What’s Due Process Got To Do With It?

Donald Trump is at it again. He’s selectively defending men who are credibly accused of horrible things. Adding insult to literal injury was his incorrect use of the term “due process” and the number of people defending him based on this misinterpretation (or maybe deliberate misrepresentation). Here’s a succinct explanation I saw from a civil […]

Moderate Democrats are Dead

Much has been made nationally about the “Tea Party” takeover of the Republican Party, moving many members of Congress, state legislatures and local government offices far to the right. While Republican primaries and redistricting (by both parties) have resulted in races forcing members to move farther right to win, you still have states and Congressional […]

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 […]

Lies or Ignorance?

When Donald Trump tweeted the morning after the State of the Union speech, he cited ratings numbers that showed 45 million people watched the speech on television. That’s true, 45.6 million to be exact. But in the very next line, he claimed it was the most watched SOTU speech in history. Except it wasn’t. Nielsen, […]

The State of The Union is Weird

I posed the question to a few friends last week. Some of them were liberal, some moderate, and a couple were to the right of Barry Goldwater’s ghost. I asked them “in one word, what is the state of the union?” One said “chaos,” one said “divided,” another said “stronger than ever” (so much for […]

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 […]

I Don’t Give a S#!thole

Everybody chill. Seriously. Are you surprised Donald Trump used incendiary language about immigrants in an Oval Office meeting? Are you surprised he’s hard-lining the issue that set him apart in the presidential primary? Are you surprised he’s turned the Oval Office into an MMA Octagon? (Alright, maybe that’s a bit much, but you get the […]

Can Mitt Romney Save Us All?

Utah’s 41-year incumbent Senator, Orrin Hatch, has announced he’s finally had enough of Washington and won’t run for re-election this year. No big deal, right? One old conservative swapped out for another old conservative. It’s a reliably red state. Not so fast. Remember Alabama? You can expect the Bannonites, who are sounding a lot more […]