Articles by: Devon Morris

Speaker of the House and former chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee Paul Ryan in 2014. (Unmodified Creative Commons photo by Gage Skidmore.

Opinion: Republican Tax Reform Is Fiscally Irresponsible

November 3, 2017 at 2:49 pm 0 comments

If you had listened to Republican lawmakers at all between the years 2009 and 2016, you probably would have thought fiscal responsibility was a central tenet of their belief system. You probably would have thought their disdain for budget deficits was earnest, and not at all politically contrived. You probablyRead More

Opinion: A Republican and a Democrat Talk About Guns

Opinion: A Republican and a Democrat Talk About Guns

October 12, 2017 at 12:02 am 0 comments

Late last Sunday, 58 people were shot and killed while enjoying a country music performance in Las Vegas. Friday afternoon, I sat down with one of my best friends – a Republican – and we talked about gun violence. Mike Cocomazze and I aren’t two people whose friendship makes aRead More

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Anthony Constantindis in Spera, Afghanistan in 2009. (Public domain photo by Air Force Staff Sgt. Stephen J. Otero.)

Opinion: The Trump Doctrine: Endless War

September 2, 2017 at 12:17 am 0 comments

Last week, President Donald Trump (that’s never going to roll off the tongue, is it?) announced his new Afghanistan strategy, which is really just Obama’s old Afghanistan strategy adjusted for idiocy. Though Trump predictably left out specifics, the central tenets of his policy appear to be this: There will beRead More

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky speaking at CPAC 2011. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license.

Opinion: Repeal Process Reveals GOP Moral Bankruptcy

July 29, 2017 at 12:00 am 0 comments

At one o’clock Friday morning, it looked as though the Republican Senate might actually vote to repeal Obamacare. It had been a crazy few days. After successfully passing a motion to proceed on amendments and debate Tuesday afternoon, it finally looked as though the wheels might be turning on theRead More

Opinion: Donald Trump Is Not the Leader of the Free World

Opinion: Donald Trump Is Not the Leader of the Free World

June 2, 2017 at 2:16 pm 0 comments

President Trump’s recent trip abroad, which included a swing through Saudi Arabia and Israel before a NATO summit in Brussels, was fraught with strange moments and outright gaffes. Some of them were largely inconsequential — footage of Melania Trump “swatting” her husband’s hand away from hers, the president and KingRead More

Antonin Scalia and Ruth Bader Ginsburg at a 2014 National Press Club event. (Public domain photo by Levan Ramishvili)

Opinion: Filibuster Gorsuch, Because We Can

March 29, 2017 at 5:12 pm 0 comments

In 1993, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court and confirmed by the Senate by a margin of 96-3. In 2005, President Bush nominated Samuel Alito to fill a vacancy and he was confirmed 58-42. In 2016, Judge Merrick GarlandRead More

Governor Rick Scott speaking at CPAC Florida in 2011. (Unmodified photo by Gage Skidmore used under a Creative Commons license.

Opinion: Governor Rick Scott Has Clouded Florida’s Future

March 20, 2017 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

As Governor Rick Scott’s tenure in Tallahassee winds down, we now have a more complete picture of what his administration has done for the state of Florida; or, more accurately, what they’ve done to the state of Florida. Scott’s time in office can be evaluated in terms of priorities, andRead More

Opinion: In Riveting Response to Trump, Beshear Delivers Where Clinton Failed

Opinion: In Riveting Response to Trump, Beshear Delivers Where Clinton Failed

March 4, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

With a backdrop of a Lexington cafe, and flanked by the diverse patrons it serves, former Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear delivered the Democratic response to President Trump’s address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night. Dressed in merely a button-up shirt and khaki pants, Beshear did what HillaryRead More

President Donald Trump, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, and Vice President Mike Pence were all center stage Tuesday night. (Public domain photo by Caleb Smith)

Opinion: “Wrong!”: Where Trump’s Address Missed the Mark

March 2, 2017 at 12:16 pm 0 comments

On Tuesday night, President Trump delivered his first address to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress. This address was essentially a State of the Union in substance and style—pauses for applause—the President’s legislative agenda laid out for the legislative branch, and honored guests recognized in the First Lady’s box.Read More

Tom Perez in 2013. (Public domain photo by DOJ photographer Lonnie D Tague)

Opinion: As Perez Claims Victory, Far Left Throws Tantrum

February 26, 2017 at 12:01 am 0 comments

We are just over a month into the Trump presidency, and it is already a nightmare for progressives. Here are a few reasons why: The Republican-controlled Congress is moving forward on a repeal of the Affordable Care Act Civil rights protections for transgender students have been rescinded Refugee resettlement seemsRead More