Civility · Investigations · Taxes

If It Is Not One Investigation, It’s Another One

It appears that the Democrats in the House are going full bore on investigating anything and everything related to Trump. It matters not that what they are investigating has something to do with either government or policies of the government. What they want to do is investigate the person and his entire life, putting everything… Continue reading If It Is Not One Investigation, It’s Another One

Civility · Elections

She’s Making a List, Checking it Twice

I read today where Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is upset with many of her colleagues in the Democrat caucus because they had the nerve to vote the way they felt their constituents would want them to vote. This vote came on a procedural motion in the House which at the end allows the minority party to offer… Continue reading She’s Making a List, Checking it Twice

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

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.

Civility · Government Shutdown · Immigration

We Need to Get a Deal

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

Civility · Government Shutdown · Immigration

Reach a Compromise and Solve the Problem

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

Civility

Graham Crackers vs Animal Crackers

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