Lance Simmens: Chuck Grassley is an ignoramus, and Lindsey Graham and Bill Cassidy are political drug dealers willing to numb their Republican colleagues with lies and deception.
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Lance Simmens: Where racism exists, violence inevitably follows, with Charlottesville being only the latest sorry chapter in a continuing narrative that highlights its ugly persistence.
Lance Simmens: Making America Great Again means entertaining support from white supremacists, neo-Nazi’s, the Ku Klux Klan, the survivalist movement, vigilante militias, and it is all neatly packaged in a spiffy new advertising meme labelled the alt-right.
Lance Simmens: In the fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants, frenetic, and combustible nature of his campaign he was essentially telegraphing his governing philosophy, even if he didn’t know he had one.
Lance Simmens: If the Republican Party collectively does not take action to excise this curse from the body politic we may find ourselves in a situation where the consequences are irreparable.
Lance Simmens: Forget the swamp, forget forget the wall, and being sick of winning, we are enmeshed in a hopelessly divided nation run by corrupt officials who care more about power than party
Lance Simmens: Mr. Trump, leave the hard stuff to the professionals and stay on the golf course. In other words, STFU!
Lance Simmens: It is only a matter of time before President Trump will be confronted with a bona fide emergency that will require a sophisticated, coordinated, and professional set of political judgments and technical assessments that would test the most dedicated leader.
Lance Simmens: One of the most lasting acts of love our Baby Boom generation can show Millennials is to impress upon them how important the franchise of voting is to their and their neighbors’ well-being.
Lance Simmens: Our peripatetic cheerleader-in-chief swings wildly at pitches both inside and outside the strike zone and cannot distinguish between a fastball and a knuckler.
Lance Simmens: Watching Hatch puncture procedural precedent and ram through two questionable nominations yesterday was a sad reminder of the destructive element that blind polarization and dogmatic politicization render.
Lance Simmens: We are entering a period where enlightenment and progress will be viewed with great suspicion and likely disdain.
Lance Simmens: Here we are debating whether our national intelligence apparatus is more or less reliable and believable than Julian Assange!