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Trump’s business of government

Trump’s business of government

The White House has announced that Trump will name his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, to run a new Office of American Innovation designed to infuse fresh thinking into Washington and help make government work more like a business.




Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Obamacare survives; Trump whines; Republicans bleed

Last week President Donald Trump tried to bully recalcitrant members of his own party into approving a bill that would repeal Obamacare and replace it with almost nothing. It didn’t work. The biggest losers were Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan.




Trump’s approval rating drops to new low of 36%

Trump’s approval rating drops to new low of 36%

President Donald Trump’s job approval rating fell to 36% for the three-day period of March 24-26, following Republican House leaders’ failed effort to pass a new healthcare bill that would have replaced the Affordable Care Act.




Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years of Republican bluster and bluff fail to undo Obamacare

Eight years. That’s the amount of time Republicans had to come up with a better plan to replace the one President Barack Obama presented and passed. Instead, the Affordable Health Care for America Act — from here on in known as the first version of ‘TrumpDoesn’tCare’ — went down in flames last week.




Ayn Rand, not Jesus, is the moral guide for today’s Republican Party

Ayn Rand, not Jesus, is the moral guide for today’s Republican Party

As we watch the Republican Party engage in an orgy of greed in Washington it is important to understand where their moral compass points if we are to engage them effectively. Ultimately they will pay lip-service to Christianity, but the reality is that the objectivist libertarian Ayn Rand is the lodestar for their worldview.




A sociopath in the White House

A sociopath in the White House

One thing that can be said about our current commander-in-chief is that he rarely listens. Not to anyone, or almost. Can such a person love his nation, his fellow citizens, the people of the nations of the world that are so strongly affected by the policies of this country?




The two sides of the coin

The two sides of the coin

When I read the news that the Republicans have a plan that will result in 52 million Americans losing their health insurance by 2026, I was struck by panic. Old age is inevitable; health deteriorates, also inevitable. What happens if I don’t have a steady job and a health insurance policy supplied by someone else, or if I don’t have sufficient income to afford one?




CBO: 14 million would lose health insurance next year under ‘Trumpcare’

CBO: 14 million would lose health insurance next year under ‘Trumpcare’

According to a Congressional Budget Office projection, 14 million fewer people would have health insurance next year alone. Premiums would be 15 percent to 20 percent higher in the first year compared with the Affordable Care Act.




Killing the dream—twice

Killing the dream—twice

The current crusade—by a lily-white Trump administration and a nearly as uniformly white Republican Congress—to eradicate the political legacy and besmirch the persona of the nation’s sole black president amounts to a second, more symbolic but not less real, assassination.




Engagement versus estrangement

Engagement versus estrangement

Congressman James Comer, a first-term Republican from Kentucky, just returned from a five-day trip to Cuba on a fact-finding delegation. His office released a statement about the trip: “Congressman Comer strongly supports lifting the current trade embargo on Cuba.”




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