Thursday, December 08, 2016

Mad Dog has bigger problem than legislative restriction on assuming Defense post

Trump's Defense Secretary pick of James 'Mad Dog' Mattis, former commander of US Marines in Iraq, has a confirmation problem. Federal law prohibits retired military from becoming Defense Secretary for 7 years. Congress will have to pass a waiver, something they only did once, fifty years ago, for Mattis to even be eligible.  

Wednesday, December 07, 2016

How far we've fallen since 1932

In 1932, FDR's trusted advisers were collectively know as his 'Brain Trust'. In 2016, the new presidential advisers, as promised, are Trump's 'Swamp Creatures'.