Tag Archives: Charles Koch

See You Monday

Friday evening as Mitch McConnell exited the Senate his parting words to the assembled press were, “See you Monday.”  The big issue before the Senate was the Cromnibus bill and a lot of us read into McConnell’s comments that a … Continue reading

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It’s The Environment, Stupid

I’m certain that today’s political discussion will be dominated by immigration – I’ll get to that tomorrow.  Today I want to reveal the true importance of stopping the Keystone XL Pipeline.  If you don’t have the time to read the … Continue reading

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Logic And A Touch Of Forgiveness

I know around 85% of my readership lives in the United States.  How much of it lives in Iowa is something I don’t know.  While the core message is for everyone, foreign or domestic, the only people who can do … Continue reading

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The Cost Of Denial

When you write about general political issues you find that sometimes your topic is one in which you are very knowledgeable and other times something you may be equally concerned about but not as well versed in.  Today is one … Continue reading

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The Banishment Of Kris Kobach

As I pen this article we await a decision from the Kansas Supreme Court in the case of Taylor v Kobach.  The “Kobach” is Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.  Former Democratic Senatorial candidate Chad Taylor is suing to have … Continue reading

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The Discussion Proves The Problem

Yesterday I read a blub in the Raleigh News & Observer which caught my eye.  It was basically an advance piece for the forthcoming book Billionaires: Reflecting on the Upper Crust by Darrell M. West of the Brookings Institute.  I … Continue reading

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An Evening With Bernie

Most American’s only see U.S. Senators on television.  In a period of 8 days I saw two sitting Senators live.  I actually had a brief personal conversation with one.  Wednesday night I was privileged to be part of a group … Continue reading

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Putin And Polish Apples

What can Polish apples teach us about Vladimir Putin?  The answer is plenty.

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The Banishment Of Thom Tillis

It is seldom that a member of a state legislature is banished to Harry’s Hell.  Part of what makes North Carolina House Speaker Thom Tillis special is that he is the Republican nominee for the United States Senate.  Couple that … Continue reading

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Republican Reality Sucks

Kansas is a deep red state.  Its Senate is 32-8 Republican and its House is 92-33 in favor of the GOP.   Tea Party/Republican Sam Brownback rode the 2010 wave into the Governor’s mansion and was part of what I called … Continue reading

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