Something Has To Change

When will this madness end?  The senate, in an unprecedented 51 to 50 vote approved a demonstrably unqualified nominee, Betsy DeVos, to be Secretary of Education.   Two Republicans, Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, along with the 46 Democrats and 2 Independents to oppose the nomination creating the 50-50 tie that was broken by the vice president who sided with all the other Republicans.  I characterize this as madness because it is clear that Ms. DeVos’ lack of qualifications and the welfare of the Education Department were not foremost in the minds of the Republicans.  Instead, this is a blatant exercise of partisan power. Continue reading “Something Has To Change”