Category Archives: Trump

What might have been

“For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: ‘It might have been!’”–Whittier It became necessary to destroy the town to save it.–Reported from Bến Tre in Viet Nam by Peter Arnett in 1968. From thousands … Continue reading

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Health Insurance

Liberals rage against the Trump-Ryan plan for a lot of reasons, but most of it boils down to anger that fewer people will have coverage. Conservatives are raging too, because, as Kentucky Senator Paul put it, Congress’s proposal will “do … Continue reading

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Korea

The policy of strategic patience has ended. –Secretary of State Rex Tillerson Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un are both unpredictable and therefore dangerous. Rex Tillerson is new to his job. Tillerson says US policy has failed in Korea, but I … Continue reading

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Healthcare politicized

My job is not to worry about those people  (the 47 percent of Americans he thought were likely to vote for Barack Obama).  I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives.–Mitt Romney (How people … Continue reading

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GOP stumbles over healthcare and falls

…, we have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.–Nancy Pelosi (see the citation for the context of Pelosi’s oft quoted remark) I have no problem with people saying Obama cares. I do … Continue reading

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Bad bills have smelly consequences

In 2011, Tom Reed opposed funding needed sewers because the work was on the Mexican side of the border. The consequences affect the California side–now sewage in the Tijuana River is a problem in Southern California. …. In 2013, Tom … 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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