I skipped reviewing the State of the Union speech last year, so I thought I'd give it a try this year, since I have to be awake for something else anyway.The official White House transcript wasn't up yet when I started this, so I'm using the Vox rush transcript of President Trump's notes. It's a little messy, so I've cleaned it up a little here and there and … [Read more...] about State of the Union 2019
So, I saw this tweet, by yet another person claiming that critics of U.S. Senate apportionment rules are historically illiterate:https://twitter.com/KemberleeKaye/status/1060213813918818304I'm sick and tired of this argument, and I responded with what seems to me to be the obvious rejoinder:https://twitter.com/windypundit/status/1060219419593506816I realize this … [Read more...] about The Senate Is Not Fair To People
Yesterday morning, for the second time, I voted from my new address in the suburbs, after many years of voting in Chicago. It's pretty much the same experience out here as it was in the city, except out here they have good parking.I only had to stand in line a minute or two before giving my name to one of the election judges, who looked me up on the computer and printed out … [Read more...] about A Chicago-esque Voting Moment in the ‘Burbs
If I'm following the story correctly, California Representative Devin Nunes, a Republican who sits on the House Intelligence Committee, has prepared a 4-page memo which purports that the FBI lied in some way to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) to get permission to wiretap a Trump aide who was supposedly talking to the Russians. Democrats are arguing … [Read more...] about Show Me the Memo! Or GTFO!
I gotta say, it hasn't been as bad as I thought it would be.Last year about this time I was concerned about four major policy areas where I thought Trump could ruin things. He's been active in all of them, but as I suggested, he's done the most damage in the area where he has the most direct control: Immigration. Trump's attempt at a Muslim ban fell apart pretty quickly … [Read more...] about The First Year of President Trump