Monthly Archives: September 2019

Would Trump Cancel The Election?

The story went by so fast that you may have missed it in the welter of other Trump outrages and mishaps. Republican parties in four states—Nevada, Arizona, South Carolina, and Kansas—are on track to cancel the 2020 primaries. Why would they do such a thing? Because Trump is facing some primary opposition. The crazier he gets, the more the chances increase that he could face more than token opposition in his own party. The fact that four state parties are [...]

By |2019-09-12T15:21:49-04:00September 12th, 2019|Kuttner on TAP|0 Comments

Trump Can Only Envy Boris Johnson

The British prime minister has just pulled off a constitutional coup. He requested the queen to suspend Parliament for about six weeks ahead of the October 31 deadline for a Brexit deal or a no-deal exit from the EU; and since the queen’s consent is a mere formality, Her Majesty complied. This ploy will drastically narrow the window for debate on the terms of Brexit. Johnson is gambling that weakening debate in the House of Commons increases the chances [...]

By |2019-09-03T10:52:17-04:00September 3rd, 2019|Kuttner on TAP|0 Comments