America's 46th president promises a different approach

A new president has been sworn in, promising unity, but that’s not going to work without some give and take – which hasn’t seemed to be forthcoming thus far. Read More...

House Democrats impeach president again

A Senate impeachment trial after the president leaves office wouldn’t restore accountability, it would simply stoke the fires of partisan strife. Read More...

Final days of the Trump presidency

Here’s a rundown on a series of impulsive decisions, which in combination have tanked the Trump legacy. Read More...

More election news and other matters

Evidence of electoral irregularities continues to accumulate, with little time to review it. Efforts to change the apparent outcome are likely to fall short, and the president et al. should handle other major issues judiciously.

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Apparent election outcomes

President Trump may have been ousted, but Republicans will probably hold the Senate. If so, don’t expect a big batch of progressive legislation in 2021. Read More...

Some closing thoughts about the 2020 elections

After an 18-month battle, we’ll soon know the election results. Meanwhile, here are some questions to ponder about the action that took place and what may be coming next. Read More...

Election issues: Summing up

This year's elections offer two very different visions of the future, and there's a lot of conflicting information to consider. Think before you vote; there won't be any do overs.
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Election issues: Deficits and debt

The national debt will keep rising for a while, but Republicans seem to have the “least worst” fiscal approach. Read More...

The phase four coronavirus relief battle

It wasn’t pretty, but the president won a round for a change. Read More...

Changing minds is an uphill battle

Facts may potentially be proven, but changing opinions is dependent on either persuasion or force. Read More...

Election campaigns will be policy lite

The upcoming election campaigns will be hard fought, with a paucity of objective reporting and more emphasis on personalities than on policies. Read More...

Dueling theories: Russian collusion vs. silent coup

Kudos to the attorney general for the efforts that are underway to get the Department of Justice/FBI back on track; let’s hope this project can be wrapped up by November. Read More...

The partisan divide keeps getting deeper

Perceptions re handling of the coronavirus pandemic may determine the outcome of the 2020 elections, and both sides are preparing accordingly. Read More...

Tumultuous times in national politics

This was a major event every day kind of week, either in DC or on the campaign trail. Sadly, some new lows were hit. Read More...

Once again, Congress delivered subpar results

Our expectations were low for the year-end legislative activity in DC, but Congress managed to undershoot them. One win – multiple losses! Read More...

Deficits and debt: who's in charge here?

SAFE seeks to enlist Sen. Rand Paul as an ally who could help to build support for our suggestion that balancing the budget should be the top issue in the 2020 presidential race. Read More...

Impeachment push is symptom of underlying problems

Don’t blame sporadic, ineffective government on the current president. This pattern has been developing for years, and barring corrective action it will keep getting worse. Read More...

Seeking the best path forward

Herewith a state of play review of several topics: Impeachment inquiry - generational divide - fiscal problem - taxes - healthcare - climate realism - "renewable" energy - DE public schools. Read More...

In the court of public opinion

Trying to simultaneously conduct a “quick” impeachment inquiry, keep the country running and prepare for a presidential election isn’t a recipe for good results. Read More...

It's not the budget process that's broken, it's our political system

What do the just-launched impeachment process and the long-time fiscal problem have in common? They both reflect a failure to confront bad behavior, which we may have cause to regret. Read More...

Combatting the addiction to deficits and debt

Many people view fiscal responsibility as passé, but SAFE continues to support the quaint notion that government budgets should be habitually balanced. Read More...

Setting a SAFE course in uncertain times

Smaller, more focused, less costly government is not in vogue these days, but SAFE has no intention of giving up. Here’s an overview of the battlefield. Read More...

Latest budget deal: Faster process, similar results

The Bipartisan Budget Act will compound the fiscal problem, and ironically the debt limit – which is supposed to help constrain spending – provided an excuse for hasty action. Read More...

Infrastructure plan generates more heat than light

The infrastructure deal was arguably derailed by unrelated political bickering, but there was no solid basis for a such a deal in the first place. Read More...

Partisan gridlock reigns in DC

For voters who would favor less partisan strife in DC, don’t hold your breath because the Democratic game plan ensures it’s not going to happen. Read More...

May we see your license, please (E-15)

If our political leaders lack the judgment (energy policy), diligence (fiscal problem), or integrity (immigration laws) to do their jobs, call them out for practicing politics without a license. Read More...

Midterm issues: deficits and debt (E-43)

What to hope for this fall: acknowledgement that the fiscal problem is serious and advocacy of credible solutions versus the usual finger pointing. Read More...

Midterm issues: Taxes (E - 64)

The 2018 tax cut will be a minor plus for Republican candidates on the campaign trail this fall, but real tax reform could be a big help in solving the fiscal problem longer term. Read More...
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