Trump: “We’re Getting Crushed” A New York Times story by Maggie Haberman and Annie Karni reports that Trump has been railing internally about how he is losing the public battle over who’s to blame over the shutdown . After watching some of the coverage, he yelled, “We are getting crushed!” Recently-released polls show that, for… Continue »

Across the nation, concerned constituents are urging Senate Republicans and President Trump to end this harmful and asinine government shutdown and focus on the pressing issues plaguing our country and communities, instead of a useless and wasteful border wall. Below are a few recent examples of in-state Americans focused on the personal, damaging consequences of… Continue »

As we head into the fifth week of the longest shutdown in US history, Texan communities are feeling its devastating effects. Low income residents, TSA workers, NASA employees, and small businesses are just some of the casualties of Trump’s irresponsible shutdown.   Below are links and excerpts to stories of the overwhelming impacts of the… Continue »

A growing number of home state editorials, columns, and letters to the editor are calling on Senator Mitch McConnell and fellow Senate Republicans to find a way forward to end the absurd and damaging government shutdown over the offensive and ridiculous border wall. Below are a few of our favorite recent examples of in-state voices… Continue »

There’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Steve King and Donald Trump The following is a reflection from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice: As the damaging and absurd government shutdown continues with no end in sight, it’s time to take stock of its central premise. Is it fundamentally about national security? No.… Continue »

In new piece for CNN, Harry Enten captures how Trump has put himself in a no-win situation. With a dwindling approval rating and growing opposition to the border wall, his stubborn desire to win for his base at all costs is coming at a heavy political cost.   Enten’s piece is excerpted below and available… Continue »

When is McConnell Going to Do His Job and  End this Absurd and Damaging Shutdown? A host of recently-released polls confirm that Americans overwhelmingly blame President Trump and Republicans for the government shutdown, oppose the border wall and oppose a national security declaration. Despite his fulminations, his oval office address, and his driveby at the… Continue »

In a must-read piece, Alex Shephard of The New Republic captures the fact that the GOP is repeating the errors of the 2018 midterms by leaning on racism and xenophobia. It backfired then, and it is backfiring again. Shephard’s piece is excerpted below and available in full here. Ahead of last year’s midterms, President Trump… Continue »

Today’s Must-Read Pieces from Gerson, Vox and TPM The absurdity of the ongoing government shutdown over the border wall implicates a President who is in over his head and can’t find an exit strategy that feeds his ego. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans are not operating as a co-equal branch of government, but… Continue »

A Profile in Stupidity, A Profile in Cowardice We’ve come to this: Trump’s incompetence and narcissism leaves him with no manhood-affirming exit strategy; and McConnell’s cowardice and coddling of Trump’s incompetence and narcissism means he won’t take the exit ramp before him. Here are some smart takes: Frank Wilkinson of Bloomberg writes, Pelosi Should Recognize… Continue »