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by | Oct 19, 2019

This may seem to be a sexist column, but necessarily so. It’s my first essay without allusions to Watergate, which may come as a relief to some. It also contains a sports analogy. See what you think. My only sibling…

by | Oct 18, 2019

Trump critics increasingly compare him to Andrew Johnson, who, in 1868, was the first president to face impeachment. Like Trump, Johnson was easily provoked into unruly speech and considered morally inferior by his opponents, who regarded themselves to be sincere…

by | Oct 16, 2019

Beto O’Rourke is an undistinguished former congressman from El Paso, Texas. His claim to fame is that he almost beat Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat after Cruz stressed his donor network near the breaking point with a presidential…

by | Oct 14, 2019

Anonymous accusations have been regarded with suspicion by honorable leaders for at least two millennia. Even the Romans rejected the use of such allegations against Christians. Indeed, the Emperor Trajan explicitly admonished one of his provincial governors against doing so: “Anonymously…

by | Oct 13, 2019

Washington It started out predictably last month with a Washington Post story about a whistleblower who filed a complaint about President Donald Trump’s remarks during a phone conversation. The conversation included a “promise” made to an unknown foreign leader. The…

by | Oct 10, 2019

Well. This is certainly getting interesting. This week, the Washington Examiner’s Byron York headlined this of the whistleblower: Whistleblower had ‘professional’ tie to 2020 Democratic candidate. York reported as follows, bold print for emphasis supplied: Under questioning from Republicans during…

by | Oct 8, 2019

Andrew Bakaj, the lawyer representing the two anti-Trump “whistleblowers,” is both an ex-CIA official and a former staffer for both Hillary Clinton (as a New York senator) and current New York senator and Senate Democrat leader Charles Schumer. This according…

by | Oct 5, 2019

California Democrats Adam Schiff and Ted Lieu are among President Trump’s most vocal, mean-spirited antagonists in Congress — and resistance to their destructive politics is slowly but surely building both on the Hill and in their home state. Partners in…

by | Oct 4, 2019

Unmask the whistleblower. Let’s read the Constitution, shall we? Specifically Article II, Section IV, which reads as follows, with bold print for emphasis supplied: The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from…

by | Oct 2, 2019

First, it is likely that President Donald Trump violated some cockamamie administrative rule when he recently spoke with the new Ukrainian president about the potential corrupt dealings of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, in Ukraine. Fine. Can’t…

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