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January 20th, 2022 - 3:37 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Russia

The Ukraine crisis, explained

Here are some things to consider when trying to understand what’s going on between Putin’s Russia and Ukraine, drawn from my own accumulated knowledge of the situation. Why Russia seized Crimea. Russia is a landlocked country with access to the world’s oceans only through the Arcti[...]

January 19th, 2022 - 10:46 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Giuliani and Trump campaign were behind organized scheme to install fake electors

The media previously reported on a scheme to replace legitimate Biden electors with fake Trump electors. On January 20, 2022, CNN reported (here) that this scheme was organized and run by Rudy Guiliani and Trump campaign officials, who “were far more involved than previously known,” and [...]

January 12th, 2022 - 5:49 pm § in Biden, Politics

McConnell calls Biden’s voting rights speech a “rant”

You’d think making sure American citizens can vote wouldn’t be controversial, but this is the era of Republican opposition to democracy. “The president’s rant yesterday was incoherent, incorrect and beneath his office,” McConnell said on the Senate floor today, referrin[...]

January 11th, 2022 - 8:04 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Politics

Voting rights take center stage

President Biden is making a renewed push to get voting rights through Congress to protect the right of Americans to choose their leaders. But GOP obduracy and the Senate filibuster stand in the way. Biden finally endorsed changing the rule in a much-anticipated Georgia speech on Tuesday, January 11,[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 11:08 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Company hired by Arizona GOP for vote “audit” goes out of business

“Cyber Ninjas, the controversial Florida company that conducted a bungle-plagued audit of Arizona votes in the 2020 presidential election, a recount pushed by Donald Trump and state senators over baseless claims of fraud, has folded,” Huffington Post reported on Thursday, January 6, 2[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 4:41 pm § in Biden, Politics

GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham misplaces his last marble

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) went off the deep end long ago, but his mental decline continues, and it’s sad to watch. (See story here.)   Related story (here): Trump aide Richard Grenell (bio here) asserts the worst assault on democracy that occurred on January 6, 2021, was Trump getting ki[...]

January 4th, 2022 - 8:49 pm § in America, Biden, China, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs

What game theory predicts about China and “The Quad”

“The Quad” is a term for quadrilateral (i.e., four-nation) cooperation among the U.S., Japan, India, and Australian — who are joined by other European and Asian democracies — in opposition to China’s aggression and territorial ambitions. This article explains what game [...]

January 4th, 2022 - 5:56 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

Ted Cruz, nonsense peddler

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is the man who stood on a debate stage and smiled when Trump called his father a “terrorist,” and later sucked up to Trump. He’s the man who fled to sunny Mexico when his state’s power grid failed and his constituents froze, some to death. He can’t [...]

January 1st, 2022 - 11:29 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Economics

What should the Democrats’ midterm strategy be?

As Democrats try to shape a strategy for midterm elections they’re widely expected to lose, they’re debating whether they should talk to voters about the January 6 insurrection or the economy. (Read story here.) The stakes are high. The GOP has been taken over by fanatics who don’t[...]

January 1st, 2022 - 2:40 pm § in Biden, Business, Donald Trump, Economics

When 1-3 is a majority, until it isn’t

Trump’s FDIC chair, Jelena McWilliams, wasn’t ousted; she quit. (Story here.) The FDIC is the federal agency that insures bank deposits (details here). McWilliams was appointed in 2018 to a 5-year term expiring in 2023. By December 2021, she was the only Republican on the 5-member board,[...]