In A Busy News Week, THIS Is The Talked About Topic?

Often in the news, and certainly in a Donald Trump presidency, things happen quickly and the hot topic is overtaken by new events-last several days are an example of that. Though it now seems so long ago, but it hasn’t even been a week since the State of the Union speech. Yet the seemingly measured tone of the speech, praised even by some of the President’s long time opponents, has quickly been replaced by new chaos, courtesy of the President’s Twitter account among other things.

In the next several days, Thinking Man will offer thoughts on several topics of the last few days, including the long-awaited GOP plan to replace Obamacare.

But one topic has jumped to the front of the news cycle. Yesterday, President Trump claimed that the Obama Administration bugged Trump Tower leading up to the election this past November.

Right off, one wonders how exactly to respond to that. Probably never in the history of the country has any President made any accusations close to anything like that about a former President.   So one has to take a deep breath—ok, maybe several deep breaths—and sit back and try to be as level-headed as possible. And that may not actually be possible, as there are so many things wrong with this whole scenario no matter what the final outcome. Continue reading “In A Busy News Week, THIS Is The Talked About Topic?”

The Increasing Radicalization of the Democratic Party

Since the surprise loss in last November’s election, Democrats had been pondering who should head the Party. The top contenders for the Chair of the Democratic Party were Tom Perez, a former head of the Justice Dept.’s Civil Rights Division and Secretary of Labor under President Obama, and Rep. Keith Ellison of MN. The background of the two leading contenders makes you think that the Party has decided to become more radical. Continue reading “The Increasing Radicalization of the Democratic Party”