When Peace Fails, Blame the Staff

Conflict DC Politics Ideas and Issues Personal Writings

            New Orleans     When I saw the headline, I cringed.  I knew trouble was coming.  What were they thinking?!? House Speaker wannabe, Kevin McCarthy, had only weeks earlier caught a bit of heat hinting that if Republicans took control of Congress the virtually unanimous support for the Ukrainian efforts to resist the Russian invasion …

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Build Back Better Becomes Inflation Reduction Act

Biden Build Back Better DC Politics

            Marble Falls     West Virginia’s Democratic Senator Joe Manchin flipped the script without a worry in the world about whether his on-again, off-again position on the Biden administration’s signature climate, tax, and healthcare might have bothered or embarrassed him in the least.  Promoting the fig leaf name change of the proposed Senate legislation, he …

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