So, there was this from the President of the United States Why is the United States Post Office, which is losing many billions of dollars a year, while charging Amazon and others so little to deliver their packages, making Amazon richer and the Post Office dumber and poorer? Should be charging MUCH MORE! — Donald […]
Via the NYT: Write-In Results From Alabama Senate Race Are In. And They’re Downright Weird. What do Robert E. Lee, SpongeBob SquarePants, Nick Saban, Jesus Christ and George C. Wallace have in common? They, like Roy Moore, will not be the next Senator from the state of Alabama. (And, really, if JC can take the hint, Moore […]
Via the BBC: Iran cities hit by anti-government protests. Anti-government demonstrations that began in one city on Thursday have now spread to several major cities in Iran. Large numbers are reported to have turned out in Rasht, in the north, and Kermanshar, in the west, with smaller protests in Shiraz, Isfahan and Hamadan. The protests began […]
Via the NYT: Italy’s President Dissolves Parliament and Officially Opens Election Season. The countdown to Europe’s next pivotal election began on Thursday, when Italy’s president dissolved the Parliament and effectively opened the campaign for the first national elections in five years, scheduled for March 4. The move by President Sergio Mattarella now places Italy’s always tumultuous politics […]
Roy Moore continues to think that he is special.
Roy Moore isn’t giving up, but he can’t stop the inevitable.
Three U.S. cities are suing the Federal Government over the failure to properly report military convictions to the national gun background check database.
Via the NYT, Measles Deaths Fall to a Record Low Worldwide: For the first time in history, annual deaths around the globe from measles have fallen below 100,000, the World Health Organization announced this year. As recently as the 1980s, measles killed 2.6 million people a year. The decline — a public health triumph, as measles has […]
The battle for control of the Virginia House of Delegates remains up in the air as both sides continue to dispute the outcome in one district.
An increasing number of businesses are refusing to accept cash as payment, that raises some interesting social and legal issues.
Late yesterday, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling striking down the latest version of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban.
Via WaPo: It’s ‘very gold’: The presidential coin undergoes a Trumpian makeover. For two decades, the commander in chief has doled out distinguished-looking coins as personal mementos. Now, the presidential “challenge coin” has undergone a Trumpian transformation. The presidential seal has been replaced by an eagle bearing President Trump’s signature. The eagle’s head faces right, not left, […]
A Judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit against the President based on two provisions of the Constitution that had never been ruled on before.
Earlier this week, Matthew Peterson, who was nominated for a position on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after a particularly embarrassing appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee, withdrew his nomination rather than face certain rejection. This led to speculation about how the Trump Administration could improve its judicial nomination process. One New York […]
New York Knicks Center Enes Katner is at the center of an international legal dispute for speaking out against the President of Turkey.
Mississippi Senator Thad Cochran may leave his post as Chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, and possibly the Senate as well, next month: Sen. Thad Cochran, chairman of the powerful Appropriations Committee, hasn’t presided over a hearing since early September. The Mississippi Republican has not given a speech on the Senate floor all year, and he’s […]
Ending any speculation that he was going to change his mind, Minnesota Senator Al Franken has announced that he will be leaving the Senate effective on January 2nd: Al Franken will resign from the Senate on Jan. 2, his office said Wednesday, ending any uncertainty over whether he would reverse course after announcing earlier this […]
Via FNC: Hillary Clinton popularity hits all-time low, poll shows. Seeing the headline generated two thoughts almost simultaneously. First, the Fox New obsession with HRC is just weird. Second, who cares? Of course, it is weird for a losing candidate to continue to see numbers like this fall. I honestly wonder how much of it is people […]
A new poll shows President Trump losing to a “Generic Democrat.” This poll means nothing.
After nearly twenty years, the Republican domination of the Virginia House of Delegates came to an end thanks to a single vote.
Republicans passed their tax bill yesterday. What that means for the economy and the 2018 midterms is another question.
As we near the end of the year, the President’s job approval numbers remain at historically low levels, and there’s no sign that they’ll improve in 2018.
Report that President Trump considered withdrawing the Gorsuch nomination are another sign of his unhealthy obsession with pledges of loyalty from people who have no business giving it to him.
My latest for The National Interest, “How Trump’s National Security Strategy Breaks with the Past,” has posted.
Two months after a referendum that supported independence from Spain, Catalan voters head to the polls for a new round of parliamentary elections that remain up in the air.
A Trump judicial nominee who could not answer basic legal questions in a hearing last week has withdrawn his nomination, but this is likely to happen again unless the Administration fixes some obvious flaws in its selection process.
Federal Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski is resigning immediately after a barrage of sexual harassment allegations.
Some Democratic Senators are suggesting that Al Franken should reconsider his decision to resign from the Senate.
Once again, tax “reform” won’t make it easier to prepare or file tax returns.
Meet Matthew Peterson, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia who apparently doesn’t know much about trials.
The NYT has a useful, comparative break-down: What’s in the Final Republican Tax Bill.
The final version of the tax bill appears to be on track for passage, but the devil is in the details.
With the results from Alabama. the GOP faces a hard road ahead defending its majority in the Senate.
As he nears the one-year anniversary of his Inauguration, President Trump is getting increasingly bad reviews from the public.
Roy Moore’s loss in Alabama is bringing out into the open a civil war that has been going on for seven years now.