Little hope for success for a gridlocked Congress

With just two weeks before lawmakers' sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed

Little hope for success for a gridlocked Congress

A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation’s immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it’s time to see whether it can just do the basics. With just two weeks before lawmakers’ sacrosanct August break, progress is decidedly mixed on several must-pass items […]

Political parties? We don’t need no stinkin’ political parties

Too often, debates focus too much on the hyperbole that controls political agendas and are, sadly, a regurgitation of "talking points" and "spin" of one political party or the other.

Political parties? We don’t need no stinkin’ political parties

Always happens.  I write something that raises the question of misdeeds or dishonesty of an elected official I get accused of being a member of the “other party.” Recent pieces about the many problems and failures of Obamacare brought several sharply worded replies that claimed I was a “right winger” or “part of the Republican […]