Archive for September 19th, 2020

September 19th, 2020 - 9:46 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Trump goes gutter crawling again

This article contains news with liberal commentary. Journalists are indispensable. Most of what we know about current events is because of them. Without journalists, we would only hear propaganda. Journalism has standards for truth and accuracy; it’s a noble profession. Reporters and editors c[...]

September 19th, 2020 - 3:15 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Sen. Collins says the election winner “should” choose the SC nominee; what’s that worth?

It’s worth a handful of warm spit, that’s what it’s worth. Senator Collins issued the statement below: “In order for the American people to have faith in their elected officials, we must act fairly and consistently — no matter which political party is in power. Presiden[...]

September 19th, 2020 - 10:53 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

A Democratic strategy: Count votes, and if necessary, threaten massive retaliation.

If Trump wins reelection and the GOP keeps the Senate, the math is very simple: Game over. In every other scenario, it’s a lot more complicated. To grapple with this, let’s divide the coming days and weeks into three discrete periods: (Period 1) The 45 days before the election, (Period 2[...]

September 19th, 2020 - 9:57 am § in Law and Courts, Politics

List of GOP senators who promised not to confirm a Supreme Court justice in an election year

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Sen. Joni Ernst (R-IA) Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Sen. John Hoeven (R-ND) Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK) Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Sen. David Perdue (R-GA) Sen. Rob P[...]

September 19th, 2020 - 7:25 am § in Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

Should Democrats write off voters who defected to Trump?

This article is liberal commentary. That’s a complicated and emotional question. Arthur Lieber, writing in Newsweek just six weeks before the election that will decide whether Trump gets a second term, at a time when most voters’ minds are already made up, argues we should give the blue-[...]

September 19th, 2020 - 6:15 am § in Economics, Politics

No relief bill in sight and consumer spending diving

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Nothing has happened on the relief bill since I last posted about it here. Now, Washington is consumed by another distraction. Meanwhile, out in the country where normal people live, consumer spending dropped 3% just in the last week. Read about it [...]

September 19th, 2020 - 5:20 am § in Law and Courts

Supreme Court watch begins

Will she get on the court? Amy Coney Barrett, 48, Catholic and pro-life, is the likely pick. Does McConnell have the votes? Read analysis here. Several GOP senators say they oppose a vote before the election. Read story here. But don’t believe their weasel words. He also faces daunting logi[...]