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[ • 7 Nov 2017 • No Comment ]
Washington D.C. used to complain that Ronald Reagan employed a strategy of “starving the beast” – cutting taxes so that new spending was tough to legislate. Now, D.C. seems to employ the strategy of “gorging the beast” – spending so much that tax cuts are hard to pass. Persistent over-spending, and costly entitlements have created permanent deficits. In addition, arcane budget rules and “scoring” models (which estimate the budget impact of legislation) make...


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[ • 2 Nov 2017 • 3 Comments ]
In an administration where lying seems  to be a normal bodily function like eating, breathing and eliminating, the current big lie, promulgated by the Liar in Chief, his megaphone Sarah Huckabee Sanders and their media echo-chambers, is really huge and actually has some Democrats and other anti-Trumpers confused or wondering. It was emitted soon after the report that an agent for the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee had hired the opposition research firm Fusion GPS to continue...


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[ • 29 Oct 2017 • No Comment ]
A three-term lawmaker from Wheaton said Saturday that she has begun circulating candidacy petitions to challenge Gov. Bruce Rauner in the Republican primary. Rep. Jeanne Ives, who has been weighing whether to make the race for weeks, also selected as her running mate a little-known former one-term lawmaker. Richard Morthland of Cordova is now a Rock Island County Board member after serving in the Illinois House from 2011 to 2013. He was defeated for re-election by Democratic Rep. Mike Smiddy of...


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[ • 25 Oct 2017 • 5 Comments ]
Clayton, who was arrested at the scene, is a member of the Robert Creamer group“Americans Take Action,” according to Project Veritas’ James O’Keefe.   Robert Creamer is the longtime Alinskyite community organizer, convicted felon, and frequent Obama White House visitor whose nefarious campaign schemes were exposed by Project Veritas before the 2016 election. More at PJ Media
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[ • 25 Oct 2017 • One Comment ]
From CBS A protester shouted and threw what appeared to be Russian flags at Mr. Trump, screaming “Trump is treason!” and “We should be talking about treason not tax cuts!” CBS News’ Nancy Cordes reports that the man has been identified as Ryan Clayton of the Americans Take Action group. Clayton made a similar disturbance at the Capitol when he threw a large Russian flag in the way of Jared Kushner, Mr. Trump’s son-in-law, back in July when he met with Senate Intelligence...


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[ • 24 Oct 2017 • One Comment ]
Former presidential strategist Steve Bannon shocked both the faithful and nonfaithful by predicting Donald Trump has only a 30 percent chance of completing his first term. This from an ardent supporter, while thousands of ardent opponents are hoping, praying and seeking paths to make Trump a less-than-one-term president. The issues are (1) will he in fact not complete this term and (2) if he doesn’t, why? Those questions were posed to me by a journalist friend who likes to bait me by asking...


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