Today, amid the chaos of a presidential transition that would be laughable were it not so frightening, the Senate voted 81-17 to approve a bill that would "provide for an exception to a limitation against appointment of persons as Secretary of Defense within seven years of relief from active duty as a regular commissioned officer of … Continue reading The Cowardice of Democrats, and Why I Support Absolute Obstructionism in the Era of Trump
Bernie Sanders has yet to endorse Hillary Clinton, even though she is clearly going to be the Democratic nominee, and even though Sanders has said he will work with Clinton to "make certain that Donald Trump is defeated and defeated badly." Paul Waldman wonders just who will care when Sanders finally hands over his endorsement. … Continue reading It’s all about leverage, Bernie.
Last night, the Associated Press reported that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had secured the necessary 2,383 pledged delegates and super delegates to become the presumptive nominee for the Democratic Party. Clinton will be the first woman to capture the nomination of a major political party in United States history. This is an important milestone, the … Continue reading A Few Radical Thoughts on the State of American Politics