Arguing that someone’s position is hypocritical is quite common. There are many opportunities for pointing out hypocrisy in public figures, as positions seem to readily change based on individual or party interests. There are times when the hypocrite label is unwarranted, such as if someone changes a position based on newly acquired information that indicates … More Hypocrisy is a Bad Argument
It has been an interesting week. While there were no shortage of complaints or accusations about President Trumps activities and affiliations previously (such as refusal to release tax returns, refusal divest interests including a DC hotel that foreign dignitaries have commented that it would be rude not to stay in, appointing family to key positions … More Does Donald Trump Even Want to be President? Part Two: Appearance of Impropriety
President Trump has fired FBI Director James Comey, “effective immediately,” as reported by the New York Times and other news outlets. This is an interesting move. The NY Times reports: Memos released by the White House show that Rod J. Rosenstein, the newly sworn-in deputy attorney general, recommended that Mr. Comey be fired over how … More “You’re Fired”
The House of Representatives approved their version of the AHCA bill this week. The next step is consideration in the Senate. There has already been a great deal of discussion about the bill and the assertions underpinning it. Politifact offers a consolidated look at some claims made by opponents of the PPACA, which largely don’t … More American Healthcare Act
I don’t know exactly what the verbiage for the “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty” executive order yet looks like. But, The Nation provided what they claimed was a leaked draft of the proposed order in February. The link will take you to the verbiage of the document, as it was understood in February, as … More “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty”
In the fist 100 days, our President has done very little of what he promised. He has done very little of anything, in fact. In some ways this is disappointing. While I do not subscribe to apparels to nationalism, and certainly not to the more bigoted and misogynistic statements made by the POTUS and key … More 100 Days
All of the talk concerning the North Korea crisis seems to be centered on China and the US. Where is South Korea in all of this and how does their very turbulent government transition impact their ability to influence an outcome? … More Will the real South Korea please stand up?
Originally posted on AS I SEE IT:
If one were to use sporting terms, 2016/2017 has been an immensely worrying – albeit interesting – season of politics. All suggested that it would be the season of the ‘people’, of the left-behind working man, that at its center would be the battle between the forgotten and…
Originally posted on In Others' Words…:
When the axe came into the forest, the trees said, ‘The handle is one of us.’ Ancient Proverb The above quote is usually associated with a fable. There’s a Turkish version and a Macedonian version. Aesop penned one. Sometimes it’s called the Woodsman and the Trees, sometimes it’s called…
In the simplest of terms, No…Aggression is not the way to get what you want from North Korea. North Korea has been actively pursuing and developing their nuclear weapons capability for at least the last 15 years. The whole reason for this is to make the US come to the bargaining table and deal with … More Is aggression the best way to deal with North Korea?