Now the chicken hawk has come home to roost

“Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you got till it’s gone?”

When Joni Mitchell sang that line, “paved paradise” in the song “Big Yellow Taxi,” she was referring t o the environment, specifically green space, but today it might well imply something else: government, specifically the federal government.

For decades, conservatives have pounded the message that regardless of the challenge, except for military defense, the United States government was more problem than solution. They mockingly repeated the line “I’m from the federal government, and I’m here to help you.”

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GOP Must Join Dems To Save Democracy

But Obama. But Hillary. But Hunter Biden. But no quid pro quo. But hearsay. That’s what we have heard for the last week from Republican officials in response to the clear and compelling evidence that President Trump asked a foreign... Read More ›

Here is how we can make it all stop

“Make it stop!” That’s what I’ve been hearing from so many Louisvillians these days. And that’s what I reported at a meeting of House leadership not long ago when we were asked what our constituents were talking about. And that... Read More ›

The GOP is demonizing the dreamers

When you read this, President Trump will have given his State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress. I can say without fear of contradiction that the speech, to paraphrase the Gettysburg Address, will be little noted... Read More ›

The sound of one hand clapping

Donald Trump has accomplished many things in his first seven months as president. Unfortunately, most of his accomplishments have degraded his office, as well as the reputation of our country. For example, he has destroyed the meaning of the word... Read More ›