A Giant Waste of Time

“Did we really need to shut down the federal government for five hours?” If every single member of Congress isn’t asking themselves that question this morning, then they should re-evaluate what they’re doing with their political careers. Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky decided he would hold up all votes on a deal to keep the […]

A Border Wall Isn’t the Worst Idea in the World

It’s always weird when I have to start one of these with disclosures, but here goes. I’m still a Republican and I still don’t think Donald Trump is qualified to be President. I also don’t think every single policy position he has is wrong because it came from him. Mexico is never going to pay […]

The Swamp is Swampier Than Ever

Whether you liked him or not, or voted for him or not, Donald Trump won the election in 2016, in part, with a promise to shake up the way Washington, DC works. But, one year to the day of his inauguration, the federal government was shut down in the most Washington way possible: nine members […]

The Politics of a (Potential) Shutdown

Let me let you in on a little secret.  Among the bluster and drama of the looming potential shutdown, nearly none of it has to do with legitimate arguments about spending and policy. Most of the fights and talking points have everything to do with the election in a little more than nine months. Republicans […]