Roy Moore’s defeat in the Alabama Senate race tells us that charges of sexual improprieties can be a potent political weapon. This is not good news for President Trump, whom several women accuse of past misbehavior. It is also not good news for women who become victims of serious attacks or of rape. Moore joins […]
Poor President Obama. He doesn’t think he’s getting enough credit for today’s booming economy. Speaking at a conference of mayors in Chicago recently, Mr. Obama said, “We saw the longest streak of job creation in American history by far — a streak that still continues, by the way.” After a dramatic pause, he added: “Thanks, […]
New York’s Senior Senator Chuck Schumer may not be as clever as he thinks he is – admittedly, a high bar. As they meet with President Trump, the Senate Minority Leader along with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are playing hardball, balking at supporting a temporary spending bill unless it includes protections for so-called Dreamers. […]
It is hard to imagine a worse idea than the automatic “trigger” being inserted into the GOP tax plan. This newest gimmick to corral reluctant senators is bad economic policy and bad tax policy. The idea is that if the GOP tax re-write results in fewer revenues than anticipated and an unexpected rise in the […]
Armed with doughnuts and a favorable ruling from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s counsel, Office of Management and Budget chief Mick Mulvaney occupied the still-warm office of Richard CordrayMonday and laid siege to Washington’s most controversial agency. Defying his predecessor’s efforts to extend his reign of regulatory terror by appointing an interim successor, Mulvaney took charge, and later explained […]
I admit, I laughed out loud when I read that President Trump had called out Pocahontas, aka Senator Elizabeth Warren, in the midst of his celebration of Navajo Code Talkers. It was just so outrageous, so Trumpian and unprovoked. It looked like the president ran dry of things to say about the Native American World […]
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