Archive for December 8th, 2020

December 8th, 2020 - 8:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Why Trump failed at governing

“It’s the economy, stupid,” James Carville, Bill Clinton’s campaign manager, offered as explanation of a rare defeat of an incumbent president in 1992. Three presidents and 24 years later, frustrated by the slow recovery after the Great Recession, some voters thought “a[...]

December 8th, 2020 - 6:44 pm § in Biden, Politics

Biden fills 2 more cabinet posts

Department of Agriculture: Tom Vilsack Bio: Grew up in Pittsburgh, attended Hamilton College and Albany Law School; married, moved to his wife’s Iowa hometown, practiced law and entered politics. Elected mayor, state senator, and governor; ran for president in 2008; a finalist for vice preside[...]

December 8th, 2020 - 4:47 pm § in America, Biden, Foreign Affairs, Politics

Biden defends his SecDef pick

President-elect Biden has come under fire from his own party for choosing retired 4-star general Lloyd Austin as his secretary of defense (but Colin Powell calls him a “superb choice;” read about that here). So Biden has decided to explain the decision. First, and true to Biden form, he [...]

December 8th, 2020 - 3:16 pm § in Politics

Hypocrisy is one thing Republicans are good at

Something Republicans are truly good at is hypocrisy: “During the confirmation process for Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett, Sen. Kelly Loeffler, R-Ga., decried the ‘anti-faith attacks against Amy Coney Barrett coming from the left’ as ‘disgusting.’ Loeffler was[...]

December 8th, 2020 - 2:01 pm § in Economics, Politics

12/8/20 relief bill update: McConnell makes an offer the Democrats must refuse

“Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell proposed dropping two of the issues that have been the hardest for Democrats and Republicans to agree upon in a new Covid relief deal – state and local money and liability protections – to pass a deal now that both sides can agree on,” CNN repo[...]

December 8th, 2020 - 1:28 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Should Trump’s lawyers be disbarred?

Trump’s efforts to overthrow the election are making a lot of people angry, among them Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ), who sent letters to the bar associations of Arizona, Michigan, Nevada, New York, and Pennsylvania seeking the disbarment of 23 lawyers including Rudy Giuliani. (Read story here[...]