Category: Politics

When Populism Means Corporate Tax Cuts

Here’s is something worth pondering for a few minutes: On Tuesday, [Freedom] caucus chairman Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) said he would not vote for a final tax bill if the corporate rate rises above 20 percent. That is the rate…

It’s Not a Decision if You Have No Choice

Let’s take a look at this nonsense that the New York Times published today: WASHINGTON — Bipartisanship can be disorienting. That’s why Washington has seemed so perplexed over the past 10 days. An unexpected outbreak of cooperation between President Trump…

Back to the Fear and Loathing

I’m back home at my log cabin in the woods. Having been locked up for ten days, it smells like some combination of a gym locker room, a swamp, and a pine forest. Hopefully, we can get it aired out…

The Big Picture

Today is a good day to go back and look at the piece I wrote on December 9th, 2015 called: Trump and the Missing White Voters. Compare it to the Monkey Cage piece currently running in the Washington Post: Resentful…

If Only We Could Sue the GOP for Fraud

So, this 70 year-old guy named Bob Heghmann filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court yesterday against “the Republican National Committe and Virginia’s two national GOP committee members, Morton Blackwell and Cynthia Dunbar, as well as the Republican Party of…

On Jeff Flake, Goldwater and Trump

Reading that Arizona Senator Jeff Flake has penned a reprise, of sorts, of his predecessor Barry Goldwater’s Conscience of a Conservative got me thinking about a variety of things and sent me off on a little Googling adventure. One place…

We Need to Audit Presidential Elections

I’m not positing a conspiracy theory that the vote that happened last November was hacked. Smarter people than me with better access to information have looked at this question and haven’t found evidence of it. But I do think that…