The human tragedy for two families this week underscores the FBI's responsibility to do a more thorough job in a new era. -- #metoo.
In the numbers this week: 750,000 of 1,000,000 – the number of copies of the Woodward book FEAR about President Trump sold last Tuesday, the day it was released! Will there be a second printing? 750,000 American jobs can disappear in the next twelve months due to President Trump's steel and aluminum tariffs –
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Salem Radio's Content Director Craig Roberts joins me to discuss the current state of government in Washington. 64 percent of Americans believe the President is not trustworthy or honest, 60% believe he lacks the judgement to serve effectively. Congress has not passed a significant piece of legislation in 7 years. Something has to change soon!
Accepting the Republican nomination, Donald Trump promised to be the "voice of the forgotten" American. But he has forgotten that promise. The Trump Cabinet agenda includes some praise worthy ideas and initiatives but they are completely subsumed by President's impetus behavior, incoherent tweets, and blatant nepotism. This cannot go on unchecked by Congress.
If the President cannot turn White House disorder and disarray into order and calm plus resolve the lingering questions about both his and his aides competence and loyalty to the Constitution -- he should resign.
In the 2016 Election, the Electoral College worked exactly as it was designed. It balanced the interests of the large coastal, consumer-driven cities -- for example Los Angeles and New York -- with the interests of the smaller, producer cities and rural farming and industrial populations The Founding Fathers believed the job of electing a President was too important to be left to the people. Both under the original Constitution and the 12th Amendment, that task was delegated to states – not the citizenry. The Electoral College reflects the popular will of voters state by state -- not across state lines.
It is the job of the media to inform the electorate not to inflame or manipulate it. America needs a free, independent, unbiased press corps more today than ever before. If we can't trust our politicians – then we must be able to trust our press to be the ever vigilant guardians of our freedom. American democracy doesn't work without an inquiring press.
The 2016 Election the depth of the divisions in this country. Those divisions are both human and institutional. Reform, renovation and rebirth are urgently needed. But before we turn our attention to the future – let's take a moment to summarize what went right and what went wrong on Election Day, November 8.
I would favor a law banning public announcements of poll results in the last 30 days before an election. The mystery would deepen. "What if I don't vote and my candidate loses by one vote"? Put the pollsters in their place – do your duty, vote!