The recent arrest and conviction of Rep. Trey Radel for buying cocaine is a perfect example of why the terrible War on Drugs has been allowed to continue for so long. Wealthy and politically connected people are rarely if ever targeted by drug enforcement. When they are caught up in it almost by accident, the criminal justice system treats them with the softest kid gloves.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday November 20, 2013 12:48 pm|
|By: DSWright Wednesday November 20, 2013 6:49 am|
If Speaker Boehner has such a blase attitude towards the use of cocaine perhaps it is time to reexamine federal drug laws, otherwise he risks looking like an amazing hypocrite and moral coward.
|By: Jon Walker Friday October 18, 2013 7:35 am|
If the Tea Party members are unwilling work with Obama to keep the government open, they are not going to agree to a grand bargain and Boehner just proved he is not going to cross his caucus.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday October 17, 2013 8:20 am|
It has been a smart political tactic for Democrats to blame Sen. Ted Cruz and/or the Tea Party for the government shutdown, but in reality it was entirely Speaker John Boehner’s fault. He is the one who really deserves the blame.
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday October 16, 2013 7:41 am|
Boehner basically let the government shut down for three weeks, did significant damage to the economy, showed his own weakness and destroyed his party’s brand just to try to hold on to his position. A position that is almost meaningless because he has prove he has almost no actual power. He preferred to let all these things happen rather than stand up to the roughly 50 Tea Party members in his caucus.
|By: DSWright Wednesday October 16, 2013 6:44 am|
Yesterday, in stunning display of incompetence, Speaker Boehner was unable to find enough Republican votes to pass the Senate negotiated compromise to end the shutdown and raise the debt ceiling. Rather than simply letting the House vote on the bill where it likely would have passed due to Democratic votes, Boehner pulled the bill.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday October 15, 2013 9:55 am|
The potential deal reached in the Senate to end the shutdown is basically a surrender. It does effectively nothing to Obamacare and that was supposedly the entire point of this Republican shutdown. Speaker John Boehner, in an attempt to save face, tried to grab a few Obamacare-related table scraps in his counter offer but it was almost immediately shot down by President Obama.
|By: joe shikspack Friday October 11, 2013 2:00 pm|
Greetings Circus fans! Welcome back to the Circus that, like rust, never sleeps. For the past couple of days the red clowns have separated into rival gang factions to fight out their final strategery. Watching clowns enter into public backbiting and recriminations is always amusing for the audience and the pie has been flying.
|By: Attaturk Wednesday October 9, 2013 1:30 am|
Projection has always been a strength of the modern GOP:
|By: Jon Walker Monday October 7, 2013 12:38 pm|
We have entered a very bizarre phase in this current government shutdown saga where it is probably both too late and too early for a solution to likely emerge. Since Speaker Boehner didn’t deal with the shutdown right away it is unlikely much will happen until we got close the the debt ceiling limit on the 17th. This means probably another several days of shutdown.