SLS: NASA’s New Launch Vehicle may be Too Little, Too Late

“We choose to go to the moon in this decade, and to do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we…

A Sanctuary State in the Trump Era

As the state’s legislative year draws to a close this morning, California’s lawmakers are preparing to return to their home districts. They are not scheduled to reconvene in the state’s capital, Sacramento, until January of 2018. But during the final forty-eight hours of their working period this year, the State’s Senators and Assemblymembers debated and…

As Hurricane Harvey Hits US, A Political Storm Brews in Washington

It’s another busy Friday Night in the USA, as one storm of the century is superseded by another. Hurricane Harvey, a storm that’s been brewing in the Gulf of Mexico for several days, is expected to make landfall within hours. With thirteen-foot surges, widespread flooding, and 130mph+ winds expected, the Governor of Texas has ordered…

John Kelly and Donald Trump: Charlottesville Showdown

One month ago, I wrote an article called  “Why don’t we hear more about Reince Priebus?”, where I speculated that the unremarkable White House Chief of Staff, Reince Priebus, a man apparently lacking any of the characteristics that have made previous Chiefs of Staff successful, would be relevant again on the national stage within a…

Donald Trump, Yogi Berra, and the State of Healthcare in the USA.

American Baseball Legend Yogi Berra, well known for his storied career with the New York Yankees, as well as his tendency to spout paradoxical witticisms, once famously quipped, “It’s Deja Vu all over again!”. Here in the United States, that phrase has been getting a lot of airtime recently. Cable News headlines nowadays usually consist…

US 2020: A Census in Crisis

The United States is scheduled to undergo its 23rd National Population Census in the year 2020. Since 1790, this decennial event has been practiced by the Government of the United States in order to enumerate citizens and  to reapportion congressional districts, the two goals laid out by the US Constitution. In the centuries after its…

Why don’t we hear more about Reince Priebus?

Since Richard Nixon’s Presidency, no Commander in Chief has succeeded without an effective Chief of Staff. The failures and shortcomings that highlighted both the Ford and Carter Administrations seemed to leave one thing clear; a modern president can not efficiently govern his or her nation, without delegating some important but mundane tasks to a loyal…

Georgia’s 6th District: How a Local Election is Shaping National Politics.

Historically, the true test of any new US President is his party’s performance in the midterm elections, which take place two years after he ascends to the presidency. During these biennial elections, nearly 470 local and statewide officials are up for reelection across the United States, and while most remain in the hands of the…