Category Archives: President

Catch 22

In Joseph Heller’s novel, everything that sounds good has a catch that means it is too good to be true, at least for you. Politics is like that; here are some examples:     The President can be impeached, but … Continue reading

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Militarism

We have the greatest military in the world…We have given them total authorization…If you look at what’s happened over the last eight weeks and compare that really with what’s happened over the last eight years, you’ll see there’s a tremendous … Continue reading

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Advice and Consent

He shall have the Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate…–Constitution Article II, Section 2 Brian Leiter is a professor at the University of Chicago Law School. In the Washington Post he writes: Given the complexity … Continue reading

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How to Spot Fake News

Carolyn Thompson, in an article written for the Associated Press, advises on how to spot fake news. Here are her suggestions: Consider where it was first published? Is there a source? Is the source reliable? Has it been “fact checked?” … Continue reading

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White House Correspondents’ Association

In early 1914, the White House announced that Woodrow Wilson would hold a series of regularly scheduled press conferences. To the dismay of career White House reporters, whispers swirled that a congressional committee would determine which journalists deserved invitations. Eleven … Continue reading

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Must we live with President Trump for four years?

Must we live with President Trump for at least four years? Most likely we must. Brian Dickerson discusses this at length in the Detroit Free Press article cited.   Here are some unlikely possibilities: Impeachment Twenty-fifth Amendment Resignation Impeachment is … Continue reading

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Reed Lauds White House Efforts to Bolster US Manufacturing

“Listening is always the right thing to do …”–Tom Reed    (Tom would do well to practice what he preaches.) Reed Fights for Jobs Tom wrote: Tom Reed continued his fight for U.S. manufacturing jobs and his commitment to working … Continue reading

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