On Gorsuch, Democrats Reap What They’ve Sown

March 26, 2017 Now that the Democrats have announced their intention to filibuster Neil Gorsuch, one of the most qualified and non-filibuster worthy judges Trump could possibly have nominated, they committed most of their face time to argue how terrible and unthinkable it would be for the Republicans to invoke the so-called nuclear option.  Blatant…

The Death of the Mainstream Media

February 20, 2017 Over the past couple of years, I’ve noted how it is increasingly difficult to talk about the mainstream media, because there no longer is a mainstream media.  With the proliferation of internet news sources, not to mention the popularity of the unambiguously partisan Fox News and MSNBC, news sources have become increasingly…

Is Trump Scandal Proof

January 17, 2017 Last week, when Trump announced his plans to deal with conflicts of interest with regards to his business empire during his presidency, it was promptly criticized by ethics experts.  The media went nuts.  The nation shrugged.  This, along with a similar response to his refusal to release tax returns during his presidential…

Lessons from Sessions Confirmation

January 10, 2017 As hearings begin to confirm Jeff Sessions as Attorney General of the United States, it appears likely that his confirmation will be one of the most contentious, and for good reasons.  Sessions is one of Trump’s most hardline nominees, and is in a position where he could exercise the most influence, particularly…

On Bannon and Priebus

November 15, 2016 As the smoke clears from Donald Trump’s election, there is a lot for political observers to process, much of which is overlapping and difficult to separate out into coherent thoughts or articles.  Though Trump’s victory was always the less likely outcome, it was far from unforeseeable, at least for those taking an…

Brexit Sentiment and Donald Trump

October 30, 2016 Since June, many have drawn the connection between Brexit and the Donald Trump campaign.  Without going into the intricacies of this connection, suffice it to say that many of the same emotions, motivations, and underlying sentiments that led the United Kingdom out of the European Union have also led to the success…

Sean Hannity Sucks

October 24, 2016 Sean Hannity sucks.  I wanted a more eloquent, less juvenile opening line for this piece, but sometimes there is something to be said for bluntness.  For those who haven’t heard, Hannity recently took to twitter to defend WikiLeaks, including using the hashtag #freejulianassange, then responded with an embarrassing, childish twitter rant when…

Personality vs. Partisanship in Indiana

October 22, 2016 As voting habits grow increasingly partisan, it is fair to wonder how much people actually matter in the political process.  Does the campaign or the name on the ballot matter, or does it all boil down to fundamentals and the letter by the name?  With Hillary Clinton looking to be on the…

Where was the GOP?

October 9, 2016 As more and more Republicans express their outrage toward Donald Trump and seemingly concede the election to Clinton, it seems to me it is the Republican establishment that this anger ought to be directed toward.  I find it almost difficult to be angry with Trump, any more than I’d be mad at…