Archive for July 4th, 2022

July 4th, 2022 - 10:21 pm § in Democrats, Politics

Defund the Democrats? Really?

That’s how you get Trump again, or maybe DeSantis. A piece in Salon (here) begins, “After their disastrous failure on abortion rights, Democrats want us to give more money and vote harder. Forget it.” Before I started reading, I assumed the article was a pity party over the loss of[...]

July 4th, 2022 - 4:46 pm § in America, Russia

Book Review: “The Fourth Man,” the hunt for a CIA mole who got away

If you like spy stories, check out this non-fiction book (get it here) about CIA spycatchers and double agents, written by an ex-CIA officer (he cleared its contents with the Agency). It’s not dense or tedious; it’s fun to read. “The Fourth Man” is a newly released book (publ[...]

July 4th, 2022 - 4:26 pm § in Misc.

Can you legally possess a gun?

State and local laws vary, of course. The federal law regulating firearm possession, tranfers, and transportation across state lines is found at 18 U.S. Code ยง922 (read it here). In general, federal law prevents you from having a gun if you’re a felon fugitive drug addict undocumented immigra[...]