National Security or Politics?

February 16, 2017

Here's a fun way to look at the current crisis surrounding the White House. Put it in the perspective of one of your favorite espionage novels. Is Trump a Russian spy? Or is he simply a Russian stooge?

We don't know of course, but it sure looks like the Kremlin has him on a tight [more…]

Amateur Hour

February 14, 2017

I can't resist. I have tried, but I can't.

Trump is a total amateur. A complete child in a land of grown ups.

His organizational capacity is weak. His personnel selection ability is mixed. His leadership ability questionable. And his strong man image a total illusion.

We were promised, throughout the election, that a Trump [more…]

Economics is a Waste of Time

February 14, 2017

There I said it.

There comes a point when we all have to stop banging our heads against the wall and just step back. Why, we ask in such moments, are we wasting our time? The wall is immoveable. It is indifferent to our efforts. It is solid. It has the appearance of permanence. It [more…]

Obamacare Replacement News

February 12, 2017

Well, there isn't any.

Replacement is clearly a little more difficult than the Republican party thought it was going to be. In fact it is beginning to look a lot like being impossible. Whatever turns up, whenever it turns up, and however it is presented could be a monumental fudge.

Jason Linkins has a detailed [more…]

Not Friedman!

February 9, 2017

While I was checking the inner debates the Republicans are having about health care I came across this quote [in an article written by Tierney Sneed in TPM] from Representative David Brat, an extreme right winger:
“When it comes to how much you want to park in the HSAs for providing catastrophic care, that, when [more…]