Archive for National Politics

Stephanie Grace: In times of crisis, there’s no time to play politics with relief

We absolutely agree with Ms. Grace here.  However, keep it clean.  Don’t load it up with pork for other things.  Let’s not play – “Let’s Make A Deal.”  Now is not the time.  It is time to get the job done.

Harvey’s rains were still drenching Texas over the weekend, and people were still being pulled from flooded cars and homes. But already, politics was seeping into the official conversation.

First to speak was U.S. Rep. Peter King, a Republican from Long Island in New York, which took a blow from a storm named Sandy five years ago. On Twitter, King promised to vote for disaster aid for the areas decimated by the catastrophic flooding. But he also made sure to get in a dig at Texas U.S. Sen. and fellow Republican Ted Cruz.

“Ted Cruz & Texas cohorts voted vs NY/NJ aid after Sandy but I’ll vote 4 Harvey aid. NY wont abandon Texas. 1 bad turn doesnt deserve another,” he wrote in the first of several pointed tweets.

The squabbling was unseemly under the circumstances, but you can’t say it wasn’t timely.

Pressure mounts for state senator to resign after Trump assassination comment

Well Ms. Chappell-Nadal has gotten her fifteen minutes of fame.  The Missouri State Senator called for the assassination of a sitting US president and appears to see no wrong with this “free speech.”  I pose this simple question, “When a person calls for violence against another, do you deem this acceptable?”  Please think critically about this.

In this Sept. 10, 2014, file photo, Missouri state Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal speaks on the Senate floor in Jefferson City, Mo. (Photo: AP) After Democratic State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal said that she hoped President Trump was assassinated, many Missouri politicians, including Republican Gov. Eric Greitens, are calling for her removal from the legislature. In a Facebook comment that has since been deleted, Chappelle-Nadal wrote, […]

Bernie Sanders to push for government-funded healthcare and abolition of private insurance

Hmm, this has worked out so well before.  Please explain how this is going to work.  What happens when you run out of “Other People’s Money?”  I wish that critical thinking wasn’t dead.

Senator Bernie Sanders is relaunching his push for a government-funded healthcare system, but the move could further divide Democrats on a key issue as the party seeks to regain its footing at the state and national levels. While defending Obamacare – which Republicans unsuccessfully tried to dismantle in July – the Vermont independent who caucuses with the Democrats declared that […]