A new weird correlation that Trump is drawing is between Russia and Iran. Allegedly Obama had a ‘double standard’ where he was harder on Iran than on Russia. I don’t know why our relationship with Iran needs to be run up against our relationship to Russia but this is what Trump is now doing. “President […]
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Until very recently, I tended to dismiss talk of 2020. As Joe Biden says, it’s’ impossible to know who it will be this early as it all depends on what the mood and desires of the Democratic base and voters are in 2019-2020. A very good friend of mine had been talking up Kirsten Gilibrand […]
That just floors me. So much of what Trump has done has been-oblique-particularly with his Muslim ban that how can you even know that? Doesn’t it depend on what we learn about the events surrounding both the crafting of this shameful ban and the reaction of the Administration to an order by a federal judge? […]
Resisting budding fascism is not for those easily discouraged. Tom Nichols totally missed the point on this one: “Still furious over the outcome of the election, Trump’s critics seize on every move as if there is a Watergate moment to be found if only they look hard enough. But even Nixon didn’t fall to a […]
It’s been inspiring to see as Democrats across the country are telling Dems to ‘just say no.’ http://www.commondreams.org/news/2017/01/30/latest-dem-lawmaker-forced-answer-constituents-failing-resist-trump You also see Dems across the country going to GOP Town Halls and giving them hell. http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article130781279.html The Tea Partier, Tom McCllintock couldn’t take the heat Saturday night. He got calls of ‘vote him out.’ Turns out […]
When He attacked that judge the other day he got himself in some legal hot water. Even Mitch McConnell had to criticize him and now his own SJC judicial nominee will be pushed to do the same. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/gorsuch-must-condemn-trumps-attack-on-a-judge.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region Now he’s also given himself a new nickname: a so-called President. But a new tweet of his […]
Trump stepped in it on a number of levels yesterday morning in calling the judge who blocked his Muslim ban a so-called judge. It now puts more pressure on Trump’s SJC nominee who will now be asked to criticize Trump’s attack on a federal judge. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/gorsuch-must-condemn-trumps-attack-on-a-judge.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region®ion=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region Asking Gorsuch to condemn Trump’s comments shouldn’t be that […]
In my last post I had a message for the pundits who are warning Democrats not to overdo their Trump opposition: the strong, fervent opposition to Trump is a feature not a bug. This is a good thing: “I was born a few years after the end of the Vietnam War, but never in my […]
I’ve noticed that there are some who keep warning the Democrats that they are overdoing their opposition to Trump they sound like Cassandra. Tom Nichols is a conservative who has been very critical of Trump. But he argues that liberals and the media have been too critical of Trump. “Constant panic undermines his critics and boosts his […]
I agree it’s a good exercise to look at many possibilities to expand your imagination in terms of where we’re going. “When faced with highly uncertain conditions, military units and major corporations sometimes use an exercise called scenario planning. The idea is to consider a broad range of possibilities for how the future might unfold […]
I'm Mike Sax and I'm a first time Congressional candidate for the NY 2nd Congressional District. Like many Americans after the November 8, 2016-a day that truly will live in infamy-I have decided to put my hat into the ring for the first time.