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 […]

Get on the Back of the Plane, Administrator

Maybe you’ve heard that Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt has found himself in some ethical hot water regarding his propensity for First Class travel and some charter flights when he flies and bills us for the trips. Why would Pruitt continue a practice that has already left one cabinet secretary looking for new work? […]

The Hypocrisy of Evangelical Politics

One of the most puzzling parts of Donald Trump’s improbable rise to the Republican nomination for President in 2015 and 2016, and then his stretch run to the presidency, was how openly evangelical leaders like Jerry Falwell, Jr., Tony Perkins, Franklin Graham, embraced the candidate with a sketchy personal background. Trump is the first President […]

Sellouts

There was a time when conservatives, and conservative pundits, didn’t have flexibility in their views. Whether it be the religious right, who took a no-compromise attitude toward life or prayer in schools or conservative pundits like Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh who lambasted any “big government” politician. In the age of Trump, that all seemed […]

The GOP’s Tax Plan Pickle

I’ve been in a few offices of Congressional Republicans that have devoted a screen to a running ticker of the national debt. You can find similar charts all over the internet of small government advocacy organizations. GOP Leaders like House Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have said reforming (i.e. cutting) taxes […]