Political Hay
by | Jun 18, 2019

There they go again. Today, in Orlando, Florida, President Trump will make his formal announcement that he is indeed running for re-election. And like clockwork, the same un-wisdom that insisted he could never win in 2016 is being trotted out…

by | Jun 16, 2019

Washington Trade secret: We in the news media often hate the media, too. I had such a moment Tuesday at the Peter G. Peterson Foundation’s annual summit when CNN senior congressional correspondent Manu Raju interviewed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The…

by | Jun 14, 2019

The United States has a long tradition of reliance on a two-party political structure. For that structure to function effectively both parties need to be competent and responsible. Unfortunately, that is not the case now. The lineup of Democrat presidential…

by | Jun 13, 2019

Joe Biden, the crazy uncle that many people try to hide in the attic, so to speak, is a “good guy,” even if he didn’t have enough backbone to defend his use of that phrase to describe Vice President Mike…

by | Jun 12, 2019

There she goes again. The other day, Hillary Clinton appeared at her alma mater — Wellesley College — and gave a talk that was, without the slightest sense of irony (but of course), a serious case of projecting her own…

by | Jun 9, 2019

Washington “Lock her up,” of course, is a chant beloved by President Donald Trump’s fan base. Now Democrats have their own version — “lock him up” — since the demur House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told a closed meeting of Democratic…

by | Jun 8, 2019

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is right: the country needs economic patriotism. But, that’s not what Warren is offering in her campaign to become the 46th president. In a recent speech for her ailing campaign, the Democratic senator who is fond of…

by | Jun 7, 2019

You would think that with a president who wrote a book entitled The Art of the Deal, something like a threat of tariffs against Mexico unless that country begins playing a more constructive role in cleaning up the migrant crisis…

by | Jun 5, 2019

The mayor of London was not happy. So with the president of the United States soon to arrive in the town over which Mayor Sadiq Khan presides, what better for Khan to do than take to the pages of the Observer,…

by | May 31, 2019

Democrats beware: Trump is closer to 2020 victory than you think. Imperceptible to most, except avid poll-watchers, the President is laying the foundation for re-election. History already favors him; however, it increasingly appears that the majority of Americans who will…

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