Category: Politics

Trump And Charlottesville And White Supremacists

Despite being President of the United States, and therefore theoretically representing the interests of ALL Americans, Donald J. Trump has never stood up for populations of Americans who have been attacked: Defying years of tradition, Trump did not recognize June 2017 as LGBT Pride Month. Trump didn’t recognize Jews — the targets of the Nazi campaign of extermination — in…

Texas GOP and Its Anti-Homosexuality Party Platform Plank

The following Texas Republican Party platform language¬†was adopted at the Texas GOP convention the week of June 2, 2014. It¬†reads like something straight out of the late 1950s or very early 1960s: “Homosexuality must not be presented as an acceptable alternative lifestyle, in public policy, nor should family be redefined to include homosexual couples. We believe there should be no…

Congressional Budget Office and the Minimum Wage

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a report regarding the possible impact of raising the minimum wage on employment. In its report, the CBO also concluded that job losses “could be higher or lower” than the 500,000 number cited in the headline. The keyword in the headline and sprinkled throughout the CBO report is “could.” Tomorrow 10 million people…

Congressional Inaction and Low Poll Ratings

With polls indicating that Congressional approval ratings were in the single digits in early December 2013, it would likely help Speaker Boehner to understand that preventing development of regulation and blocking the President’s agenda, which the majority of Americans support, are not accomplishments. Preventing things from happening is not action, it’s inaction. And inaction is not what the American people…