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Sondland Drops a Few Bombshells

Sondland started Wednesday’s impeachment hearing by dropping a few bombshells. It got more interesting from there. There was much speculation ahead of today’s hearing. What would Sondland do after the testimony he gave in his deposition had been contradicted by Read more…


This is to let my subscribers know . . .

. . . that for the past two weeks, my email notification hasn’t been working properly. The problem is now solved. Apparently, the site was hacked and the host shut down my emails to prevent spam going out to my Read more…


Trump operates by putting people in fear. . .

. . . This includes Republican Senators. Once the walls were closing in on Nixon, he resigned. This National Review article by Rich Lowry explains why Trump won’t (reprinted in The Oklahoman) I agree with Lowry’s analysis and believe he Read more…


The GOP Strategy as emerged in the Mueller Hearing

As we move toward impeachment, Team Trump seems to have settled on Trump’s “legal defenses.” They were neatly laid out by the House GOP in Mueller Judiciary Committee hearing. Here’s what to expect (and what we should do). Each of Read more…


Rapists, Sexual Abusers, and Making America Great Again

It’s quite a list: Roy Moore, GOP candidate for Senate, accused of sexual misconduct Kentucky GOP Chair Dan Johnson accused of sexual molestation Trump’s Oklahoma campaign chair pleaded guilty to child sex trafficking. Trump’s labor secretary offering a sweet deal Read more…


The Outrage Dilemma

Staying sane—and saving democracy— under a Firehose of Outrageousness. The Rand Corp. describes the extremely effective Firehose of Falsehoods propaganda method: a rapid, continuous barrage of outrageous falsehoods. Trump, who adopted the method from Putin, is a natural at this. Read more…


Saving Democracy

I was honored (and flattered) when the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy, asked for my views on saving democracy. I wrote out my answers, and they’ve posted it to their website. You can view it here. Or, Read more…


Are members of Congress guilty of crimes if they help Trump cover up an “ongoing conspiracy with Russia”?

[View here as a Twitter thread] Spoiler 1: Probably not. Spoiler 2: The solution to the GOP shielding Trump (most likely) won’t come through criminal justice. We have a political problem. 1/ Helping someone cover up a crime can be Read more…


Presidential Pardons (again)

  Presidential Pardons are in the news again. Trump pardoned Sheriff Arpaio, convicted of illegally and cruelly targeting undocumented immigrants. He pardoned Scooter Libby, aid to Veep Cheney, convicted of obstruction, perjury & (ironically) leaking classified info.   [To read, Read more…