Tag Archives: 2016

Some Dare Call It Treason: When a former CIA Director starts referring to your actions as “treasonous,” I think you might have a problem

Well, today was the big day. Following almost immediately on the heels of last week’s big announcement about the grand jury indictments of 12 Russian military intelligence officers for committing acts of cyber warfare against the U.S. during the 2016 presidential election, Donald Trump had more than ample opportunity to cancel this morning’s private one-on-one […]

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Kennedy announces his retirement, opening the door for yet another Trump Supreme Court Justice

My daughter just happened to be at the Supreme Court this afternoon, with a group of about 60 girls from Detroit and Ypsilanti, when word came out that Justice Anthony Kennedy, after serving 30 years on the high court, would be retiring, giving Donald Trump yet one more opportunity to remake the Judicial branch in […]

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The “unlawful” bombing of Syria, the curious pardoning of Scooter Libby, and the expanding criminal case against Michael Cohen

Quite a bit has happened over this past week. For the purposes of this post, I’d like to focus on just three of the many story lines that I’ve been following; our bombing of Syria, the Scooter Libby pardon, and the criminal case against Donald Trump’s “fixer,” Michael Cohen. Let’s start by talking about Michael […]

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Declaring “(Donald Trump) has been tougher on Russia than Obama was in the past eight years combined,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders achieves ‘maximum gaslight’ status, qualifying herself for a position in the Joseph Goebbels’ Propaganda Hall of Fame

Maybe I’m just imagining it, but I’m getting the sense, watching video of today’s White House press briefing, that we’ve finally crossed some kind of line. It’s like it’s collectively started to dawn on members of the White House Press Corps that, if the kids in Parkland can stand up and push back, them, maybe, […]

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U.S. Intelligence chiefs warn that our government is lying to us, placing our democracy in peril. (At what point can we start using the word treason?)

For those of you who might have missed the Senate Intelligence Committee testimony of FBI Director Christopher Wray, CIA Director Mike Pompeo, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, NSA Director Mike Rogers, Defense Intelligence Agency Director Robert Ashley, and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Director Robert Cardillo this afternoon, I can sum it up in three points… […]

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