President Pence

Fearless predictions: Mike Pence will be the 46th President of the United States. Mike Pence will become the 46th President of the United States before January 20th, 2021. How is that for putting myself out there? My reasoning behind these predictions is fairly easy to digest. In the two months that he has been President of the United States, Donald J. Trump has shown a disturbing constancy of ineptitude. He has exuded a level of mental instability that disqualifies him from serious consideration as a statesman. He has embarrassed this…

52 things I learned from the vice-presidential debate

Let’s see how the Battle of the Bland Dads Vice-Presidential Debate goes. 1. Heh. Moderator Elaine Quijano starts out by name-dropping Lloyd Bentsen, reminding all of us that a VP debate could contain an eternal moment. 2. Kaine’s humbled to be here. So’s Pence. These two seem so gosh-darn reasonable. 3. Kaine asked to defend Hillary’s trustworthiness; Pence asked to defend Trump’s insults. 4. Kaine interrupts Pence three times. Looks like this is the new normal. Whoever interrupts more is seen as the winner. 5. Kaine has a few zingers…

Time to Stop the Freakout over RFRA in Indiana

Indiana’s governor signed a Religious Freedom Restoration Act last week, and from the media and business reaction you’d have thought it heralds The End of the World We Know It. Indiana’s legalized discrimination!  Artists and companies — hurry up and boycott the state! Seriously? All this freakout over a law that’s existed at the federal level and numerous states (including that bastion of crazy conservative “thought” known as Connecticut!) for more than 20 years? And RFRA, of course, does not legalize discrimination.  It allows for an individual to obtain a…