Is Donald Trump an unhinged menace to society? Or is he a responsible president, well equipped to deal with complex geopolitical issues? The former is the correct and obvious choice. But Democrats on the Hill are straddling both options — simultaneously telling their constituents the former, while passing policy that indicates they believe the latter. … Continue reading Which Is It?
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
This week, Democratic Congresspeople occupied the floor of the House of Representatives in an attempt to force votes on what they called "commonsense" gun control bills. Nearly 100 Democrats led by Georgia Rep. John Lewis demanded a vote on measures to expand background checks and block gun purchases by some suspected terrorists in the aftermath of … Continue reading The #NoBillNoBreak Sit-In Was Pretty Much Everything I Hate About Democratic Politics
David Dayen has some harsh (and fair) criticism of Paul Ryan's work as Speaker of the House so far: By the end, Boehner had come to hate the House Freedom Caucus, the far-right cabal that brought on his ouster through its relentless opposition to compromise. But Ryan merely fears the Freedom Caucusers, unwilling to cross … Continue reading Paul Ryan Face Plants