Federal Spending

Trump cancels pay raise for federal workforce, saving taxpayers $25 billion

By Dan Calabrese Most organizations that are $20 trillion in the red – OK, there are no other organizations that are $20 trillion in the red – but most who are bleeding cash wouldn’t even

Judicial Activism

Trump outpacing the last 6 Presidents in terms of judicial appointments – by a wide margin

By Robert Laurie Obviously, conservatives are fond of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch. So far, they also like Brett Kavanaugh, whose confirmation hearings start next week. Voters like myself, who may not be particularly fond

Impeach Impeach Impeach!

ABC/WaPo poll: Americans want Congress to impeach Trump by 49-46 margin

By Dan Calabrese No, I don’t think this is an entirely accurate reflection of where the public is. But I also don’t think it should be lightly dismissed. The media have been beating into people’s

Energy Policy

Gusher: Houston-Galveston port now exporting more oil than it’s importing for first time

By Dan Calabrese Sometimes it makes sense to compromise in politics. Sometimes a deal is a good deal and you should take it, because the country will benefit from it. And one of the best

Obnoxiousness

Giant crying-baby Saidq Khan balloon being prepped in London

By Robert Laurie Remember the “giant” Trump-baby balloon that took to the very-low-altitude skies during the President’s UK visit this summer?  After months of hype the thing was revealed and it was, in a word,

MAGA!

Elizabeth Warren wants to make America great again – yes really

By Robert Laurie Once upon a time, America was a great place and we need to turn back the clock. MAGA! That’s the message from… Wait. This can’t be right. Elizabeth Warren? Yes, everyone’s favorite

Iran Nuclear Deal

UN: Hey, don’t worry, Iran is complying with the nuclear deal!

By Dan Calabrese It would be almost impossible for Iran not to be in compliance with it, because there’s almost nothing the agreement actually requires of them. They don’t have to submit to unannounced inspections.

Trump Being Trump

Beautiful: Trump calls Watergate self-legend Carl Bernstein a ‘degenerate fool,’ slams CNN lies

By Dan Calabrese If you don’t choose at this point to be entertained by all of this, I think you’re doing yourself a disservice. American politics has been beset long enough by its own sense

Economy

Dang: U.S. corporate profits up 16 percent in Q2 2018 compared with Q2 2017

By Dan Calabrese I suppose this won’t be considered happy news by the likes of Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders and Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez. But the rest of us should be thrilled about it. When corporate profits

Hillary

Whoa: Chinese hacked Hillary’s schlock, homebrew e-mail server and got a copy of every message on it

By Dan Calabrese Remember, she was Secretary of State at the time. Remember, there was classified material on the server, in spite of her lying and claiming there wasn’t. And remember, China is not our