Author Archives: themikeb

The Obvious Way to Pay for Trump’s Wall

If you believe Trump, he’s worth $10 billion.  If you believe Trump, there’s a crisis at the border that requires a wall with an initial cost of $5.7 billion.  And if you believe Trump, Mexico will pay to build that wall.  If you believe Trump. We’ve spent three years discussing whether we’ll build a wall, […]

Are We Entering Post-Scandal America?

SCANDAL!  We get a new one every week; sometimes two or three.  Or in the case of the past week, three in Virginia alone.  And on Friday we got a real juicy one involving Jeff Bezos and The National Enquirer. I suspect I’m not the only one hesitant to express an opinion on recent scandals […]

Will Anyone Learn Anything From PA18?

It’s official (maybe), Connor Lamb will be the next congressman from Pennsylvania’s 18th District.  And he’s a Democrat (maybe).  In Trump Country (maybe). See, there’s what we know and then there’s what we know.  Know what I mean?  And lest we forget, the Philadelphia Inquirer reminds us: And all this for a district that likely […]

How Trump Has Already Won on DACA

Republicans want to fix DACA far more than the Democrats do. The Dems had all three branches of government back in 2008-2011, and they decided not to do anything about DACA. They only want to use it as a campaign issue. Vote Republican! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 10, 2018 Donald Trump is many […]

ABC Takes Trash TV to a New Low

I’ll start by admitting something: I watched the season finale of The Bachelor last night.  That was difficult but I’m glad I got it off my chest.  If you saw it too then you know where I’m going with this. The Bachelor — perhaps America’s most respected piece of absolute garbage — hit a new […]

What do we mean by ‘gun control’?

GUNS. Did that get your attention?  I bet it did.  I bet you’re either thinking of all the innocent lives these killing machines have taken and the existential threat that those lobbyists-disguised-as-patriots of the NRA pose to our democracy, or you’re thinking about the good ol’ Second Amendment and how the liberal fear-mongering elitists want […]

How Will They Spin This One?

So it turns out Mike Pence used a private email to send and receive sensitive information while he was Governor of Indiana.  Not only that, he was hacked. From The Indianapolis Star: Emails released to IndyStar in response to a public records request show Pence communicated via his personal AOL account with top advisers on topics ranging […]