Tag Archives: Conservatism

Democrats can’t win for losing

A couple of remarks regarding the Montana special election: I don’t get the pundits who have claimed that Rob Quist’s beating Greg Gianforte in the contest for the open house seat allows the GOP to, let me cite Chuck Todd, … Continue reading

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Trouble in the heartland

Many things have happened today: Russian intelligence agents discussed how to get suasion over candidate Donald Trump, the same president reveals locations of two America nuclear subs to the sociopath Filipino president who regards the drug war as an extension … Continue reading

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The perils of comedy

Today’s NYT published an account of the quiet crisis at The Tonight Show, on a ratings decline since Donald Trump’s inauguration. The piece strongly suggests — and Fallon does not deny — that Trump’s appearance last fall, in which Fallon … Continue reading

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Where we are, May 2017

Another month, another article about dumbfounded, demoralized Republicans: We haven’t had a single conversation with a top Republican that doesn’t reflect this. The worries are manifold: * This kills momentum on legislating, and unifies Democrats in opposition to everything they … Continue reading

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Remember bipartisan prison sentence reform?

Let’s stop laughing at the president for a moment. Here is what happens when Donald Trump appoints and empowers a person with a comprehension of how to work the government levels. We’re back to minimum maximum sentences, thanks to Jefferson … Continue reading

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Wisconsin could’ve decided 2016

Since the Reagan era if not before, the GOP has two functions: reducing taxes on the rich and preventing minorities from voting. If Priorities USA’s report is to be believed, voter suppression worked in Wisconsin: According to federal court records, … Continue reading

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ACA appeal and legalized euthanasia

For those wondering how South Florida’s GOP delegation voted on this bill that will kill people: Miami Republican Reps. Carlos Curbelo and Mario Diaz-Balart voted Thursday for the American Health Care Act, the House GOP’s controversial proposal to replace the … Continue reading

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Ileana Ros-Lehtinen to retire in 2018

Well. The Democrats have an easy pickup now: U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the dean of the Florida legislative delegation and the first Cuban American elected to Congress, is retiring at the end of her term next year, saying it’s time … Continue reading

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Obamacare’s strange new afterbirth

Sixty-one percent of Americans favor keeping and improving the Affordable Care Act, while only thirty-seven percent favor repealing and replacing it, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll: While Trump voters do overwhelmingly favor repeal-and-replace in the abstract, there … Continue reading

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‘He kind of asks for it’

Demonstrating how he has adapted to the times, Senator Mike Enzi of Wyoming shares his views on queer rights with high schoolers: For the last question from students, sophomore Bailee Foster asked Sen. Enzi about the LGBTQ community — specifically … Continue reading

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Dispatches from an old friend

When last we heard from Frank Artiles, the Florida House member was pushing for a bill that would confine bathrooms to the birth gender of their users. When referring to the transgender, he spoke like Douglas MacArthur addressing North Koreans. … Continue reading

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Testing the possibilities of liberal activism

Two districts, one story: Representative Mike Coffman of Colorado, one of the few GOP legislators in a district won by Hillary Clinton, assailed by moderates for not vehemently opposing the Trump-Ryan agenda; and Ted Yolo of Florida, assailed by constituents … Continue reading

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