Please Note: The basis for this article is Jane Mayer’s October 4th article in The New Yorker which I highly recommend you read.
It is only about once a year that I read an article that moves me to the extent that I write almost an entire article of my own based on it. That happened the other day when I read Jane Mayer’s piece in The New Yorker entitled, The Invention Of The Conspiracy Theory On Biden And Ukraine: How a conservative dark-money group that targeted Hillary Clinton in 2016 spread the discredited story that may lead to Donald Trump’s impeachment. Trump and his minions are trying to muddy the waters with this story in order to confuse the voters. To date they have been to a large degree successful. Mayer, who I I have long held tremendous respect for, does a great job of clearing the waters in her article. Let’s explore. Continue reading Thank You Ms. Mayer
The biggest political story in America last week was not whose buttocks Al Franken did or did not palm, naked pictures of Joe Barton or even that the White House wants Roy Moore to win in Alabama (Were you surprised? I certainly wasn’t) it was two business deals. Let’s explore. Continue reading Censorship Business
The title of today’s posting is somewhat purloined from what have become two axioms for political junkies: connecting the dots and separating the signal from the noise. It is way early, but I want to talk about the coming 2020 Republican presidential primary. Yes, you read that correctly. Despite the fact that the White House is currently occupied by a non-term limited Republican who is giving the impression that he is already campaigning for 2020 I expect a Republican challenge and primary fight. Let’s explore. Continue reading Many Dots And Much Noise
Without always succeeding, my general goal is to make the subject of Sunday’s posting the big political story of the prior week. This week there was so much to choose from. Somehow I selected President Trump’s Tuesday night address to a joint session of Congress. Effectively it was a State of The Union address without officially being so. The tradition of a new President addressing a joint session about a month after taking office was started by Ronald Reagan. Let’s explore. Continue reading The VOICE Speech
“Security; what security?” I remember that being my then pre-school nephew’s reply to my answer as to the purpose of the automatic gate at the entrance to the Florida community I lived in at the time. He was correct. The gate provided the illusion of security as well as giving the management a selling point, but in reality did almost nothing to prevent an unwanted intruder from entering the neighborhood. That story relates to the Trump administration and its attitude toward national security. Let’s explore. Continue reading Security; What Security?