Throughout the last Presidential campaign Donald Trump hammered away on the topic of immigration and specifically that he would build a wall on our southern border with Mexico and then make Mexico pay for it. This was fodder for the true believers and for many who saw it as a sign that if elected Trump…… Continue reading Humpty Dumpty and the Wall
Lies, damned lies and statistics. This was the adage made popular by 19 century writer Mark Twain. He correctly attributed it to British Prime Minister, Benjamin Disraeli but he was the one that made it popular. It is how I tend to describe polls and how they attempt to influence public opinion. In my opinion…… Continue reading Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
An item that caught my eyes in the news yesterday is one that seems to be playing out on college campuses over and over. Conservative author and speaker Ann Coulter was invited to speak at the University of California-Berkley. Two campus groups extended this invitation, one the College Republicans and the other a non-partisan group…… Continue reading Free Speech Is For Me, Not For You
All week long we have read in the media that the Democrats were going to win the seat in the Atlanta suburbs that was vacated by Tom Price accepting the job as Secretary of Health and Human Services. The Republicans had held this seat since 1979 and the Democrats tried to turn it into a…… Continue reading The Congressional Race in Georgia
I have been watching a three part series on World War I and it has caused me to think deeply about the role the United States plays in the leadership of the world. It is a complex question and one that people arrive at different answers all while viewing the same set of facts. World…… Continue reading Dysfunctional Government
Today is a sad day for U.S. Senate procedure. The Democrats have clearly indicated they will not allow 60 votes to confirm Judge Neil Gorsuch and as Sen. Coons elaborated he feels that much of it is bitterness over Merrick Garland not being confirmed last year. I have always objected to filibustering executive office nominees…… Continue reading Gorsuch Will Have To Be Confirmed Via The Nuclear Option – Sad Day
This is the week that the Senate will turn to the nomination of Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. The Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell has vowed to have him confirmed by the end of the week and prior to the Easter recess. The Minority Leader, Chuck Schumer, has promised to…… Continue reading Which Senators Hold the Fate of Neil Gorsuch in Their Hands?