Tag Archives: conspiracy theory

2 Sentences

Last week my end of the political spectrum went wild raving about an article entitled, January 6 Was Practice, that Barton Gellman wrote for The Atlantic. I thought it was good, perhaps very good. It was (by design) too long for most Americans. I read it in its entirety and the last two sentences still haunt me days later. Continue reading 2 Sentences

Thank You Ms. Mayer

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

Three Glimmers Of Hope

To a great degree the press gave us President Donald Trump with its coverage of the 2016 campaign. Since the election it has become the necessary sunlight to disinfect the disease that is his administration. While not isolated to them, three recent incidents have shown that the press is doing so and in the process have drawn a new line in the sand. Let’s explore. Continue reading Three Glimmers Of Hope

Politics Can Be Fun(ny)

I take politics very seriously because I take policy and its repercussions very seriously. I have to admit components of it can be funny and occasionally the “game” can be fun. Much of the humor comes from weird candidates. Today I’d like to look at the recent past and what may be on our plates for this fall. Continue reading Politics Can Be Fun(ny)

Is Charlie Coming?

It is very early Monday morning as I pen this and I think I may have figured something out. Donald Trump is a nominal Republican at best. Much like the Tea Party before him, he saw a political party that he could coopt for his own purposes. In his case it was a money grab that worked out better than he ever imagined it would. In order to further his organized criminal enterprise he has accommodated some of the Republicans’ most radical demands; now I think he may be setting things up to use one of their defenses. Let’s explore. Continue reading Is Charlie Coming?