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Irony is Dead (or at least on life-support)

When you see Ken Starr getting up in front of the Senate and the American public, and lamenting that we’ve arrived at an “age of impeachment,” then you know that irony is dead. Or at least on life support. Ken … Continue reading

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I never thought I would see the day where I would be in support of John Bolton

Boy, I never thought I would see the day where I would be in support of John Bolton. He is a neocon’s neocon. He and I aren’t likely to agree on just about anything. And yet, here we are. Bolton … Continue reading

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President's Team still claiming there was no Quid Pro Quo.

It’s interesting that the President’s team is still claiming that there was no quid pro quo because that’s what the President told Ambassador Sondland on their September 9 phone call. Just to review the time-line: July 25, Trump makes his … Continue reading

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Day 1 of the Impeachment Trial

One of the interesting things about the first day of yesterday’s impeachment trial is that the President’s attorneys kept making the point that the President didn’t respond to the subpoenas issued by the House because the House did not begin … Continue reading

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Seven Fallacies about Impeachment to keep in mind

As the impeachment trial of Donald Trump finally gets rolling, this might be a good time to review some of the legalities of impeachment. It turns out that the gold standard for books about impeachment is Charles Black’s Impeachment (A … Continue reading

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Our Hypocrisy is not like theirs, part 23

As the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins this morning, there has been a bit of focus on the oath that Senators have to swear in order to be jurors in the impeachment trial. That oath says: Do you … Continue reading

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Trump manages to unite Iran and Iraq

Well, as everyone knows, we have a very stable genius in the White House. He decided, in his infinite wisdom, to assassinate Gen. Qassem Soleimani of Iran three days into 2020, getting the New Year off to a rocking start. … Continue reading

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Is Trump wagging the dog with his assassination of Gen. Qassem Soleimani?

Like most of you, I had never heard of Gen. Qassem Soleimani before yesterday. I read in the media that he was a bad guy. Maybe he was. Maybe he was just an Iranian patriot. (You know, one man’s terrorist … Continue reading

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How does an Atheist celebrates Christmas?

How does an Atheist celebrate Christmas? Pretty much like the rest of you: with pagan rituals, family, and sometimes sappy music. Happy holidays everyone. And looking forward to a better New Year.

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What the DOJ Inspector General's Report did not say

I’m not, as I have repeatedly explained, a fan of equating Donald Trump with Adolf Hitler. While Trump is surely a malignant narcissist, Hitler was an extreme sociopath completely devoid of a conscience. See the Night of the Long Knives … Continue reading

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