Stephen P. Pizzo

Beto O'Rourke

Memo to Candidates: Show Us the Money

Reading Time: 2 minutes So here comes the 2020 campaign season. Actually, it’s here already. How many Dems are running now? I’ve lost count, but I think it’s up in the high teens. And we can add candidates from both parties running for Congress.All I want this election cycle is fewer highfalutin promises and more facts … you remember Read More


Rational Rant About an Irrational President

Reading Time: < 1 minute Something changed on Election Day, and no, I am not talking about the Dems taking the House. What changed is that now President Donald Trump not only feels he’s under attack but, for the first time, he really is. Now, before you rejoice about that, understand how a man like Trump reacts when under attack. Read More

Donald Trump, Xi Jinping

Is Trump Trying to Prevent #ChinaGate?

Reading Time: 2 minutes During the presidential campaign, Donald Trump raged over all the US jobs that he claimed had been lost to China, and said he would go with a program of “America First” when it came to trade deals with that country. Now we learn he is considering amending sanctions on Chinese phone maker ZTE because his Read More

Kim Jong-un

Kim Jong-un vs. Donald J. Trump: Kim Wins

Reading Time: 5 minutes We are about to witness a no-holds-barred match between two of the greatest bait-and-switch artists in history.Two men will enter the ring. In this corner, Donald J. Trump, who describes himself as the best dealmaker on the planet. In the other corner, North Korea dictator, Kim Jong-un, a man who runs his hermit kingdom with Read More


The GOP Killing of the Golden Goose 3.0

Reading Time: 5 minutes The Republican tax cut of 2017 is the GOP’s third attempt to sell lower tax rates for the wealthy and corporations as “trickle-down economics” that would help regular Americans. The first two times were spectacular failures and this one will likely be a fiscal disaster as well.

Unite the Right

GOP Quickly Running Out of Time to Dump Trump

Reading Time: 3 minutes One headline today read, “Republicans in Despair After Trump’s Disastrous Week.”It brought to mind heated conversations I had years ago with Republican aides on The Hill, folks I have known from when I reported on such things back in the 80s and 90s.Those conversations were sparked by the first signs of trouble: the Tea Party Read More