Archive for the ‘Democrats’ Category

June 19th, 2023 - 6:19 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Fresh off the debt fight, the GOP wants new tax cuts

Within days after the debt ceiling deal was struck, Republicans appeared to renege by indicating they will seek deeper spending cuts in budget negotiations; and now, on top of that, they’re also “pushing deep tax cuts for companies and the affluent,” ABC News reported on Monday, Ju[...]

June 11th, 2023 - 11:44 pm § in America, Biden, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Religion, Republicans

What’s at stake in Trump’s trial

Now that he’s been indicted, Trump is entitled to a presumption of innocence, and a fair trial. Those are bedrock principles of the U.S. legal system. Trump “has a lot at stake” in the case, a New York Times writer says. “He could, in theory, go to prison for years.” Bu[...]

June 9th, 2023 - 2:12 am § in America, Biden, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Religion, Republicans

Republicans are outraged Trump is indicted for breaking the law

Trump’s MAGA movement caught many Americans by surprise. They’ve never seen anything like it before. This is the first time anyone has tried to overthrow our democracy. To outsiders, Trump looks like a pied piper leading a crowd of zombies into a never-never land of lies, fantasies, and [...]

June 8th, 2023 - 11:15 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism, Republicans

Is the Chief Justice sorry he gave the House to the GOP?

In 2022, before the midterm elections, federal judges — some appointed by Trump — struck down Alabama’s congressional districting maps as racially motivated. The Supreme Court temporarily reinstated those maps during the 2022 elections, but on June 8, 2023, ruled they violated the [...]

June 8th, 2023 - 12:08 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Advice for the departing Washington GOP chair

I’ve never met Caleb Heimlich (photo, left), but he’s probably a decent guy you could have a beer with. He’s a career political junkie (read his bio here). He is was one of the youngest GOP state party chairs in the country, but is leaving that post to “spend more time with h[...]

June 5th, 2023 - 11:43 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

Can you have two primary residences?

Yes, you can have more than one “primary residence.” Rep. Reuben Gallago (D-AZ), the most likely Democrat to replace Kyrsten Sinema in the U.S. Senate, bought a house in Washington D.C. where he works, which he claimed as his “primary residence” for purposes of getting a V.A[...]

June 1st, 2023 - 2:18 am § in Democrats, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics, Republicans

The debt ceiling is a fake crisis

Wall Street never believed the U.S. would default; Congress isn’t that crazy. But somebody could miscalculate. The 2023 debt ceiling crisis will be a squeaker. The House passed the compromise that Speaker McCarthy and President Biden spent weeks negotiating; the Senate still must do so. It pr[...]

May 23rd, 2023 - 10:28 pm § in Democrats, Politics, Republicans

Republicans will defend military spending to the last nickel of your Social Security check

After taking the government’s ability to pay its bills hostage, Republicans declared two things to be untouchable: The defense budget and tax cuts for billionaires. Social Security and Medicare are supposedly off the table for spending cuts, too; but the Treasury warned Social Security checks [...]

May 20th, 2023 - 12:14 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Colorado offers new evidence the GOP is turning off its own voters

Do Republicans’ problems go beyond voter antipathy to Trump? Is the GOP a Superfund site? At this point, that’s a belief and attitude among Democrats, but there’s not a lot of hard evidence. GOP candidates underperformed in 2022, but the high-profile losers were almost exclusively [...]

May 17th, 2023 - 10:51 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

Ex-NFL player sent death threat to Democratic congressman

The tweet sent to Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) was plain enough: And it was sent “in the clear,” i.e., under the author’s real name. It didn’t take long for Swalwell to find out his special fan was Bruce Miller, a former NFL player (see his bio here). Miller, a big guy with bulg[...]