Tagged: government shutdown

Poly-Tricks as Usual

Poly-Tricks as Usual

  With Republicans in control of Congress and the White House, there is no “government for the people” in America. What Republicans really care about is scoring political points. And they resort to the lowest...

The Remaking of America

The Remaking of America

  I believe the government shutdown is part of a revolution currently underway in America. As it progresses, the revolution may or may not be accompanied by violence but – if it succeeds –  it will bring...

Negotiation or Extortion?

Negotiation or Extortion?

It’s almost a hundred days into the Trump presidency and I’m beginning to get some insight into the new president’s negotiating strategy. I call it extortion. It’s the way mobsters “negotiate.” They threaten you,...

Not Another Shutdown!

Not Another Shutdown!

  It barely makes the news these days when the Republicans threaten to shut down the US Government. For reasons that escape me, the crazies in Congress think they can get their own way...

Spare the Old and Sick

Spare the Old and Sick

  What sadistic impulse drives Republicans to punish the old and the sick? What cynical mind set would allow Democrats to accept such an outrage? I ponder these disturbing questions as I await revelation...

Sex, Lies and Videotape

Sex, Lies and Videotape

  They say the camera doesn’t lie but you know the people using cameras can and do. Especially video sleuths. They edit those tapes to make a case, and often the fraud goes undiscovered until...

America’s Jeanne d’Arc

America’s Jeanne d’Arc

It’s easy to be cynical in today’s America. The stomach-turning revelations of CIA torture… The unpunished slaughter of unarmed black men by white cops… The vast and widening income gap between the rich and...

Health Care Reform Law was Born of “Compromise”

Health Care Reform Law was Born of “Compromise”

The government shutdown and debt ceiling brawl have taught a lot of people a lot of lessons. And I bet President Obama is among them. For much of his presidency, he has tried to walk...

“Pork” Beats “Principle” in Averting Debt Ceiling Crisis

“Pork” Beats “Principle” in Averting Debt Ceiling Crisis

You will hear that moderate Republicans won the day, that wiser heads prevailed and probably that Democrats were willing to compromise to stave off the global financial crisis provoked by hotheads in Congress. But...

Impeach President Obama? Impeach John Boehner!

Impeach President Obama? Impeach John Boehner!

While Republican extremists wave Confederate flags and clamor for President Obama’s impeachment, it is the behavior of House Speaker John Boehner that I see as impeachable. Boehner has acted in the most scurrilous manner...