Sleepy Joe Wakes Up and Smells the Scandal

This week, Washington dodged what might have been about two and one half feet of snow, getting about two and three quarter inches of rain instead. The last time DC got the amount of precipitation which, if frozen, the last few of days worth of rain would comprise, was ten years ago, and the storm… Continue reading Sleepy Joe Wakes Up and Smells the Scandal

Republicans Form Circular Firing Squad Around Karl Rove

Representative Steven King, of Iowa’s Fourth Congressional District, had been pestering Gretchen to get a telephone consultation with me since the last days of January.  Finally, she managed to fit him in on Friday, February 8th. King: Hello, is this Tom Collins? Tom: Yes, Representative King, that’s me.  How can I help you today? King:… Continue reading Republicans Form Circular Firing Squad Around Karl Rove

Iowa, Pizza Ranch and the GOP – What Would Jesus Order?

My eleven o’clock consultation appointment today was with Marco P. Capellini, who usually lobbies for the National Restaurant Association.  Today, however, he was on family business and paying out of his own pocket – or at least offering to do so. “No, no,” I insisted, “please – this one’s on me.  Consider it pro bono.”… Continue reading Iowa, Pizza Ranch and the GOP – What Would Jesus Order?