Posts Tagged ‘corruption’

June 12th, 2022 - 6:20 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Nixon’s crimes

Most people just remember the Watergate break-in, if anything at all. Many weren’t even born yet. But Richard Nixon’s crimes went far beyond the break-in at the Democratic National Committee’s headquarters in the Watergate complex (photo below) and the coverup that followed. He kep[...]

June 2nd, 2022 - 11:40 pm § in America, Biden, Democrats, Donald Trump, Politics

The Hunter Biden laptop trail

The purported Hunter Biden laptop, and at least some of the salacious material on it, apparently are authentic, Mother Jones says (in a story here). But the Chinese connection alleged by Trump backers is fake. “The effort to publicize compromising emails, images, and videos from the device in[...]

April 10th, 2022 - 2:59 pm § in News Media, Politics, Racism

Huffington Post op-ed dishonestly attacks Black Lives Matter

Stephen A. Crockett Jr. (photo, left; profile here) is an opinion writer for Huffington Post. He didn’t originate the argument below; I’ve seen conservatives use it to attack Black Lives Matter. (I’m not familiar with Crockett’s work, and don’t know what his political o[...]

March 9th, 2022 - 7:17 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Rogue GOP county clerk indicted for election crimes

A Colorado grand jury has indicted a rogue county clerk under state and federal investigation (see article here) for leaking confidential voting machine login codes to QAnon (see article here). Read the latest developments here. Those voting machines can no longer be used, and a judge barred her fro[...]

February 21st, 2022 - 7:00 pm § in Politics, Russia

Read the fine print before you vote

They always tell you to read the fine print before signing a contract, and that’s good advice. Voting for candidates is like a contract of sorts. They offer certain things in exchange for your vote — their experience, character, and promises. Instead of just voting for the “D”[...]

February 12th, 2022 - 9:54 pm § in Russia

Putin’s yacht

As of 2018, Putin’s government salary was about $300,000 a year (details here), so either he has other sources of income (e.g., corruption), or he paid for this 270-foot, $100 million, luxuriously appointed (e.g. pool, marble bathrooms) motor yacht (details here) with a no-payments loan. Retur[...]

January 12th, 2022 - 10:46 pm § in Democrats, Law and Courts, Politics

Ted Cruz wants to legalize bribery

Ted Cruz is already an awful senator, but not one to rest on his dubious laurels, he’s trying to make things worse. He’s suing the Federal Election Commission to overturn a federal anti-corruption law. If he succeeds, that will “enable any lawmaker to make a high-dollar, high-inte[...]

December 12th, 2021 - 12:10 am § in Health, Politics, Schools & Colleges

U. of Florida was pressured to destroy Covid-19 data

  GOP “reopen” governor’s reign of fear: Faculty Senate report slams political interference; MIAMI HERALD says “fear of upsetting state officials is pervasive among faculty” Download Faculty Senate report here Read Miami Herald story here – Florida Gov. Ron D[...]

October 28th, 2021 - 11:25 pm § in Politics

A Trump appointee’s insider stock trades

In February 2020, Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) learned before the public did that Covid-19 was about to devastate the U.S. economy, and promptly sold $1.6 million of stock to buyers who didn’t know what he knew. Moments later Burr phoned his brother-in-law, Gerald Fauth, a business consultant Trum[...]

October 14th, 2021 - 8:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Andrew McCabe finally gets his pension

Former acting FBI director Andrew McCabe (photo, left), who claimed he was the victim of a political firing ordered by a vindictive Trump only 26 hours before he was set to retire, will get his full pension after all. In addition, the Department of Justice will pay over $200,000 of missed pension be[...]