As the fortunes of the President—political if not financial—continue to spiral out of control, VP Pence has played little more of a role than Curly to the President’s Moe.
Rest assured that those who have disfigured our health care system can enjoy their 15 minutes of fame as the Pyrrhic victory will prove as illusory as the demented claims that it will actually foster both accessibility and affordability.
o I find myself both obsessing over and demonizing Donald Trump in what I fear is a self-defeating and mentally unhealthy way. What is it about this individual that forces me to reflect deeply upon what my experience and intellect has taught me all these years about what is righteous and good? Maybe it is […]
We have a President who is seeing basic things for the first time, and the most basic thing he is seeing is that the world is a complex organism with complicated moving parts that require delicate fine tuning and seemingly counterintuitive logic at times.
One explanation is that he is a creature of television and learning about atrocities and injustice via the boob tube had a profound effect upon his thinking, and I use that term advisedly.
ne of the most fascinating and enduring consequences of the American form of representative democracy has been the strength of its governmental institutions
Even after Congress tinkers with the draconian cuts envisioned in this incomplete, incompetent, and incomprehensible blueprint that reveals in simplistic fashion the lack of seriousness exhibited by our pinheaded president, the damage will be significant.
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!