Every candidate for office makes promises. Only the truly ignorant attempt to keep each and every one once elected. There is a learning curve in politics. Many Republican leaders acknowledged that in the aftermath of each presidential faux pas made in the early days of the Trump administration. After the president put our relationship with fellow NATO members in jeopardy last year, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he was “willing to kind of chalk that up to a rookie mistake.” Speaker Paul Ryan was quick to excuse the president for his interactions with, and subsequent firing of, former FBI Director James Comey. Ryan said, President Trump was “new at… Read More

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is out for bear. California Bear. Many believe the AG’s lawsuit over sanctuary cities in the state is one more politically-motivated attempt to prolong his life in office. Sen. Kamala Harris responded to the lawsuit by saying, “The Attorney General is playing politics with an important issue and has put a target on California’s back.” The senator is not entirely correct. While politics does come into play, AG Sessions has a philosophy. He has an ideology. He has long been anti-immigrant, especially when it comes to those whose color does not match his own. AG Sessions’s lawsuit is just the latest evidence of his perspective on… Read More

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), the unintelligent Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, continues to pose a clear and present danger to America. Nunes babbles on, divulging delicate information and claiming there is no evidence to support a Russian plot to influence the 2016 presidential election and American public opinion in general despite every intelligence agency, the Justice Department, and the FBI concluding that Russian interference did, indeed, occur and is likely taking place right now with the intention of disrupting this November’s election. Nunes’s ongoing leaks of private communications and top secret intel continue with the tacit approval of his patron saints in the House, Speaker Paul… Read More

Emotionally-charged responses to the recent shooting in Parkland have demonstrated how polarized Americans are over gun control. Emails have poured in from people on both sides of the issue. One reader, a staunch supporter of the 2nd Amendment, included a link to an article that noted “the number of teens who are dying or being injured as a result of texting while driving has skyrocketed as mobile device technology has advanced.” The subject is worth exploring because there are some correlations. According to The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, legislators in 47 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have passed laws that prohibit texting while driving. Despite… Read More