Quick Thoughts on Houston Debate: Biden Still in Front While Castro and Yang Falter
2020 Election / Amy Klobuchar / Bernie Sanders / Beto O'Rourke / Debates / Democratic Party / donald trump / elizabeth warren / Immigration / joe biden / Kamala Harris / Saudi Arabia / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Quick Thoughts on Houston Debate: Biden Still in Front While Castro and Yang Falter

A few quick thoughts on last night’s debate in Houston. First of all it was good to have all the leading candidates on stage, which may not be the case for the October debates.  As far as how the candidates did, my analysis is below.  Full disclosure – I have not yet selected a candidate … Continue reading

Donald Trump – President Zero
Climate Change / donald trump / Infrastructure / Nuclear Proliferation / Russia / Trump Administration

Donald Trump – President Zero

DONALD TRUMP – PRESIDENT ZERO September 8, 2019 One of the challenges of writing about President Trump is that it is hard to avoid slipping into a Billy Joel-esque “We Didn’t Start the Fire” litany of the many, many outrages that have come to define this Presidency.   I would like to argue, however, that over … Continue reading

Los Angeles:  A History in 20 Tweets
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: A History in 20 Tweets

1/20 September 4, 1781 is the official date for the "founding" of El Pueblo de la Reina de los Angeles" ("The Town of the Queen of the Angels") by Spanish settlers – its second settlement in California. Below are some events that shaped this great city. #LosAngeles pic.twitter.com/5XANHCcCn3 — Bennet Kelley (@bennetkelley) September 4, 2019 … Continue reading

IN BRIEF: Hong Kong on the Brink and Trump’s Indifference
China / donald trump / Human Rights / Trump Administration

IN BRIEF: Hong Kong on the Brink and Trump’s Indifference

I am increasingly concerned over the current protests in Hong Kong.  It is an issue I have been following for some time, having featured the 2014 Umbrella Movement on my podcast.  China’s ominous movement of troops to the Hong Kong border and the Trump administration’s failure to express any support for democracy in Hong Kong … Continue reading

A Timeline of Trump’s Effort to Turn a Blind Eye to White Supremacist Threats
2020 Election / donald trump / Gun control / Racism / Trump Administration

A Timeline of Trump’s Effort to Turn a Blind Eye to White Supremacist Threats

The latest white supremacist inspired mass shooting this weekend raises many troubling issues, including: the extent to which President Trump is to blame for inflammatory and racist rhetoric that may have inspired these actors; President Trump’s refusal to acknowledge the threat posed by white supremacist; and his administration’s efforts to undermine efforts to monitor and … Continue reading

Revised Assange Indictment Triggers First Amendment Concerns, Complicates Extradition
Cyber Report

Revised Assange Indictment Triggers First Amendment Concerns, Complicates Extradition

Originally posted on Cyber Report:
On May 23rd the Justice Department returned a superseding indictment against Julian Assange that not only includes and expands on the prior claim stemming from an attempt to hack into the Pentagon’s Secret Internet Protocol Network but adds sixteen additional charges stemming from obtaining and publishing classified information. Counts 5,…

The Mueller Report Illustrated: Trump’s Acts of Obstruction (Part 1)
2016 Election / donald trump / Mueller Investigation / Rule of Law / Russia

The Mueller Report Illustrated: Trump’s Acts of Obstruction (Part 1)

The Mueller Report is to politics what James Joyce’s Ulysses is to literature and Irish culture – everyone has an opinion on it but very few have actually read it or are even versed in its details.  Enter Tami Burages who has taken dissected the key findings of the Mueller Report on obstruction to easily … Continue reading

Judge Mehta Upholds Subpoena of Trump Accounting Records
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Judge Mehta Upholds Subpoena of Trump Accounting Records

In a swift and sweeping win for House investigators, D.C. District Judge Amit P. Mehta denied the Trump administration’s attempt to quash a House Committee on Oversight and Reform for President Trump’s accounting records from 2011 forward from his accounting firm Mazars USA LLP. The ruling can be digested down to four key passages: Pg … Continue reading