Category: Congress

A Socialist Sets the Budget

I’m one of those geeks who actually enjoys looking at (and even trying to predict) who serves on which committees in Congress, so I am actually always abreast of who is on the verge of taking over as the chairman…

That Takes a Lot of Chutzpah

Our newly minted Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, said the following in the course of making some prepared remarks, yesterday. “Let’s pass legislation that focuses on jobs and the real concerns of the Middle Class. “After so many…

I Told You They Were Out to Screw You

I guess it was back in the mid-nineties, before all that impeachment nonsense, when it first began to dawn on me that the Republican Party was really just an unbelievably malevolent force that never said what it meant and whose…

Mike and Ted’s Excellent Adventure

Sens. Ted Cruz of Texas and Mike Lee of Utah like to get attention, but they don’t necessarily have any strategic sense. This is particularly true about short-game strategic thinking, although they may be having more long-game success at influencing…

Can’t Cram the CRomnibus

Starting at noon, the Senate will be in session all day, possibly past midnight, holding vote after vote on as many as 20 unconfirmed nominations made by the Obama administration. These will be procedural cloture votes that, thanks to Majority…

The CIA is Still a Rogue Elephant

I apologize for the low quality of the following images, but it was the best I could do in retrieving the testimony that former CIA Counterintelligence Chief James Angleton gave in front of the Church Committee on September 25, 1975.…