Archive for the ‘Donald Trump’ Category

January 31st, 2023 - 11:08 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Unindicted co-conspirator?

People who lived through the 1970s will recognize this terminology. The “unindicted co-conspirator” in the Watergate scandal, which sent several of President Nixon’s closest associates to prison, was Nixon himself. Now the phrase is being revived to insinuate Trump committed crimes[...]

January 28th, 2023 - 10:05 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

New York Times alleges stunning corruption by Barr, Durham

Warned by Italian authorities that Trump was involved in financial crimes, Attorney General Bill Barr and Special Counsel John Durham protected him by accusing the FBI of wrongdoing. That’s what months of investigative journalism by the New York Times uncovered, and prominent legal experts are[...]

January 22nd, 2023 - 8:30 pm § in America, Christianity, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion, Republicans

Americans are leaving religion behind

Organized religion in America is grappling with dwindling congregations and church closures (read story here). That’s less than shocking. The old churchgoing generations are dying off, and people who stopped attending during the pandemic have been slow to return. But there’s a bigger re[...]

January 20th, 2023 - 1:43 am § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts

Trump and lawyer hit with sanctions for frivolous lawsuit

A federal judge in Florida sanctioned Trump and one of his attorneys, Alina Habba (photo, left), for a frivolous lawsuit against Hillary Clinton and others, Politico reported on Thursday, January 19, 2023 (read story here). The order (read it here) by Judge Donald Middlebrooks, a Bill Clinton appoin[...]

January 17th, 2023 - 2:19 am § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Classified docs: Biden vs. Trump

A CNN op-ed (here) says: “Classified documents were found in an office at Biden’s former think tank and a garage at his Wilmington, Delaware, home, leading Attorney General Merrick Garland to appoint a special counsel to investigate, just as he has for Trump. “’Republicans will try t[...]

January 12th, 2023 - 6:14 pm § in America, Biden, Donald Trump, Foreign Affairs, Politics, Republicans

Be careful who you trust with the nuclear codes

Part of America’s freedom is that we can elect our leaders. That has downsides, although so far not enough to replace democracy with some other system. One of the bigger downsides is that you might get a leader like Trump. America’s voters should think hard before they do that again. Tha[...]

January 12th, 2023 - 4:15 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Racism

Trump’s Supreme Court is a hanging court

The Supreme Court is no longer a place you can go to stop the execution of an innocent person, or of someone whose sentencing was influenced by racial bias. Since 2019, when Trump put his first two appointees on the court, the new conservative court majority hasn’t accepted a single death pena[...]

January 12th, 2023 - 1:33 pm § in Biden, Donald Trump, Politics

Biden vs. Trump classified documents (chart)

Biden’s defenders can argue all they want that his possession of classified documents at his private office and residence, which were immediately handed over to the government, isn’t the same as Trump’s willful attempts to retain a much larger cache of classified documents. But the[...]

January 9th, 2023 - 9:08 pm § in Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics, Republicans

Pennsylvania county recounts 2020 election

“More than two years after the last ballot was cast in the 2020 election, Lycoming County plans to recount all presidential votes by hand — an extraordinary step no other Pennsylvania county has taken,” Raw Story reported (here) on Monday, January 9, 2023, adding, “County commiss[...]

January 9th, 2023 - 1:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics, Republicans

How to test whether the Supreme Court is crazy

File a lawsuit asking the court to: reinstate Trump, remove Biden and Harris from office, remove “the 387 members of Congress who voted to certify Biden’s election,” ban all of them and Mike Pence from “ever running again,” and award the plaintiff $3 billion of damages for [...]