Democrats Must Make Choices

January 19, 2017 CarlHW 2

On the day after the election, things seemed as if they could either way. Donald Trump could have acted like a president-elect. He didn’t, of course. Coupled with behavior such as flouting ethics rules were […]

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Let’s Talk About Politics

January 13, 2017 CarlHW 0

The Democrats suffered about as thorough and humiliating a defeat as possible. It was complete and dispiriting. So let’s look at the bright side. I am not a total believer in what is below. I […]


A Strange Day — And a Ray of Hope

January 11, 2017 CarlHW 0

Yesterday may have been one of the oddest days in American political history.  The Attorney General-designate, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, spent a good chunk of his confirmation hearing trying to convince us that he is not a raging […]

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The Vital Task of Choosing a DNC Chair

January 6, 2017 CarlHW 1

The most important task the Democrats face in the next month or so is deciding who will chair the Democratic National Committee. This is important for very real as well as symbolic reasons. In the […]


The Obamacare is About to Hit the Fan

January 5, 2017 CarlHW 2

The next few weeks will be among the most important for the 115th Congress and the Trump presidency. The Republicans have spent the past seven or so years screaming about the evils of ACA. Some […]

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The Republicans Are Not Your Friends

January 4, 2017 CarlHW 1

This posts on this blog will be single minded. There will be all sorts of examples aimed a proving one essential, overriding point: That for all its faults, the Democratic Party is more on the […]

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Where Obama Failed

January 3, 2017 CarlHW 0

The media has made much of the fact that during the past eight years there has been a precipitous decline in Democratic fortunes in Congress and in statehouses across the country. For instance, The Hill had […]