Investigations · North Korea

Trump in Vietnam Summit and on Trial in Congress

Yesterday President Donald Trump was the main character in two unfolding dramas, one of which he was present and another taking place thousands of miles away in Washington DC. In the nation’s capital the House Government Affairs Committee brought Michael Cohen before them to testify on what he knew about the President. They were going… Continue reading Trump in Vietnam Summit and on Trial in Congress

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Civility · Elections

Racism and Politics – Why We Are Not Making Progress

The Oscars were held last night, and Green Book won for best picture. This caused Spike Lee to be enraged and he has vehemently denounced the selection. I guess he felt his picture should have won. I don’t really watch the Oscars because it has become a platform for a bunch of big ego people… Continue reading Racism and Politics – Why We Are Not Making Progress

Civility

Jussie Smollett and Racial Politics

It seems that we are recycling news these days and people don’t seem to learn from the past. In 2016 a young Muslim woman claimed she was attacked by three white men on a subway platform. She said they tried to remove her headscarf, called her a terrorist and shouted “Donald Trump” at her. This… Continue reading Jussie Smollett and Racial Politics

Economy

A Real National Crisis

This past week the President declared a National Emergency in order to find funding for building barriers on the southern border of the United States. I have already written that I think he will lose this battle in court, but I want to emphasize that I agree there is a crisis on the border as… Continue reading A Real National Crisis

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A National Emergency That the President Will Lose On

The President declared a National Emergency in order to get the necessary funding for building a barrier on the border.  The compromise agreed to by the Congress only provided him $1.375B.  The President signed the bill to avoid another partial government shutdown, one that he would have been blamed for if he failed to sign,… Continue reading A National Emergency That the President Will Lose On

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Taxes, Damn Taxes and Lies

It is tax season and that mean politicians have to make comments on taxes and how they affect the American public.  Unfortunately for the public most of the politicians making comments don’t really understand how taxes work and make their comments with one intent:  Scoring political points. Let’s look at a few examples of some… Continue reading Taxes, Damn Taxes and Lies

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Border Security and the New Democrats

Border Security It now looks like the Congress is coming to a compromise on the issue of Border Security and it will include $1.3B for barriers on the border. Since the President requested $5.7B for barriers the media will immediately announce this as a defeat for the Administration and a victory for Nancy Pelosi.  In some… Continue reading Border Security and the New Democrats

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CREEPING SOCIALISM WILL DEVOUR US

President Trump delivered his State of the Union this week and in the speech, he made the following statement: “Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country. America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control. We are born free, and… Continue reading CREEPING SOCIALISM WILL DEVOUR US

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State of the Union

On Tuesday night the President gave the State of the Union address before the Congress and the American people. Like all Presidents since Ronald Reagan, the President invited guests and used them as props in his speech. President Trumps guests ranged from a young boy who was bullied for having the last name Trump to… Continue reading State of the Union

Abortion · Civility · Virginia

Yearbook Hypocrisy

Governor Northam is trying to have this both ways. He apologizes and then someone suggests to him that he could deny being one of the people on his yearbook page so he tries this new strategy of denial hoping it will simply go away.