Category: Donald J. Trump

The Mueller Report: Top three takeaways

The Mueller Report:  Top three takeaways
I’m working my way through yesterday’s release of the Mueller Report, but I’m not a very fast reader. Even worse, I find myself staring at the opaque blocks of redactions, wondering what’s underneath. I’ll have more to say later, but there are three things in the report that every American needs to consider: 1. “The... Read more »

William Barr is a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath; Addendum

William Barr is a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath; Addendum
In an effort to keep my posts down to about 500 words, arbitrary cuts must be made.  I usually stop writing after about 700-900 words, and then the cuts begin. Last week I posted a piece entitled Is Robert Mueller the worst investigator on Earth or is William Barr a flat out liar and a traitor... Read more »

Is Robert Mueller the worst investigator on Earth or is William Barr a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath?

Is Robert Mueller the worst investigator on Earth or is William Barr a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath?
If you’re in a hurry and want to cut to the chase, I’d go with option B: The United States Attorney General is a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath. Robert Mueller is the kind of character upon which Marvel Comics could base a superhero. He’s larger than life, always going above... Read more »
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The view from 30,000 feet may actually be a little closer to the ground

The view from 30,000 feet may actually be a little closer to the ground
Variations of “the view from 30,000 feet” have become a model for our dispassionate review of the news. You hear it on all the talk shows. It’s supposed to represent some grand over view of the state of our politics. In reality though, people who offer their “30,000 foot” views tend to be doing it... Read more »

In what fantasy does Andrew Lelling think that fairness has a place in America?

In what fantasy does Andrew Lelling think that fairness has a place in America?
Every parent has at one time or been forced to deal with a child’s protest of “That’s not fair.”   The go-to response is usually, “Life’s not fair, get over it.” Of all the sayings, cliches and adages we heard from our parents and repeated to our kids, that one rings as true as the Liberty... Read more »

The case of Jussie Smollett shows the importance of questioning the unlikely claims of one man when FACTS prove otherwise

The case of Jussie Smollett shows the importance of questioning the unlikely claims of one man when FACTS prove otherwise
Like most Chicagoans (I hope), I was appalled to hear of the heinous crime perpetrated in my city as recounted by the victim, Jussie Smollet. My initial reaction was one of anger and disgust with no thought to the possibility that it was also fiction. Who would make up such a thing and for what... Read more »
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Peace and legislation DEMAND a THOROUGH INVESTIGATION

Peace and legislation DEMAND a THOROUGH INVESTIGATION
On Tuesday night Donald Trump channeled Richard Nixon’s 1974 State of the Union address, both men using that platform to try to get Congress to halt investigations into their criminal activity. Nixon resigned seven months later (August 9, 1974).  There was a stark difference in the messaging of the two men, though. Nixon’s appeal was... Read more »

The State of the Union is what you make of it

The State of the Union is what you make of it
Most Americans don’t need to be told the state of our union, especially those living from paycheck to paycheck, which accounts for about 40% of the work force. The State of the Union for most Americans is the state of their financial health, or lack thereof. The Founding Fathers could never have imagined the pageantry... Read more »

To all Trumpsters, stupid people and Mike Pence: Do not believe your own eyes or ears

To all Trumpsters, stupid people and Mike Pence: Do not believe your own eyes or ears
On Tuesday, directors of America’s intelligence agencies (see above) published the findings of the Worldwide Threat Assessment (WTA) to the U.S Senate. The WTA is a painstakingly compiled report of the state of the world’s greatest threats. The information is gathered by hundreds of career intelligence officers across the globe, many collecting information in foreign... Read more »
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All in all, it's just another brick in Trump's wall

All in all, it's just another brick in Trump's wall
Donald Trump promised his anti-immigrant friends that he was going to build a 20-foot concrete wall across our southern border and have Mexico pay for it. I know it sounds crazy, but he did. Remember that he started his political career in 2010 calling Barack Obama a Kenyan, then followed it up in 2015 by calling... Read more »