For weeks now the Democratic Party has been wrestling with the mounting problem of anti-Semitism in its ranks, in particular regarding freshman Congresswoman Ilhan Omar. A continuous list of problematic comments from the newcomer led to the party to having to take action this week, issuing a House resolution on anti-Semitism. And, following the vote by his party, Andrew Gillum, CNN’s new political pundit, reflected on the Democrats' mental gymnastics.
The divisions and battles in politics are something most of us have come to expect. However, mostly what we are used to are those battles across the aisle involving party lines. It's a little different when you witness a conflict erupting between a politician and the heads of a government agency.
But, when Ted Deutch is that politician, the surprise is diminished.
We have just passed the one year-anniversary of the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. In that year we have watched the amoebic nature the story has taken, from activist students becoming a national mouthpiece to the eventual realization that local officials have become a culpable cabal of enablers.
It seems the embarrassing joke that was the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Green New Deal proposal has not dissuaded politicians from coming up with alternative plans that make little sense. Instead of hiding from further notification, they are proudly promoting alternatives that are just as dubious.
With Rubio at the Venezuelan Border and Trump in Miami, Florida Cements a Place in the Maduro-Guaidó Power Struggle
“Maduro is not a Venezuelan patriot, he is a Cuban puppet. That's what it is.” So said President Trump this week during a speech at Florida International University. Backed by a display of the U.S. and Venezuelan flags, and addressing a Miami audience populated with numerous Venezuelan transplants, his words were not veiled in the least.
Wasting no time after taking the helm of the U.S. House, the Democrats are pushing out a new gun control bill that ostensibly is meant to help make things safer when citizens want to acquire guns. But it's all nonsense, because at the same time, they're blocking the very measures that would help keep safeguards are in place.
It's a wild contradiction arriving by way of the party that invokes “gun safety” as its primary concern.
In one of the lesser recognized moves Gov. Ron DeSantis made in an already hectic term was his announcement that the lodging business AirBNB was no longer an approved travel expense for state employees. DeSantis declared that any employees using AirBNB locations on business stays would not be reimbursed.
In a series of press conferences Wednesday, Gov. Ron DeSantis brought forward changes with a specific focus of safety in Florida schools.
Keeping his rapid pace of changes and policy enforcement since his inaugural going strong, the governor visited a pair of law enforcement departments to announce his plans to raise the safety levels on state campuses.
While crowing about the gains realized in Washington, D.C., and in select state legislatures and capitals, Democrats and left-wing groups seem bothered that Florida bucked that trend by becoming decidedly redder after the midterm elections. This has not apparently quelled the lust for bigger government in the Sunshine State.
It's been a rough couple of weeks in Virginia, as the commonwealth's politicians have been on a weird string of career-threatening one-upsmanship. The consistent and persistent nature of controversy admittedly has been impressive. Following their proposal to legalize infanticide, a string of scandals has rocked the state capital.