The midterm election political ads write themselves. Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and House Republicans taking a victory lap in the White House Rose Garden celebrating a singular vote for taking away health care from millions of Americans while giving a gigantic tax cut to the very wealthiest. No matter that the bill the passed has […]
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It can’t get much uglier. New revenue projections show the state of Connecticut is currently on course to have a $5 billion budget deficit in 2018-19. Yes, that only happens if no action is taken but it’s a daunting number nonetheless. Meanwhile, legislative Democrats and Republicans joust over optics, tweets who has or hasn’t come […]
Thoughts piling on the desk while I try to figure out what that whole Pokeman Go thing was about…It’s the Hanging Shad’s “Apropos of Nothing.” 1. Too Harsh? I’m told my column on Ivanka Trump was a bit tough. Maybe so. But “Take Your Child to Work Day” was Thursday. In President Trump’s case, isn’t […]
The Democratic Party in this country is currently in the wilderness. After getting an old fashioned ass-whooping in the 2016 election, the party is looking to regroup and reassert its relevance. But none of that can when the party that purports to deplore litmus tests (think Supreme Court nominees) is using such a test of […]
By almost all accounts, Ivanka Trump is a thoughtful and welcomed dissenting opinion in her father’s White House. She certainly is a successful businesswoman who at least claims to be moving the presidential needle when it comes to women’s issues. Yet with revelations of near slave labor in the Chinese factory where clothes for her […]
Does the first 100 days of a presidency mean anything? For Donald Trump the answer is no—it’s an arbitrary number that means nothing. Unless of course he is able to somehow get a budget passed, cobble together a repeal and replace of Obamacare, or both. Then it’s an important date that shows how well an […]