The Republicans’ failure to repeal and replace Obamacare will benefit America. Americans now have a real chance to improve our health care system instead of having to climb that Everest-like mountain a second time. However, Democrats must remember that we did not did not prevent the destruction of Obamacare; three Republican senators did. Had just one of those three changed his or her vote, Americans’ future would be far bleaker. And it would have been our fault.
If Democrats don’t give the American people a workable alternative to Trump and the Republicans, we will shirk our duty to the American people. […]Full Story... →
Putting his father’s presidency in jeopardy, Donald Trump, Jr. has opened a door that can’t be shut. I still think President Trump will resign by the end of this year (see my post of May 18) and for the same reason.
He doesn’t want the American people to know about his business dealings with Russia. He now knows, or at least should know, that Independent Counsel Robert Mueller will investigate those transactions. How will we get from here to there? There is no sure way to predict, but that’s what makes prediction fun.
There is no […]Full Story... →
The United States Supreme Court is going to decide whether Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim tirades can be used to determine whether his new immigration order is constitutional. When deciding the meaning of a written document, courts look at its plain language. If the words are clear, that decides the case. When there’s an ambiguity in the language, judges will try to determine the underlying intent of the person or people who wrote it to see if the uncertainty can be resolved. Cases like that are common.
The Trump immigration case is unique because the wording of his immigration order is […]Full Story... →
The odds are no better than even that Trump will be president at the end of this year. I don’t say that lightly because I’m cautious by nature. But I also trust my instincts and they tell me Trump’s closer to the cliff than even the most virulent anti-Trumpers think. My reasoning is simple. Trump’s gotten himself into enough trouble that his presidency won’t survive without a bare-knuckled brawl. However, he’s a bully and like all bullies, he’ll back down from a real fight. He’ll resign.
I reached that conclusion on the morning of May 17 as I listened to […]Full Story... →
Regardless of your personal opinion of The Donald, an objective look at President Trump’s first one hundred days shows more foam than beer. He has no legislative achievements to speak of (as even the far right-wing website Bretibart admits) and Americans know he talks too much. Right-wing radio hosts have trumpeted (pun intended) Neil Gorsuch’s ascension to the Supreme Court, the use of the Congressional Review Act to repeal a dozen Obama promulgated regulations while leaving thousands or more intact and the use of force against Syria and ISIS in Afghanistan. Those are small potatoes compared to Trump’s promises for […]Full Story... →