by | Oct 18, 2019

Trump critics increasingly compare him to Andrew Johnson, who, in 1868, was the first president to face impeachment. Like Trump, Johnson was easily provoked into unruly speech and considered morally inferior by his opponents, who regarded themselves to be sincere…

by | May 24, 2018

Normally it is rare for a freshman Congressman to make a big impact in a 435-member House of Representatives where everything is ruled by seniority. The best hope for a new member usually is to slowly build up their kudos…

by | May 10, 2018

It’s a little late among books about the 2016 election but this week I published my short book “A Time Like No Other: One American’s Journey Through The 2016 Election And After.” There’s been an endless series of articles, essays,…

by | May 1, 2018

Indiana’s primary day is May 8th. There are a wide variety of Republicans running for the party’s nomination for offices from the U.S. Senate seat against incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly (D-IN) to its nine House of Representatives seats. Not only…

by | Mar 25, 2018

President Donald J. Trump is unhappy. Why? Because he signed a wildly unpopular (outside of Washington, D.C. at least) omnibus spending bill. Chants of “never again” emanated from the president’s mouth as he described the $1.3 trillion spending bill as…

by | Feb 8, 2018

With the grand bargain struck by Republicans with Democrats on the two-year budget deal, there is one thing for sure known: Republicans love spending other people’s money as much as Democrats. The allure is too great. The blank checks are…

by | Aug 4, 2017

A word about Trump’s poll numbers. They’re dipping at the moment, especially among those blue collar workers who helped get him elected. It’s important to step back from this news and gain greater perspective. Last week, in a choreographed dance…

by | Aug 2, 2017

Sen. John McCain typifies the dysfunctional U.S. Senate. The 80-year-old flew 2,300 miles from Phoenix to Washington for an important procedural vote: simply to begin debate for the GOP’s replacement bill for Obamacare (Vice President Pence broke the 50-50 deadlock…

by | Sep 23, 2016

Damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t. Ted Cruz endorsed Donald Trump for the presidency Friday afternoon, a stunning turn of events after a contentious primary filled with nasty personal attacks and a dramatic snub at the Republican National…

by | Aug 3, 2016

Taking a break from pillorying the Khan family, Donald Trump has turned his attention back to his fellow Republicans stating he would not back House Speaker Paul Ryan nor Senators John McCain & Kelly Ayotte in their re-election bids. Of…

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