Americans at the Mercy of Trump’s “Runaway Train” Response to Coronavirus Crisis
COVID-19 / donald trump / Trump Administration

Americans at the Mercy of Trump’s “Runaway Train” Response to Coronavirus Crisis

No American wants Trump to fail.   It was one thing when he dropped the ball and lost crucial time before taking the Coronavirus seriously (despite intelligence and his own warnings of the severity of the threat it posed as early as November 2019), yet we all hoped that once engaged, he would rise to the … Continue reading

Tulsi Gabbard’s Defamation Lawsuit is a Publicity Stunt for a Dying Campaign
2020 Election / Hillary Clinton / Russia / Tulsi Gabbard

Tulsi Gabbard’s Defamation Lawsuit is a Publicity Stunt for a Dying Campaign

Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) defamation complaint against former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is simply a reflection of the desperate state of her presidential campaign and of the need to strengthen anti-SLAPP laws to prevent dubious lawsuits such as this. A Troubled Campaign Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI)’s presidential campaign has been plagued by allegations that … Continue reading

The Elephant in the Room that Debate Moderators Ignored: America’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Gap
2020 Election / Debates / Infrastructure

The Elephant in the Room that Debate Moderators Ignored: America’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Gap

The Elephant in the Room that Debate Moderators Ignored: America’s $2 Trillion Infrastructure Gap OpEdNews (Published December 29, 2019) A Democratic President taking office in January 2021 will face a record $1.034 trillion budget deficit. While this issue was overlooked by debate moderators during the 2019 debates, also overlooked was the fact that the new President … Continue reading

The 2019 Unicorn Debates: How Moderators Ignored the Political Realities of 2021
2020 Election / Bernie Sanders / Budget Deficit / Debates / elizabeth warren / Medicare for All

The 2019 Unicorn Debates: How Moderators Ignored the Political Realities of 2021

The 2019 Unicorn Debates: How Moderators Ignored the Political Realities of 2021 (From OpEdNews: December 29, 2019) There has been a fair amount of discussion over whether the Democrats are poorly served by having two small states (Iowa and New Hampshire) that are unrepresentative of the electorate as a whole, wield such power in the … Continue reading

The Christian Case Against Trump
donald trump / Impeachment / Racism / Trump Administration

The Christian Case Against Trump

During this holy season, I would like to highlight two recent editorials by Christianity Today and the Christian Post calling for Trump’s removal from office, along with a short video by Sojourner editor Jim Wallis. On December 19th Christianity Today came in support of Trump’s impeachment and removal. But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: … Continue reading

The House Passes HR 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act
Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

The House Passes HR 4, the Voting Rights Advancement Act

Originally posted on Political⚡Charge:
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi with the gavel (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters) The House of Representatives has been very busy lately. No, not just with impeachment but with getting important legislation passed. Despite Mitch McConnell’s persistent lies to the contrary, the House has been churning out and voting on hundreds of…

Judiciary Committee Releases Report on Constitutional Basis for Impeachment While Major Newspapers Begin Endorsing Impeachment
Ethics / Impeachment / Trump Administration

Judiciary Committee Releases Report on Constitutional Basis for Impeachment While Major Newspapers Begin Endorsing Impeachment

Today, the House Judiciary Committee released a report (below) on the “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment” which updates reports issued by the Committee in connection with the Nixon and Clinton impeachment investigations.  It concludes with an instructive passage: As Madison recognized, “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the … Continue reading

Quick Thoughts on Houston Debate: Biden Still in Front While Castro and Yang Falter
2020 Election / Amy Klobuchar / Bernie Sanders / Beto O'Rourke / Debates / Democratic Party / donald trump / elizabeth warren / Immigration / joe biden / Kamala Harris / Saudi Arabia / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Quick Thoughts on Houston Debate: Biden Still in Front While Castro and Yang Falter

A few quick thoughts on last night’s debate in Houston. First of all it was good to have all the leading candidates on stage, which may not be the case for the October debates.  As far as how the candidates did, my analysis is below.  Full disclosure – I have not yet selected a candidate … Continue reading

Donald Trump – President Zero
Climate Change / donald trump / Infrastructure / Nuclear Proliferation / Russia / Trump Administration

Donald Trump – President Zero

DONALD TRUMP – PRESIDENT ZERO September 8, 2019 One of the challenges of writing about President Trump is that it is hard to avoid slipping into a Billy Joel-esque “We Didn’t Start the Fire” litany of the many, many outrages that have come to define this Presidency.   I would like to argue, however, that over … Continue reading

Los Angeles:  A History in 20 Tweets
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: A History in 20 Tweets

1/20 September 4, 1781 is the official date for the "founding" of El Pueblo de la Reina de los Angeles" ("The Town of the Queen of the Angels") by Spanish settlers – its second settlement in California. Below are some events that shaped this great city. #LosAngeles pic.twitter.com/5XANHCcCn3 — Bennet Kelley (@bennetkelley) September 4, 2019 … Continue reading

IN BRIEF: Hong Kong on the Brink and Trump’s Indifference
China / donald trump / Human Rights / Trump Administration

IN BRIEF: Hong Kong on the Brink and Trump’s Indifference

I am increasingly concerned over the current protests in Hong Kong.  It is an issue I have been following for some time, having featured the 2014 Umbrella Movement on my podcast.  China’s ominous movement of troops to the Hong Kong border and the Trump administration’s failure to express any support for democracy in Hong Kong … Continue reading

A Timeline of Trump’s Effort to Turn a Blind Eye to White Supremacist Threats
2020 Election / donald trump / Gun control / Racism / Trump Administration

A Timeline of Trump’s Effort to Turn a Blind Eye to White Supremacist Threats

The latest white supremacist inspired mass shooting this weekend raises many troubling issues, including: the extent to which President Trump is to blame for inflammatory and racist rhetoric that may have inspired these actors; President Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the threat posed by white supremacist; and his administration’s efforts to undermine efforts to monitor and … Continue reading