Now that the President has signed the appropriations bill that will allow the government to be reopened, we all have to hope that Congress will now get serious and begin to forge a compromise bill on border security and immigration. The first thing the bill should do is address our current immigration system. Congress needs… Continue reading We Need to Get a Deal
Ever since the Citizens v. United case was decided the flow of money into politics has only increased. Liberals decried this decision as unfair and a blow to democracy as it allowed unchecked conservative money and corporate money to try and skew elections. But my how times have changed. The flow of this so-called “Dark… Continue reading Dark Money in Dark Times
This week President Trump offered a “compromise” on the stalemate over funding border barriers and the partial government shut down. Here is exactly what was offered: The President was willing to extend protection to DACA persons and Temporary Protected Status people for at least three years. During that time, he expected Congress to negotiate legislation… Continue reading Reach a Compromise and Solve the Problem
I had the distinct opportunity to work around Congress for 42 years. Over that time span, I witnessed a lot of very good people in both parties trying to work together to solve the nation’s problems. They did not always agree but they had respect for each other and maintained a certain level of civility… Continue reading Graham Crackers vs Animal Crackers
Immigration Previously I wrote about the caravan that is currently in Tijuana and said that if we allow these immigrants to enter the United States you could be sure that another caravan would be soon on the way to our southern border. They have not waited for that to occur and a second caravan is… Continue reading So Many Issues, So Little Time
In 1961 the Sensations had a song that hit the charts entitled “Let Me In.” Some of the lyrics went “Open up (let me in), I want to come in again. I thought you were my friend.” This is what I would say to the politicians who have all conspired to close down part… Continue reading Open Up and Let Me In
On Tuesday evening the President spoke from the Oval Office concerning what he characterized as a major crisis on our southern border. Immediately after his address the Democrat leadership, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, stood united to state they would not give in on any funding for a border wall. Another classic example of both… Continue reading Crisis vs. Solutions
It is easy to vote no on things but more difficult to muster the votes necessary to pass legislation.