It's hilarious to witness the blatant hypocrisy of fiscal conservatives who railed against budget deficits during the Obama administration as if he was going to bring about financial armageddon, who now praise Donald Trump's plan to slash taxes and blow a multi-trillion dollar hole in the nation's budget. The Trump administration "is using economic growth … Continue reading Will Deficit Hawks Abandon Principle?
Understanding the factors that determined the 2016 election will require time and deep analysis. But Susan Bordo contributes to that understanding with The Destruction of Hillary Clinton, how the right and left vilified and brought down "an extraordinarily well-qualified, experienced, and admired candidate" through a combination of smears and misogyny. She compares the treatment of … Continue reading Did Hillary Lose Because of Misogyny?
A lot of Democrats and journalists are still criticizing Hillary Clinton as a bad candidate, and blaming her for the defeat in 2016. See the book, "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign." But politics is a team sport, and no Democrat would be a successful president without bringing with them a Democratic Congress, at the … Continue reading Republican Will Probably Split Before Democrats Win Presidency Again
A Republican Congressman says "bullcrap!" to constituents who remind him they pay his salary. Another asserts that Republicans in Congress work for Donald Trump, not constituents or taxpayers. A legislator from North Carolina equates Abraham Lincoln with Adolph Hitler. A 30-year-old Democrat and political newcomer wins 48 percent of the vote in a solidly Republican … Continue reading Will Republicans Offend Voters Enough to Lose the House in 2018?
With the support of three Democratic senators up for re-election in 2018 -- Joe Donnelly of Indiana, Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota and Joe Manchin of West Virginia -- Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch won Senate confirmation, 54-45. It was a major victory for Trump, and validation for those conservatives who reluctantly voted for … Continue reading Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee Wins Approval
With the defeat in Congress of efforts to "repeal and replace" Obamacare, Donald Trump must face his third major loss in little over two months in office. Two of his executive orders banning immigration by Muslims have been struck down by the courts, and now Republican health care proposals are revealed to be fraudulent. The GOP … Continue reading Trump is 0-3 After 64 Days
Decisive votes for Trump were cast not by the passionately committed but by voters who viewed both Trump and Clinton negatively, EJ Dionne writes. "The media exit poll found that only 38 percent of those who participated in the 2016 election had a favorable view of Trump. That’s the base. The contest was settled by … Continue reading Trump Agnostics Are Central to Dems’ Future