Category: Editorial

William Barr is a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath; The Mueller Report

William Barr is a flat out liar and a traitor to his oath; The Mueller Report
A sad truth emerging from the release of the Mueller Report is that U.S. Attorney General William Barr considers himself to be Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. Sort of a well spoken, rational version of Rudy Giuliani. It’s sad because we, the people of the United States are paying him to be our lawyer, to protect... Read more »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Would you rather see Mitch McConnell shot, hanged or beheaded?

Would you rather see Mitch McConnell shot, hanged or beheaded?
Let’s assume that Mitch McConnell is tried and convicted of being an enemy of democracy and a traitor to this country and the Constitution. It’s not much of a leap. McConnell has committed any number of atrocities worthy of death.  We have to rule out torture though, as it violates the whole “cruel and unusual”... Read more »
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Does Congresswoman Ilhan Omar raise the question her own allegiance?

Does Congresswoman Ilhan Omar raise the question her own allegiance?
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-MN) has raised eyebrows with some pointed remarks about Israel’s influence on American foreign policy. Omar has taken aim at both the Jewish nation and Jewish supporters here at home, many of whom are members of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Omar may be unaware of Christian support for Israel,... Read more »

You can't outrun a mother's curse, you'll only break your neck if you try

You can't outrun a mother's curse, you'll only break your neck if you try
My parents lived a mostly sedentary life, which was not atypical for their generation. There’s no great explorers or adventurers in our family tree. I was the “daredevil” of the family, but remember that the bar was set pretty low. Still, I liked to push boundaries a little, tempting fate where practical.  As a bonus,... 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 »