Shutdown it is

On the first anniversary of Trump’s reign, the government is closed for business. No one could reach a funding deal to keep it open, not even for in the short term. Blames couldn’t come fast enough. Is it about DACA or the wall? How we see this shutdown will determine which political party get to […]

Among Trump’s Forgotten Men

Carrier Corp. is an American company that specializes in making furnaces. It has two plants in Indiana. One is in the capital, Indianapolis, and the other is in Huntington, (near Fort Wayne). Back in November 2016, when Donald Trump had just won the elections, his team mobilized quickly to strike a deal with the company […]

Global popularity might not mean much for Trump

It’s not surprising to learn that a world-wide survey of 139 countries has the United States standing at 30 percent approval ratings, an 18-point drop from Obama’s final year. The current White House began its term with then-strategist Steve Bannon expressing intense animosity toward the “globalists.” The president got there by campaigning on the biggest […]

All the president’s liars

One week after the fallout, we still have no idea if President Trump actually asked, “Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?” Since reports of the president using racist remarks on Haiti and El Salvador first published, new details emerged claiming there were at least ten people the room. Almost […]

Can the Navy sails its ships?

When was the last time an arm-force branch faced questions so fundamental to its very competence? The U.S. Navy announced it would charge five officers responsible for two high-profile vessel collisions last year, “which investigators concluded were avoidable.” The individuals include Cmdr. Bryce Benson and Cmdr. Alfredo J. Sanchez, the former captains of the USS […]

Our president is racist

Trump’s contempt for ethnic minorities no longer debatable. During a closed-door meeting with some senators on the upcoming immigration bill, Trump asked why should the United States issue permanent visas to applicants from “shithole countries” instead of Norway. His comment denigrated entire countries like Haiti and El Salvador, and entire continent like Africa. It also […]

Will Trump plea the fifth?

Whether Trump colluded with the Russian government, we have to imagine the moment Robert Mueller’s team the president’s lawyers sit at the same table hashing out details of a formal meeting. What will the Mueller team ask? How would the White House response? Will the president be involved? Is it required of him? Months ago […]

Rep. Darrell Isa quietly retires

This year, Democrats need to win 25 seats to take back the House. Darrell Isa’s retirement makes the prospect easier now that the number of open seats goes up to 31. His retirement has been long expected given outcome of the 2016 election, where he barely eked out a 1600-vote lead. That year, the district […]

Long way down for Bannon

A bomb-thrower’s words have done him in. Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury, quoted Stephen K. Bannon criticizing Donald Trump and his children with the most incendiary words. During the 2016 campaign, rumors swirled that the children met with the Russian intelligence operatives for dirt on Hillary Clinton, Bannon said, “Even if you thought that […]