Trump take three and why millions still support him

As the polarizing former President announces his third consecutive bid for the White House, it’s worth considering the difference between political theory and practice.  In theory, we shouldn’t be talking about Trump at all.  In practice, he continues to dominate the political stage like no other. Donald Trump is the political difference between theory and… Continue reading Trump take three and why millions still support him

Republicans need to accept the reality of mail in ballots, Democrats should be careful what they wish for, and other lessons from the midterms

The GOP is behind the times on getting out the vote in the era of mail in ballots and messaging in a world driven by political passion and existential fights, but Democrats should also be wary of ignoring voter concerns.  The red wave did not arrive this cycle, but that only increases the likelihood of… Continue reading Republicans need to accept the reality of mail in ballots, Democrats should be careful what they wish for, and other lessons from the midterms

Abortion: Two reasons the controversial issue might not be the gamechanger progressives expect

The conventional wisdom holds that abortion will be a decisive issue in the midterm elections and beyond, providing a much needed edge for Democrats, enough to defy historical trends, but there are two reasons why that might not be the case and some cracks in the wisdom are already showing. Ever since the Supreme Court’s… Continue reading Abortion: Two reasons the controversial issue might not be the gamechanger progressives expect

FBI raid:  Special masters are made for special circumstances

The Department of Justice created this mess by seizing close to a hundred times more material than they needed including personal items and privileged information they had no right to even look at, much less take.  What are we supposed to do from here, let the same people who have breached every democratic norm imaginable… Continue reading FBI raid:  Special masters are made for special circumstances

FBI raid: False premises, first principles, and friends like these

A heavily redacted affidavit prompts more questions than answers, but much larger issues are at stake.  Can anyone supersede the President’s classification powers?  What if the information was declassified as Trump says and the entire investigation is based on a false premise?  Why has no one answered that question?  Who’s in charge of Presidential records,… Continue reading FBI raid: False premises, first principles, and friends like these

Enough: Indict Trump already or give it a rest

The alternative to a trial of the former President is a continuation of the endless stream of leaks from prosecutors and misguided interpretations of the law from the real card carrying experts in the media.  If you truly believe the former President is guilty of something, let him have his day in open court. Tell… Continue reading Enough: Indict Trump already or give it a rest

Where’s Chief Justice John Roberts?

Contrary to popular belief, judges are not an island unto their own.  They are part of a branch of government, headed by an individual like everyone else.  The current head is Chief Justice of the Supreme Court John Roberts and he is not powerless to limit or even stop egregious behavior on his watch.  The… Continue reading Where’s Chief Justice John Roberts?

Trump is not to blame for people’s righteous anger at the FBI

The goal of this government sponsored misdirection is the same as it’s always been:  Keep the focus on President Trump, suggesting it no longer takes two to tango as the old saying goes, rather than demanding much needed answers from the very people that plunged us into this situation to begin with. Once upon a… Continue reading Trump is not to blame for people’s righteous anger at the FBI

AOC: The progressive victim that roared

It might be easy to dismiss Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s constant complaining and claims of victimhood were she not illustrative of the progressive movement in general, where even the highest of the high, including the President himself feigns powerlessness and pretends he’s merely a victim of events. Life is very difficult for progressive firebrand Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.  We… Continue reading AOC: The progressive victim that roared

The abortion debate deserves a lot more respect and accuracy than the blatant misinformation we’ve seen so far

Consensus was never going easy, but it’s not going to be possible at all if prominent progressives continue to lie with the express purpose of terrifying some portion of the public into thinking women of all ages will be denied life saving care throughout the country. Abortion is a serious issue, morally and medically.  A… Continue reading The abortion debate deserves a lot more respect and accuracy than the blatant misinformation we’ve seen so far