I’m writing this shortly after Kevin McCarthy failed for the second time to receive enough votes to become speaker of the House. While I fully expect McCarthy will end the day as speaker of the House, his failures and the concessions the hard right is getting from him demonstrate how weak the squad and the… Continue reading McCarthy’s Struggles Highlight Squad Weakness
As you will see, Pelosi represents a very wealthy district. With that wealth, comes very few people living without insurance and a poverty level far below the national average. The reality that Pelosi represents a district with a demographic profile much more befitting of a Republican is why she governs from the right. The speaker… Continue reading Pelosi Represents her District
The verdict for this episode is: since they are Democrats, House progressives will not use the power they have. In this episode, I discuss how House progressives could remove Pelosi choose the next speaker, and get real benefits for using their power to choose the next speaker. I also discuss why this option is much… Continue reading House Progressives Could Choose the Speaker
The verdict for this episode is: Congress has once again failed the American people. In this episode, I discuss how the bill being sold by Nancy Pelosi and House Democrats fails America. Topics covered include: the tying of benefits to inadequate testing; cutting people’s pay because they need to care for someone who is sick;… Continue reading Coronavirus and Politics
I have been very critical of Robert Muller. I shared my thoughts on Muller’s report. Yesterday, I wrote questions I wanted to see Muller answer today. With as much as I have read about, listened to, and thought about Muller and his report, I would have never imagined his testimony going the way it did.
We are hours away from Robert Muller testifying before the House intelligence and judiciary committees. Even though Muller doesn’t want to testify, and he pledges to stay within the confines of his report, tomorrow’s testimony is critical.
This version of news updates has stories on adding a citizenship question to the census, pay for the women’s soccer team, the legality of the Affordable Care Act, and Iran enriching uranium.
We have to begin by making one thing that should be obvious but apparently isn’t clear: criticizing Israel doesn’t make someone antisemitic. Israel is a government. It does not represent all Jewish people. Questioning governmental policy shouldn’t be seen as attacking an entire religion.
Today’s news updates are: gassing people at the border; the Trump administration tells the truth about climate change; and Nancy Pelosi’s progressive support.
A 7-8-year-old white woman who lobbies Wall Street for cash and whose politics trend toward the center doesn’t embody today’s Democratic Party. Still, the House should be led by Speaker Pelosi in January. The idea of Pelosi returning to the speakership comes with the following caveat.