Category Archives: politics

Entry 671: Curing Health Care

After weeks of secretive brainstorming, Senate Republicans have revealed their 142-page Better Care Reconciliation Act, the unawaited sequel to the House Republicans’ American Health Care Act, itself a reboot of the Affordable Care Act. It’s kind of like the Transformers … Continue reading

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Entry 668: Maybe It Really is All a Game to Them

Last Wednesday America was introduced to yet another lunatic with a gun, and we were treated to a rare instance of bi-partisan accord in Congress when just about all of our elected representatives were able to agree that they didn’t … Continue reading

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Entry 661: Totally Trumpian

The headline read: “Trump’s budget to include draconian cuts in major area.” I hate click bait headlines. They make me feel manipulated. In this case, I simply refused to click through for the answer to the obvious question: “Is there … Continue reading

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Entry 660: Only 1,260 Days Left to Go

In his first few months in office, President Trump has exhibited many of the traits that are the hallmarks of successful chief executives. Among them: Firing people who don’t agree with him. Playing lots of golf. Recognizing that, no matter … Continue reading

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BONUS POST: He’s an Impeach of a Guy

There has been a lot of chatter lately about impeaching the President. In fact, according to Public Policy Polling, 48% of Americans would like President Trump to be impeached. That’s actually a higher percentage of the American public than voted … Continue reading

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Entry 638: The Checks Are in the Mail. So Are the Balances.

If there’s one thing we all remember of what we learned in school about the U.S. government, it’s the phrase “checks and balances.” Also, the chuckle we enjoyed when we first heard the name “Millard Fillmore.” Our Founding Fathers created … Continue reading

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Entry 636: What Does the Pope Know?

Mark’s Note: With leading biologists and ecologists gathering this week for a conference at The Vatican, President Trump asked Scott Pruitt, his pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency, to write a rebuttal to whatever scientific hokum comes out of … Continue reading

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