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January 16th, 2022 - 4:22 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

I hope Stew Rhodes goes to prison

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers militia group, was indicted last week for seditious conspiracy. He could get 20 years. I hope he does. Rhodes, 56, is a Yale Law School graduate who practiced criminal law in Montana. He’s not a lawyer anymore; he was disbarred in 2015. Now it’[...]

January 15th, 2022 - 2:18 pm § in Law and Courts, Politics

Capitol lost and found

“Many people who participated in the Jan. 6, 2021, insurrection called the House Speaker’s office the next day asking about a lost and found,” Huffington Post says (read story here). That’s a great idea for next time! Here’s how it would work. You lay the stuff out on long [...]

January 11th, 2022 - 4:58 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Some prominent Republicans are backing away from Trump, and that’s a very good thing

What America’s politics need, more than anything else, is for the GOP to be a normal political party again. Since falling under Trump’s spell, it’s become a cult led by a lying charlatan. That’s unhealthy not just for the Republican Party, but the entire country. We need two [...]

January 7th, 2022 - 6:10 pm § in Politics

Notorious Capitol rioter now accused of fatal DUI crash

Emily Hernandez, 22, a Capitol rioter who gleefully brandished a sign stolen from Speaker Pelosi’s office (photo), now she faces serious criminal charges in her home state after a wrong-way crash on a Missouri interstate highway. The crash occurred around 7 p.m. Wednesday night, January 5, 202[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 10:17 pm § in Politics

J. D. Vance is a liar

J. D. Vance, author of “Hillbilly Elegy” and a GOP candidate in Ohio for U.S. Senate, is a liar. Vance, a Yale Law School grad who knows better, claims, “”There are dozens of people who protested on J6 who haven’t even been charged with a crime yet are being mistreated [...]

January 6th, 2022 - 10:09 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Ban Trump from public office?

“Donald Trump might already be ineligible to serve as president of the United States in the future,” Harvard law professor Noah Feldman says (in an op-ed here). He’s referring to the 14th Amendment, Section 3, which says, “No person shall be a Senator or Representative in Co[...]

January 6th, 2022 - 4:54 pm § in Politics

Jan. 6 by the numbers, a year on

From Mother Jones (here): 140 police officers assaulted 725+ rioters arrested 81 arrested rioters are veterans 70 rioters have been sentenced 225+ rioters charged with assaulting, resisting, or impeding police officers 75+ charged with using a weapon or causing serious harm to a police officer Retur[...]

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 6th, 2022 - 1:55 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

The Capitol riot was a revolt of the rich

The popular image of Capitol rioters as low-class, low-income trailer-park trash is false. Many of the rioters were well-off business owners and professionals. Read story here.[...]

January 4th, 2022 - 8:08 pm § in Donald Trump, News Media, Politics

Trump cancels press conference to defend Capitol rioters, blaming “media bias”

Trump has canceled a scheduled January 6 press conference at Mar-a-Lago at which he “reportedly planned to defend the rioters,” CNN reports (story here). Instead, he plans to address that “topic” at a January 15 Arizona rally. “Trump in recent months has defended rioter[...]