EXCLUSIVE: The Hillary Diaries- June 2015

    As long as she continues to use an unsecure private e-mail server, this writer will continue these monthly entries. June 1: Dear diary… heard the news of Beau Biden’s death.  Simply tragic.  Poor Joe…he’s my good friend.  Someone’s death hasn’t shaken me this much since Vince Foster’s.  What else?  Oh yeah- Martin O’Malarkey Malley entered the race.  Geez!  When MSNBC pans your announcement, you know you are | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: Minyon Moore

    In the drama that is Hillary Clinton, the build-up to her announced candidacy pitted different loyalists against one another and at the center of the “resolution” is Minyon Moore.  Hailing from Chicago, she has deep roots in Democratic Party politics starting in 1984 when she became a volunteer in Jesse Jackson’s Rainbow Push Coalition eventually working her way up to deputy political director.  In Jackson’s | Read More »

    The 2014-2015 Supreme Court Term in Review- Part 1

    As usual, the Supreme Court’s recent term ended with a bang with decisions on Obamacare subsidies and gay marriage.  I suppose, considering we are entering a presidential election year, the GOP should thank the Supreme Court.  With Obamacare, which remains unpopular according to most polls, the GOP can now make a more forceful argument that the only way to rid us of it is through | Read More »

    Battle for the House 2016: The June Edition

    AK-at large: Rep. Don Young (R-AK) 49% has not had a serious challenger in a primary since 2008, but that may change and it would be to his advantage.  With both Mead Treadwell and Joe Miller considering a primary run, state senator Pruitt is making noise and may enter the fray.  With a crowded field with so many big name items, a split | Read More »

    Education: The School as Social Engineer

    Politicians on the Left and the Right regularly talk about one’s home life and the societal conditions that make learning difficult.  To those union voices, the cause of failing schools is not the teachers per se, but society as a whole.  It is actually a circular problem.  Without an adequate education, “graduates” are doomed to a life of low-paying jobs which only perpetuates a cycle | Read More »

    2016 US Senate News- The June 2015 Edition

    As we move along in this election cycle, things are starting to pick up a little on the US Senate side. Arizona: On the Republican side, McCain’s numbers in Arizona remain miserable.  No doubt, some potential primary challengers see that as a weakness to be exploited.  One such person is Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) 86% who said he would decide by August 15th | Read More »

    Gay Marriage: Not the End of the World, But the Start of a New Battle

    Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided Obergfell v. Hodges, which effectively made gay marriage the law of the land.  This was clearly anticipated and came as no major surprise including the rationale under an Equal Protection argument (notice how Kennedy took strides to avoid the level of scrutiny question) and the author of the majority decision.  The surprising part was that it took Kennedy 28 pages of soaring, | Read More »

    Health Care Subsidies Survive

    The Supreme Court, in a 6-3 decision authored by Chief Justice John Roberts, just upheld the subsidies on the federal exchange landing the a blow to the greatest legal threat against Obamacare.  More to follow later.. After reading and re-reading the majority opinion by Roberts and the dissenting opinion by Scalia, it becomes painfully obvious to the reader that Roberts painfully reached the conclusion they | Read More »

    Divining the Remainder of the Supreme Court Term

    It is difficult to predict with a great degree of accuracy how the Supreme Court will decide any particular case.  Some pundits have devised algorithms that can predict outcomes based on oral argument questions and interruptions, but they are less than 75% correct.  There is one way, based on the leadership style of Roberts, that can give a clue.  Tradition dictates that the most senior | Read More »

    With Friends Like These: Dennis Cheng

    This is part 4 of a continuing series looking at Clinton campaign operatives.  Today, we examine Dennis Cheng who was project manager and fundraiser for the Clinton Foundation from 2011 to 2015 when he resigned to join the Hillary campaign as a key fundraiser and finance director of the campaign.  As a member of the Clinton Foundation, he has developed a fine base of donors | Read More »