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
The nonstop soap opera that is a Republican monopoly over the legislative and executive branches unable to get out of its own way only adds fuel to the fire, while at the same time exacerbating further anger and frustration.
Lance Simmens: Mr. Trump, leave the hard stuff to the professionals and stay on the golf course. In other words, STFU!
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.