Make no mistake about it; Minnesota Democratic Senator Al Franken is a very funny man. His new book is true to tradition. In 2009, after a decade of experience on “Saturday Night Live,” he crossed over to join the United States Senate. Since all things are relative, Franken quite justifiably declares himself a “lion.” Compared to the likes of Mitch McConnell, Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz, no lo contendre! Franken’s name has come up as a possible Democratic presidential candidate in 2020. He is making the rounds. His recent local appearance with Chelsea Handler at Glendale’s Alex Theatre in...Read More
Author: Robert M. Nelson
Attorney General Jeff Sessions made it official. The federal government will now reboot its war on drugs. The official word came down in the form of memos from Sessions ordering federal prosecutors to cease and desist on the soft approach former Attorney General Eric Holder took toward prosecuting petty drug offenders. Now prosecutors must demand the harshest sentence, threaten to pile on sentence enhancements to browbeat drug offenders into copping guilty pleas, and they must itemize the drugs an offender uses to insure they are slapped with minimum mandatory sentences. Sessions isn’t just talking about cracking down on the...Read More
This weekend, the California Democratic Party (CDP), the largest Democratic Party organization in the largest Democratic state, holds its annual convention in Sacramento. Approximately 2,500 delegates will chart their future in the wake of the debacle last fall. The Problem Unfortunately, the proceedings are overshadowed by followers of President Trump and his vanquished rival Hillary Clinton, who continue to trade charges about Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey. Trump’s people find it unseemly of Comey to request additional funding to continue an investigation of Trump’s political associates and foreign business interests. Mrs. Clinton’s supporters find it unseemly of...Read More
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