From the daily archives: Saturday, January 14, 2017

Trump: The Nightmare Continues

On January 14, 2017 By

Weekend chip shots:

As Donald Trump continues to insist that as president he is free of conflicts of interest, he should be aware that there is a gorilla-like conflict of public interest when he arrives as president: It is him.

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If only 25 per cent of the FBI scandal is true – no, less than 10 percent – that should be enough to send the befuddled director, James Comey, on his way to private life.

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The media buzz in Washington is about the secret contents of all of the files […]

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Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown said in his weekly conference call with reporters that if Republicans repeal the Affordable Care Act without replacing it, it would set up a “lose, lose, lose” situation, according to conversations he’s had with many hospital administrators, especially smaller rural hospitals.

Since hospitals are typically among the largest employers in any community, repealing the ACA without replacing until later, as congressional Republicans are on course to do, would lead administrators to consider shedding employees as they seek to keep their finances in order.

“I don’t know what they’re talking about, and they don’t know what they’re […]

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Will Pence Require Penance?

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As I watch Mike Pence standing aside Donald Trump with a teasing Mona Lisa smile I can only wonder whether he has managed to suppress the pain of the moment.  Pence, after all, is a sworn born again Hoosier, deeply into his faith as an evangelical which, as you might suspect, requires an instant prayer for everything disagreeable and immoral act  in our midst.

Trump qualifies.   That’s a matter that requires his careful consideration.  The vice presidency is temporal;  salvation is preached  to be  eternal.  So is damnation. You can see, I don’t understand how a guy like Pence […]

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