Donald Trump, Joseph McCarthy, And Profiles In Republican Cowardice

Much like it did during the McCarthy Era, the Republican Party has to decide what side of history it wishes to be on. The right side, or the wrong side.

Republicans Think They Can Win Back The House By Focusing On The Deficit And Health Care

Despite having utterly mishandled both areas when they actually held power, Republicans think they can win back the House of Representatives by focusing on the budget deficit and health care reform.

Trump ObamaCare Reversal Overruled AG and HHS Secretary

The decision to hand Democrats a victory and step on the good news from the Mueller report apparently came from the very top.

“Subtract [Trump] from that equation…the numbers go up dramatically.”

As I have repeatedly noted: Trump is the leader of the Republican Party.

The Midterm Storm Clouds Are Gathering For The GOP

With just over six months to go before the 2018 elections, the storm clouds are starting to gather for the Republican Party.

Republicans Are Failing The Profiles In Courage Test

Profiles in courage? With Republicans in the Trump Era, it’s more like profiles in cowardice.

States Renew An Old Argument Against Obamacare

A group of twenty states have revived an old argument to mount a new legal challenge to the Affordable Care Act.

Republicans Give Up On Repealing Obamacare

After spending much of 2017 trying to do it, Republicans are giving up on any effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act before the midterms.

Mitch McConnell’s Shutdown

Both #TrumpShutdown and #SchumerShutdown put the blame in the wrong place.

House Passes Tax Reform Bill On Party-Line Vote

House Republicans passed their tax reform bill. That was the easy part.

Senate Tax Plan Will Include Provision To Eliminate Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

For some reason, Senate Republicans want to attach a bad health care reform idea onto an already controversial tax reform bill.

Donald Trump Is A Culture Warrior, Not A President

Donald Trump’s entire modus operandi involves pushing divisive cultural hot buttons.

Republicans On Capitol Hill Admitting Defeat On Health Care Reform

At least for now, Republicans seem to be giving up on repealing and replacing the PPACA. That’s not going to make the base happy.

Is Roy Moore’s Victory The Opening Battle In A Republican Civil War?

Roy Moore’s victory in Alabama is raising fears of a wider battle in the Republican Party heading into 2018.

Senate Cancels Vote On Graham-Cassidy Health Care Reform Bill

What was essentially the final effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act is officially dead.

Latest Effort To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Affordable Care Act Basically Dead

The latest effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act appears to be dead.

Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill Likely Dead As McCain Announces Opposition

The GOP’s effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act appears to suffer a fatal blow as Senator John McCain announced his opposition to what is the last gasp of that effort in the Senate.

Fate Of Latest Attempt To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare Remains Unclear

Senate Republicans have ten days to act on their last-ditch attempt to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare, and it’s not at all clear if they have the votes to do so.

Senate Republicans Considering One Last Effort To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare

Senate Republicans are considering one more last-ditch effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act.

More on Trump as Independent

Independents don’t seek to shape party nominations.

Republicans Have Lost The Gamble They Took On Donald Trump

Republicans on Capitol Hill and elsewhere were gambling when they lined up behind Donald Trump. So far, they’ve lost.

Senate Republicans Accept Defeat On Obamacare ‘Repeal And Replace’

The effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act is dead for now.

The Problem With The Trump White House is Donald Trump, Not Steve Bannon

The problem with the Trump White House is the man who sits behind the Resolute Desk.

Americans Want Congress To Move On From Trying To ‘Repeal And Replace’ Obamacare

A new poll shows that most Americans want Republicans want to move on from their failed effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act.

Senate Once Again Fails On Health Care Reform

Seven years of rhetoric on health care reform ended early this morning with a narrow vote on a bill that even Republicans didn’t really support.

Senate Votes To Proceed On Health Care Bill That Doesn’t Exist Yet

In a vote close enough to require the Vice-President to cast a tie-breaking vote, the Senate voted to proceed to debate on a health care bill even though nobody seems to know what bill they’ll ultimately be voting on.

Senate To Move Ahead On Health Care Reform Votes That Seem Unlikely To Succeed

The Senate isn’t giving up in its efforts to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act, despite the fact that it seems clear that the votes aren’t there.

Senate GOP’s Plan C On Health Care Dies In Less Than A Day

What looks like it will be the Senate GOP’s last effort on the issue of health care reform died less than a day after being put on the table.

McConnell Pulls The Plug On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

With the defection of two more Senators, the latest effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act has gone down in flames.

Americans Favor Obamacare Over GOP Replacements Two-To-One

New polling indicates that the Affordable Care Act has gained in popularity with the American public, while Republican reform efforts are viewed overwhelmingly negatively.

Senate Health Care Debate Delayed Due To McCain Surgery

With the fate of the Senate health care reform bill hanging in the balance, the Senate will delay consideration of the bill due to the unexpected absence of one Senator.

Challenges and Threats to Representative Government in the United States

Thoughts on the quality of our democracy.

Senate GOP Releases Revised Version Of Obamacare ‘Repeal And Replace’ Bill

Senate Republicans have introduced their latest version of a plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

Senate GOP Faces Another Make Or Break Week On Health Care Reform

The Senate GOP’s effort to ‘repeal and replace’ the Affordable Care Act is headed for a bumpy ride.

Senate Returns To Work No Closer To A Health Care Deal

The Senate is back from its recess, but no closer to a health care bill that has any realistic chance of passing.

GOP Senators Facing Health Care Blowback At Home

Senate Republicans are back home and hearing from their constituents on health care reform. It’s not going well for them.

Republican Health Care Chaos

The Senate left for vacation without a viable path forward on health care reform, and the road ahead seems treacherous and hard to navigate.

Most Americans Oppose The Senate’s Obamacare Replacement Bill

The GOP’s effort to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare faces another roadblock, namely the fact that the American public doesn’t support their replacement plan.

Senate GOP Delays Vote On Health Care Reform

A big setback for Republican efforts to ‘repeal and replace’ Obamacare.

CBO Score Casts Even More Doubt On Senate Health Care Reform Bill

Once again, a bad CBO score is casting doubt on a Republican health care reform bill.

Senate GOP Health Care Bill Faces Crucial Week, And Many Doubts

The Senate GOP health care reform care bill faces a crucial week, and things aren’t looking good.

Senate Republicans Release Health Care Plan That Could Already Be Dead On Arrival

Senate Republicans released their proposed health care plan this morning, but it could already be doomed.

It’s Looking More And More Like Congress Will Fail To “Repeal And Replace” Obamacare

Congress is running out of time in its effort to “repeal and replace” the Affordable Care Act.

The Trump White House Shake-Up Begins

The Trump White House loses ts first major staffer, and more are likely to come.

Congressional Budget Office Score Of Health Care Bill Is More Bad News For GOP

The latest CBO score for the American Health Care Act is bad news for Republicans.

Montana GOP House Candidate Charged With Assault After Body Slamming Reporter

The Republican candidate in today’s Special Election in Montana has been charged with assaulting a reporter.

Jeb Bush: I Told You So

Jeb Bush predicted that Donald Trump would preside over a “chaos Presidency,” and he was right.

Majority Of Americans Oppose Republican Health Care Bill According To New Poll

A new poll shows that a majority of Americans oppose the American Health Care Act.

Trump’s Job Approval Hits New Lows

Trump’s job approval numbers continue to sink.