“A Trial by any Other Name …” (Nice Play, Shakespeare)

The Founding Fathers took certain things for granted. When Madison texted Hamilton at 2 a.m. and asked, “u up?” the night before the Constitutional Convention’s 1787 vote, they didn’t hook up to hash out final arguments over the use of… Continue Reading →

Hillary Cleared of EVERYTHING by Trump’s DOJ, Nobody Cares

The biggest news of the week, which you likely missed, was that Hillary Clinton was cleared of all legal charges and (blatantly false) accusations from Trump World related to her emails, Uranium One scandal, Clinton Foundation hanky-panky, and anything else… Continue Reading →

One More Time: Trump Starts Fire, Takes Credit for Dousing It

I don’t claim to know the proper response when a foreign adversary kills one of our military contractors in a foreign war zone. I DO know that I don’t want a corrupt, incompetent, amoral commander in chief making those decisions…. Continue Reading →

Happy Holidays to Anti-Trump, Anti-War Republicans

Thank Jesus for the anti-Trump Republicans who have given us permission to say “Happy Holidays” again. During Donald’s War Against the War on Christmas, we were not allowed to combine Christmas and New Year’s greetings into one concise salutation. Instead,… Continue Reading →

Happy Christmas

We’re taking the holiday break off, to reflect on this season of thankfulness and giving. We’re THANKFUL for Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.), the Democratic House, all the impeachment inquiry witnesses, Justin Amash (I-Mich., formerly R-Mich.),… Continue Reading →

Impeachment of a Corrupt Projectionist

President Trump is big on declaring his best-ever, most-ever, first-ever accomplishments. In classic Trumpian fashion, Donald indeed has achieved two things no other American president has: 1) He is the first to be impeached in his first term; and 2)… Continue Reading →

Articles of Impeachment vs. MAGA Delusionists: Divine Juxtaposition

Americans’ support for impeachment has remained relatively static at 48% for, 45% against, even after the open congressional hearings that spelled out the bitter, impeachable truth in detail. This is due largely to the GOP’s wildly successful disinformation campaign. You… Continue Reading →

Constitutional Scholars vs. Inveterate Fabulists

Testimony by four prominent constitutional law professors before the House Judiciary Committee yesterday changed virtually zero minds about President Donald J. Trump’s impeachment proceedings. Critical thinkers and truth-seekers still believe the president committed egregious impeachable offenses and should be removed… Continue Reading →

War on Epistemology

Brett Stephens of The New York Times was on a cable news panel this week. The subject was Trump’s base of supporters and the swill they’re willing to swallow from their messiah. Brett summoned his best “Captain” (Strother Martin, who… Continue Reading →

Don’t Let a Good Diplomat Go Bad

Most of the other career diplomats spoke highly of Kurt Volker’s reputation and dedication to service. But somewhere along the line, probably involuntarily, Volker got sucked into the president’s vortex of corruption. (Don’t they all.) Kurt Volker was minding his… Continue Reading →

All “Arms for Dirt” Lead to Putin

You would think this past seven days would offer more than enough fodder for a weekly chronicler of political current events from the perspective of an average person who pays close attention to the news. And it does. But the… Continue Reading →

“I Now Do Recall”

I now do recall that my $1 million contribution to the Trump inaugural committee in exchange for an ambassadorship did not include me lying for the president and going to jail for perjury. That recollection is clear. Crystal. I now… Continue Reading →

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