The road to impeachment runs through Russia


Committee photo (left) by Donna Burton (Public Domain)Kremlin (right) by A. Savin via Wikimedia Commons There is no question most of us have wanted Donald Trump out of our political discourse since his scathing, xenophobic scree after he came down the escalator at Trump Tower four years ago this month. Since Robert Mueller delivered his… Continue reading The road to impeachment runs through Russia

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Pelosi’s less than stellar moment at Netroots Nation


"The fact is, you should reject any notion that President Obama's action have anything to do with what President Bush was doing... "We protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. That's our oath of office, so we have that responsibility." - House Minority Leader, Nancy Pelosi, to the Netroots Nation conference, Saturday, June… Continue reading Pelosi’s less than stellar moment at Netroots Nation

Fiscal cliff compromise a wolf in elephant’s clothing


Here we go again. The Republicans are skipping down the path toward obstructionism, aiming to get away with doing the least by convincing us it is the most they can do. It isn't. They will give it another sham title like "Tax Reform." It won't be. They're saying it will increase significant revenue by being… Continue reading Fiscal cliff compromise a wolf in elephant’s clothing

Legislative surreal-ities; what the GOP resists, persists


Compromise - it's the word that Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) eschewed as a synonym for "sell out," when he spoke to CBS' Leslie Stahl on 60 Minutes, one year ago, before he took the gavel from Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), in January. It should come as no surprise, then, that the third most… Continue reading Legislative surreal-ities; what the GOP resists, persists

Scar Tissue – ‘a bipartisan problem’


It is time to put the closing parenthesis on a week of tragedy, the blip of insanity that comes from a man with a damaged brain and a semi-automatic pistol. Congress is coming back this week, to pick up where it left off before the bullets started flying. But will John Boehner's message be tweaked… Continue reading Scar Tissue – ‘a bipartisan problem’