National Politics

Obsequious, Sycophant, and Fake Adulation describe First Full Cabinet Meeting

6 months ago Citizen#7 0
Obsequious means obedient or attentive to an excessive or servile degree. Sycophant means a person who acts obsequiously toward someone important in order to gain advantage. Adulation means excessive flattery or glorification. Does President Trump need or want the fake adulation, obsequious, sycophant Cabinet Members? It’s hard to watch the video without wondering about that Read More

Dude, Where’s My Party?

6 months ago Citizen#7 0
The big 3 of the 24/7 News, Fox, CNN, and MSNBC are missing something. 24/7 we are exposed to the latest Trump drama, conflict, misstep, etc. Pundits and politicians on both sides drone on incessantly in constant political Jiu Jitsu in an attempt to score points for their side. What’s missing is a clear, focused Read More

Understanding Trump Supporters

6 months ago Citizen#7 0
Trump supporters are people that love their country, and are hoping for a better future and believe that with President Trump they can get closer to the promise of the American Dream. How can they support Donald Trump given the voluminous number of lies, backtracking on campaign promises and more? The answer is something we Read More

The Economics of Failure

8 months ago Citizen#7 0
Secretary Mnuchin and chief economic advisor Gary Cohn (former President of Goldman Sachs) released a two page tax plan yesterday. When asked where the details were, they responded “they’re coming”. What’s clear is President Trump is following the same worn out and incorrect economic thinking employed by Ronald Regan and George Bush. Regan increased the Read More

There is No Planet B

8 months ago Citizen#7 0
Our planet is a lonely speck in the great enveloping cosmic dark. In our obscurity – in all this vastness – there is no hint that help will come from elsewhere to save us from ourselves. The Earth is the only world known, so far, to harbor life. There is nowhere else, at least in Read More

The US Congress is Guilty of Dereliction of Duty

8 months ago Citizen#7 0
Authorization of the Use of Military Force was not sought prior to President Trump’s strike in Syria. There seems to be a grey area around whether or not the President has the authority to unilaterally use military force without the consent of Congress. There are politicians on both sides. In 2013 President Obama sought out Read More

The Cost of Confusion

8 months ago Citizen#7 0
War in Iraq started March 20, 2003 and officially ended December 18, 2011. We still haven’t been able to extricate ourselves from the nation building of Iraq and have approximately 4, 087 troops currently fighting ISIS in Iraq and the number is creeping up. The cost of nation building in Iraq is $117,035 – per hour.  Read More

To Filibuster or not Filibuster, That Is The Question!!

8 months ago Citizen#7 0
Currently the 48 Democrats and 52 Republican Senators have a showdown this week. Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch is up for a vote. This is more or less the final chapter in the President Obama / Mitch McConnel / Merrick Garland / Harry Reid / Republican / Democrat Filibuster saga. Let’s start by clarifying what Read More

Your privacy has just been sold!

9 months ago Citizen#7 0
Last week the US. Senate voted to repeal the Telecommunications Act of 1996 and Federal Communications Commission’s 2016 broadband privacy rules giving consumers the power to choose how their ISPs use and share their personal data to ISPs. The vote was down party lines. The repeal was authored by Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ). Sen. Flake Read More