Archive for the ‘Democrats’ Category

January 23rd, 2023 - 1:09 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Could Democrats flip Mississippi?

It’s an intriguing possibility. They have a great candidate, with unbeatable name recognition, and Republicans are mired in a welfare corruption scandal. Brandon Presley (who’s related to Elvis), “knows who to connect with voters, … listen to voters,” a strategist says.[...]

January 22nd, 2023 - 8:30 pm § in America, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion, Republicans

Americans are leaving religion behind

Organized religion in America is grappling with dwindling congregations and church closures (read story here). That’s less than shocking. The old churchgoing generations are dying off, and people who stopped attending during the pandemic have been slow to return. But there’s a bigger re[...]

January 13th, 2023 - 9:33 pm § in Democrats, Economics, Republicans

Which party runs up the debt may surprise you

This happens for a couple reasons. First, Republicans don’t spend less than Democrats; they just spend on different stuff. Second, government revenues suffer when Republicans slash taxes for the rich. Their latest gambit: Repeal IRS funding to catch rich tax cheaters. Third, it’s part of[...]

January 9th, 2023 - 9:08 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Pennsylvania county recounts 2020 election

“More than two years after the last ballot was cast in the 2020 election, Lycoming County plans to recount all presidential votes by hand — an extraordinary step no other Pennsylvania county has taken,” Raw Story reported (here) on Monday, January 9, 2023, adding, “County commiss[...]

January 5th, 2023 - 4:10 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

How to solve the House speaker impasse

John Kasich is a former GOP presidential candidate and Ohio governor. This is what they did in the Alaska, Pennsylvania, and Ohio legislatures. The GOP speaker nominee, Kevin McCarthy, is being blocked by a few extremists who want to dismantle the federal government. That tiny group doesn’t re[...]

January 4th, 2023 - 1:29 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Don’t give GOP speaker holdouts what they want

What they want is to dismantle the federal government. In the 2023 Congress, the GOP has 222 House seats, and needs 218 to elect a speaker. Because of intraparty divisions, it isn’t enough. At this writing (Wednesday, January 4, 2023), five roll calls have fallen short of producing a majority [...]

December 25th, 2022 - 3:38 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Why crime didn’t work for GOPers in the 2022 elections

There are two kinds of “crime waves”: Invented and real. In the era of yellow journalism, crime was a circulation-builder, so newspapers played up crime stories when other news was slow. Crime might not have increased, or gone down, but the heightened media coverage conveyed an impressio[...]

December 24th, 2022 - 1:13 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Kari Lake loses election challenge

Kari Lake (photo, left) has lost her election lawsuit. An Arizona judge rejected her exaggerated claims of election problems, and false claims of fraud by election workers (read his decision here). As expected, the judge ruled the defeated GOP candidate didn’t prove Maricopa County’s ele[...]

December 21st, 2022 - 10:58 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans, Russia

It’s time for patriotic Americans to turn off Tucker Carlson

Voldymyr Zelenskyy is a towering figure on the world stage. His country is the victim of an unprovoked attack by Russia. The invaders shelled apartment blocks and hospitals; and kidnapped, tortured, and murdered helpless civilians. The Ukrainians took it and fought back with incredible bravery. With[...]

December 15th, 2022 - 9:33 pm § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Why Congress shouldn’t ban Trump under the 14th Amendment

Dozens of House Democrats introduced a bill that would disqualify Donald Trump from future public office under the 14th Amendment’s insurrection clause (see story here). It probably won’t make it through the House, and if it does, it’ll surely die in the Senate, although for wrong [...]