As José de la Cruz Porfirio Díaz Mori once said, “Poor, Mexico, so far from God and so close to the United States.” He certainly knew what he was talking about – in the 1830’s, attempting to form a buffer between its Hispanic population and the Comanche nation (whose name, by the way, means ‘anyone… Continue reading Republican Roughnecks Ready to Rumble!
At the Potomac’s first rapids, that ephemeral border between the tidewater and the piedmont, summer has begun to fade, as do the spots on the fawns in the back yard, while their mothers’ beige fall coats replace the bright red ones they have sported since the spring. Rains drench the Virginia woods in Great Falls,… Continue reading McCarthy Sweats the Parliamentarian’s Dilemma
Yesterday afternoon, I was visited by Hope Slaughter, a staffer who works for Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. She is the second person McConnell has sent to my office for a consultation, but she was expecting another one without charge despite my marketing policy that only the first time is free. This, by the way,… Continue reading The Emperor Has No Clothes and the Republicans Have No Policy Agenda
The trees in my Great Falls, Virginia neighborhood offered more evidence (admittedly anecdotal) this week that global warming is real. When they turn color in the fall depends on both the light cycle and temperature, naturally, and while the decreasing length of the daylight periods at this latitude during the fall season hasn’t changed in… Continue reading A Funny Thing Happened in the Well of the House