Category Archives: Government

Bought and paid for: Republican tax ‘reform’ legislation

Here’s all you really need to know about the Republicans’ tax “reform” legislation: When the bill the Senate voted on finally surfaced last Friday–the one with 500 pages that nobody had time to read–the Republican leadership sent copies to K … Continue reading

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You can’t stay on message with a loose cannon in the West Wing

Fox News, The Wall Street Journal and other cheerleaders for the Trump administration sprang to the defense of the president after the fired FBI Director James Comey, pointing out that he acted on a recommendation from Deputy Attorney General Rod … Continue reading

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Michael Flynn: The spy who’s back out in the cold

Well, there is at least one thing Barack Obama and Donald Trump agree on: Michael Flynn is unfit for government service. Obama came to that conclusion when he fired Flynn from the top job at the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency. … Continue reading

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Keep my mouth shut? Maybe after I stop laughing

Top Donald Trump strategist Steve Bannon unloaded on the media recently, suggesting it was “humiliated” by the outcome of the election and is the “opposition party” to the Trump administration. “The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its … Continue reading

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Ryan demonstrates again that our elected leaders are clueless

It has been observed that our elected leaders spend so much time inside the Washington Beltway that they’ve lost touch with the people they represent. House Speaker Paul Ryan reinforced the notion again this week. The occasion was the swearing-in … Continue reading

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Putin’s playing Trump like a master violinist

It is becoming increasingly obvious that Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing Donald Trump like a master violinist, a development that does not bode well for foreign affairs under the new administration. For reasons that aren’t clear, Trump has become … Continue reading

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…than never

Ten years after the idea surfaced, the Grass Valley City Council looked at a conceptual design for an entry way monument. The design received mixed reviews and will probably need more work.

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