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 year– implying that he’d be leaving the administration. Two weeks … Continue reading John Kelly and Donald Trump: Charlottesville Showdown

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 of some permutation of the words “Russia”, “Trump”, “Comey”, and … Continue reading Donald Trump, Yogi Berra, and the State of Healthcare in the USA.

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 establishment, the country grew into the superpower it is today, … Continue reading US 2020: A Census in Crisis

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 adviser, someone who isn’t afraid to say what the president … Continue reading Why don’t we hear more about Reince Priebus?

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 incumbent party, there are almost always abrupt changes of power. … Continue reading Georgia’s 6th District: How a local election is shaping national politics.

With Paris Announcement, Trump Has Made 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change

Just over a year ago, on April 22, 2016, 175 countries agreed to abide by the terms set in the Paris Climate Accord, vowing to mitigate the emission of fossil fuels in an attempt to bring the global temperature down to pre-industrial levels. Within weeks, literally, every country had signed on, except for Nicaragua, whose government claimed that the agreement was “not tough enough”, and … Continue reading With Paris Announcement, Trump Has Made 2020 Election a Referendum on Climate Change