send someone to Washington who has no idea how Washington works. And, yes, I understand  most conservative voters think the best way to fix Washington is to act as if all the rules that … Continue reading

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Goring the oxen (yours, not mine)

Not that budget decisions are entirely motivated by day-to-day polling, but it can’t be ignored completely. According to a recent Quinnipac University poll, “American voters oppose the spending cuts listed in President Donald Trump’s proposed federal budget, including 70 – … Continue reading

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Will they vote today on healthcare? Bet not

With word that Speaker Paul Ryan is heading up to the White House to brief President Trump ahead of the scheduled afternoon vote on healthcare, I’m willing to bet he’s not making the trip to say he has the votes in … Continue reading

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Playing by the same rules

Yesterday, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif) suddenly remembered that it would be dangerous to his political health to continue investigating the Trump campaign’s connections to Russian political espionage in a non-partisan way. He therefore announced that he was … Continue reading

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Two comments and a political funeral (maybe)

It’s difficult to know where the Trump/Russia connection will lead, how much of it is circumstantial as opposed to what might be provable in court. It certainly smell bad. This is the lead of a new CNN report, which is … Continue reading

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You’re killin’ me here, Donny. Just killin’ me

Okay, at a fundraiser Thursday night Trump expressed the belief that most people don’t know Abraham Lincoln was a Republican. “Great president,” said Trump. “Most people don’t even know he was a Republican. Right? Does anyone know? A lot of people … Continue reading

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So, this is true

Much buzz today about the Rupert Murdoch-owned Wall Street Journal taking Sir Lie-a-Lot down a peg or three. Credibility may not be the easiest thing to find amongst financial district denizens, but at a certain point even they must realize … Continue reading

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