Thursday December 05, 2013
Archive - May 2013
Whether one thinks the demiscandals being howled about in Washington should or should not resonate more widely, they don't.
Logic, thy name is not Ted Cruz. The very junior senator from Texas is a well-credentialed windbag, with degrees from Princeton and Harvard Law, and a stint clerking at the Supreme Court. After a few months in Congress promoting Ted Cruz, smartest guy in the room, it looks as if he now wants to be Ted Cruz, extremely obnoxious president. But he keeps saying things that make no sense.
Four Americans died in Benghazi, Libya: people with unrealized hopes, unfinished plans, relatives who loved them and friends who will miss them.
But let's focus on what really matters about the attack and its aftermath. Did Hillary Clinton's presumed 2016 presidential campaign take a hit?
Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla., says the “coverup” surrounding the tragic incidents in Benghazi is “bigger than Watergate, bigger than Iran-Contra, bigger than the Pentagon Papers.”
No job now, provides the pay,
To let me find, a place to stay.
It's hard to spend a couple of days in Atlantic City and feel anything but alarmed by the explosion of casino gambling in Maryland.
Max Baucus' reputation as one of the most ethically challenged members of the U.S. Senate is well earned. The Montana Democrat's decision to retire in 2014 can't help but improve the chamber's sorry record of self-enrichment at taxpayers' expense. But Baucus has over a year left to do more mischief.
Elizabeth Warren does great email. One payoff of my pittance of a contribution to her grass-roots funded campaign -- I regret not contributing more -- is that I am regularly alerted by the new Massachusetts senator to the favoritism of our Congress toward Wall Street.
I don't have a dog in the Senate fight in Massachusetts between 18-term Rep. Ed Markey, D, and Republican Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL. But if energy policy matters to voters up there, they should hold Markey accountable for not adapting to new realities that have emerged since he came to Congress in the 1970s.