by | Jan 12, 2020

Washington When the Consumer Technology Association announced that Ivanka Trump, elder daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, would be a keynote speaker at CES 2020, some of the very people who had been pushing for more female speakers, and…

by | Dec 16, 2019

Seventy-five years ago today, 200,000 German soldiers launched a surprise attack through the Ardennes Forest and created a bulge in the Allied front lines in Belgium. At the salient’s heart was the town of Bastogne from which roads led to the…

by | Nov 29, 2019

Sunday night Judah Friedman, my genius pal, and I are driving back from Rancho Mirage to Beverly Hills. We’re digesting a fine meal of fettucine and maple sugar ravioli. I know it sounds strange, but when you add baby back…

by | Nov 24, 2019

Washington Impeachment is a loser. That’s the big takeaway I got covering the impeachment of President Bill Clinton. Yes, impeachment gave the Right the delicious thrill of tagging an ugly asterisk to Clinton’s biography. And the proceedings showed what hypocrites…

by | Nov 22, 2019

The impeachment hearings buried the lede. The scandal involves Donald Trump not withholding aid to Ukraine but releasing it. Why does the United States give any money, let alone billions, to a kleptocracy? In a hearing hearing thousands of questions,…

by | Nov 15, 2019

When your two marquee witnesses concede that they did not actually witness anything, the words “But I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night” normally follow. William Taylor and George Kent did not reveal their hotel accommodations to…

by | Nov 12, 2019

In his fine book Impeachment: A Citizen’s Guide (2017), Harvard Law School Professor Cass R. Sunstein, a prominent Democrat who served in the Obama White House, stresses a key point about impeachment: grounds for impeachment should be neutral in the sense…

by | Nov 9, 2019

The Jewish holidays season recently has ended. It begins with Rosh Hashanah, which Jewish tradition sets as the New Year of all humanity … runs through the Jewish Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur, the anniversary of G-d forgiving the sin…

by | Oct 29, 2019

Legats. That’s FBI shorthand for its agents who serve as legal attachés in U.S. embassies abroad. The first time I ever heard that term, I was an Organized Crime Strike Force lawyer in the middle of prosecuting a vicious Mafia…

by | Oct 17, 2019

Say what you want about the Trump kids, none of them have been found with a crack pipe on them. The same can’t be said for Hunter Biden. I picked up the New York Post yesterday morning and found an…

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