Author: BooMan

Why the House Must Have an Impeachment Inquiry

Writing for Lawfare, Susan Hennessey and Quinta Jurecic find themselves coming the same conclusion I reached after reading the Mueller Report. The Office of Special Counsel reached two conclusions that, when combined, lead inexorably to the conclusion that the House of…

Trump Targets the Jewish Vote

I often see a statistic cited that only two percent of the American population is Jewish, and it kind of startles me every time I encounter it because I’ve spent most of my life living in New Jersey (6.1 percent),…

Dems Too Smart, GOP Too Stoopid

I don’t think too many people really question the culture of their hometown until they’ve had an opportunity to live someplace for a while. I grew up in Princeton, New Jersey, an affluent Ivy League town where education is highly…

We’re All Going to Die

Here’s one way to make America great again. In the days ahead of German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s first visit to the White House during the Trump presidency, in March 2017, [National Security Council] career staffers were told the president wanted…

Wisconsin GOP Plans Atrocities

This is an important Twitter thread on the Wisconsin Republicans’s plan to commit a series of atrocities against democracy next week. BREAKING—as in breaking democracy: a truly shocking & naked power grab underway in Wisconsin. Dems won every statewide race…

It’s Not About Centrism vs. Progressivism

Matt Taibbi makes one unassailable point in his latest piece for Rolling Stone. Whenever the Republicans lose they say that their candidates were insufficiently conservative and whenever the Democrats lose the media say that the party needs to move to the…

Zoe Lofgren’s Moment Has Arrived

There are a lot of committees in the U.S. House of Representatives. Some are very prestigious. The Ways & Means Committee handles taxes and entitlements. The Finance Committee oversees Wall Street. The Judiciary Committee has a wide mandate and is…

Trump’s Bad Day in Court

The conservative assault on the federal courts has been very substantial during the first two years of Trump’s presidency but things have still not broken irrevocably. On Friday, the Supreme Court declined to intervene on the administration’s behalf to stop…

The Price of Being Multisyllabic

In the 1970’s, the U.S. Navy decided that they wanted an independent assessment of how difficult it was to read and understand their training manuals. The result was something called “the Flesch-Kincaid scale,” which will take a given piece of…