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Will Boehner’s actions match his words?

January 6, 2015 by


One final post before we head south for vacation. The House returned from its vacation today amid hopes that this will  be the year Congress embraces civility,  pushes past gridlock and has a more productive session. Just perhaps members can

OK Congress, show us you’re changing your tune

January 5, 2015 by


We hear that frigid temperatures are coming so we’re hightailing it out of town for winter vacation. It’s a good time because the new Congress will be in session tomorrow and we want to give them some time to demonstrate that they intend to come together and be

New poll finds politicians are nation’s biggest problem

January 2, 2015 by


It’s a great sign. The American public is saying they know the dysfunction in Washington is real. Aware enough to label it their number one concern. It’s a Gallup poll released today on what we think are the nation’s biggest problems. Number one:

Threats to veto, but some compromise is inevitable (please, please, please)

December 29, 2014 by


We’re hoping for the best when Congress reconvenes though with the Republicans in charge of both houses of Congress and a Democrat as president, there’s reason for concern. However it can’t be as

Congress did accomplish something in 2014

December 26, 2014 by


So it’s not all bad, the record of our Washington legislators. One big thing,  they managed to pass a budget to fund the federal government through next September. Only the Department of Homeland Security is not included. This means there will be

Gun deaths today: Were there background checks?

December 15, 2014 by


Did the killers go through any background checks when they bought their guns? We haven’t seen anything about that so far but we’re guessing they’ll be information about that quickly after the Pennsylvania suspect is caught.

Sunday talk shows validate the futility of arguing the torture report

December 14, 2014 by


From everywhere, it seems, many officials and military are expressing their view on the value of the report on torture issued by a Senate committee last week. Opinions differ greatly on how accurate it is. It became obvious very quickly

The furor over the torture report shows politics at a low point

December 10, 2014 by


We thought it couldn’t get much lower. The 6,000-page torture report covering mainly the Iraq and Afghanistan wars during the Bush administration was highly critical of the CIA. But the failure

Release of torture report risky move

December 8, 2014 by


Risky by the Senate and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) in particular. She (pictured) led the chamber’s investigation and has pushed for the release. But the big concern is for the welfare of Americans.

If Boehner fell, would Reid go to help him, and vice-versa?

December 2, 2014 by


Why do we ask? Because with the way most politicians in Washington fail to deal with each other in a productive way, paralyzed by partisanship, it just seems like this is not an outrageous question. Maybe they would learn from this example from

Shocker: Congressional leaders to seek funds on TV’s Shark Tank

November 28, 2014 by


Well, not really. Not yet, anyway. But what if they did? If you’ve watched the ABC and CNBC program Shark Tank, do you think this post has it about right? (Photo of the most frequent Sharks, clockwise from top left, Daymond John, Barbara Corcoran, Robert Herjavec, Lori Greiner, Kevin O’Leary and Mark Cuban) Speaker of […]

We’re ready to be disgusted by the immigration issue

November 19, 2014 by


Oh my goodness. We’ve already noted that many in Congress seem to have not noted that voters,  just over two weeks ago,  registered their disdain for the extent politics, rather than productivity and basic civility


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