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
Trump from Day 1 sewed needless division and controversy. On Day 7, he signed an executive order essentially banning Muslims from seven countries. Initial reports suggest this move is disastrous. The only good sign is that numerous Republican senators say this ban was poorly thought out and completely ineffectual. It hurts refugees, friends and allies. … Continue reading Trump Week 1: Disastrous
Trump could be good for America if he seeks common ground with Democrats, ends gridlock, and gets deals done on issues like universal child care benefits, health care reform, bulk purchases of pharmaceuticals, immigration, and funding for infrastructure improvements; forces Republicans to agree to progressive policies they would never agree to with Obama. The devil … Continue reading Potential Positives of a President Trump
Trump represents "the resurgence of Pat Buchanan-ism (ph). Pat Buchanan has emerged as the prophet and forerunner of a real economic nationalism on the right, and Donald Trump is now its tribune. This is not movement ideology which is all about limited government, the power of free markets and also internationally - globalism. And Donald … Continue reading Death of Conservatism?
A conservative friend says he liked this quote from Trump's address: "At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.” But I ask: What defines disloyalty and who defines it? My suspicion … Continue reading Trump Inaugural Address: Dreadful, Some Conservatives Say
I loved Sen. Schumer's recollection of the inspiring letter of Sullivan Ballou at #inauguration, reminding us of the importance of being a part of causes larger than ourselves. Sullivan Ballou - "Dear Sarah" - A Soldier's Farewell Letter to his Wife As if on cue, the mass marches by hundreds of thousands of women and … Continue reading Generational Challenge: To Resist, Rediscover the Constitution, Bill of Rights and Rule of Law