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!
Lance Simmens: Through his 70 years on this Earth has Trump not at least considered the idea of a catastrophic misuse of such tremendous destructive power and how it would render all prospects of making money obsolete.
Lance Simmens: The petulance and outright hostility that the President-elect has shown for our system of governance ought to incite patriots along the ideological continuum from left to right, conservative to liberal.
Lance Simmens: While tactically Trump’s version of overkill and bullying may bludgeon even a conservative Congress into choosing only so many fights, hence allowing many unacceptable candidates and policy positions a free pass, the nation and the world is destined to become a darker place.