Bill Scher

Independent Journalist


Opinion Articles & Editorials Written By Bill Scher

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04/07/17Why Republicans May Regret The Nuclear Optionpolitico.com
Sen. Mitch McConnell has won his Supreme Court bet. Last year he risked control of the Senate by pressing even the most vulnerable Republicans to deny Merrick Garland the barest of consideration. He was rewarded with a Trump presidency. Now he will cash in by installing Neil Gorsuch on the Court after deploying the so-called nuclear option, abolishing the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees.
03/29/17When Is It OK for Democrats to Work With Trump? A Handy Guidepolitico.com
Suddenly, Democrats are in demand. With the Republican caucus fractured and even moderate Senate Democrats feeling feisty, the road to legislation now runs through minority leaders Sen. Chuck Schumer and Rep. Nancy Pelosi.
06/21/15‘Liberal’ Isn’t a Bad Word Anymorepolitico.com
Democrats have been running away from the “liberal” label for a long time, but recent polling shows that rank-and-file Democrats are increasingly happy to pin the scarlet “L” on themselves. It may seem counterintuitive, but the rise in liberal pride is crucial to liberals building a long-lasting relationship with moderates and cementing a post-Obama leftward trajectory. “Forty-seven percent of Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents now identify as both socially liberal and economically moderate or liberal,” Gallup...
11/18/14Trolling the GOPpolitico.com
When the Obama administration last week began the process of preparing the media and the public about the president’s plan to unilaterally suspend deportation for millions of illegal immigrants, it did not go to a Latino outlet like Univision. It did not communicate to the liberal base via the Huffington Post or even old standbys like the New York Times and the Washington Post. The “exclusive” went to Fox News. The reaction on Fox was what you would expect: pure outrage. Charles Krauthammer slammed the plan that day as a...