Trump Pardon Claim Ignores 1974 DOJ Opinion: “no one may be a  judge in his own case”
donald trump / Mueller Investigation / Trump Administration

Trump Pardon Claim Ignores 1974 DOJ Opinion: “no one may be a judge in his own case”

Today President Trump trotted out this theory supposedly stated by “numerous legal scholars,” which appears to include his consigliere and lapdog Rudy Guliani. As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the … Continue reading

CLBR #302: The Volcanologist Taking on Trump and the GOP in 2018
2018 Election / Cyber Law and Business Report / Global Warming

CLBR #302: The Volcanologist Taking on Trump and the GOP in 2018

The Volcanologist Taking on Trump and the GOP in 2018 LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS     LINK LINK LINK LINK LINK Over the years, CLBR has tried to provide insight from a tech perspective on upcoming elections.  In 2014, when there was a vacancy in the Congressional District representing Silicon Beach we hosted a tech … Continue reading

A Sober 25th World Press Freedom Day
First Amendment

A Sober 25th World Press Freedom Day

  Today marks the 25th anniversary of World Press Freedom Day.  As UNESCO explains, The theme chosen for this year’s World Press Freedom Day is “Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law.” It explores the interaction between the judiciary and the media, and their complementary roles in fostering transparency, accountability and … Continue reading

A White Senator Goes to Mississippi on MLK50 Day and . . . Dismisses President Obama
Barack Obama / Bernie Sanders / Obama Administration

A White Senator Goes to Mississippi on MLK50 Day and . . . Dismisses President Obama

The Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi invites a white liberal New England Senator to speak at an economic town hall on the 50th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther Kings, Jr. Some African-Americans in Jackson objected to the invitation saying that it was just the White Senator’s typical town hall meeting with an MLK label put … Continue reading

Laura Ingraham’s Non-Apology for Bullying
Gun control / Right Wing Meda

Laura Ingraham’s Non-Apology for Bullying

On Wednesday morning Laura Ingraham released the following gleeful tweet mocking Parkland student David Hogg: David Hogg Rejected By Four Colleges To Which He Applied and whines about it. (Dinged by UCLA with a 4.1 GPA…totally predictable given acceptance rates.) https://t.co/wflA4hWHXY — Laura Ingraham (@IngrahamAngle) March 28, 2018 She was promptly denounced for the statement, … Continue reading

St. Patrick’s Day in America
St Patrick's Day

St. Patrick’s Day in America

St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in America are older the nation itself, although not entirely in the same form as today.  I’m pretty sure George Washington and Thomas Jefferson did not complain about green beer and shamrock shakes. Records indicate St. Patrick’s Day was first celebrated in the “New World” as early as 1600 in St … Continue reading

Friday Night Massacre:  Is the Nunes Memo Release a Ruse to Fire Rosenstein and Mueller
Congressional Republicans / Republican Congress / Trump Administration

Friday Night Massacre: Is the Nunes Memo Release a Ruse to Fire Rosenstein and Mueller

The current tempest engulfing Washington involves a memo prepared at the direction of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) concerning a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act warrant for Carter Page. Who is Devin Nunes? Nunes is an eight-term Republican Congressman from California’s San Joaquin Valley, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee which is conducting an investigation … Continue reading

Six Key Takeaways from NYTimes Important Assessment “Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy”
donald trump / Foreign Policy / Trump Administration

Six Key Takeaways from NYTimes Important Assessment “Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy”

New York Times’ White House correspondent Mark Landler has written a very important assessment of President Trump’s first year in foreign policy entitled: Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy. Here are six key takeaways from this assessment of an uninformed amateur blundering his way through the world. Trump … Continue reading

IN BRIEF: Puerto Rico Hit By Another Storm – the GOP Tax Bill
DC Voting Rights / Puerto Rico / US Territories

IN BRIEF: Puerto Rico Hit By Another Storm – the GOP Tax Bill

THE GOP TAX BILL TREATS PUERTO RICO LIKE A FOREIGN TERRITORY AND WILL DEVASTATE ITS ECONOMY Puerto Rico is already hurting and the Republican tax bill is going to make it worse pic.twitter.com/ghrFyDZ3fl — NowThis (@nowthisnews) December 19, 2017 From Mother Jones: The tax bill, as written, would include taxes on payments between US companies and their … Continue reading

IN BRIEF: Trump Ignores Pentagon, Congress and Reality in Denying Threat of Climate Change
Climate Change / donald trump / Trump Administration

IN BRIEF: Trump Ignores Pentagon, Congress and Reality in Denying Threat of Climate Change

Below are a few resources outlining how President Trump’s removing climate change as a national security threat is contrary to the view of the Pentagon and Congress and ignores the link between climate change and terrorism, the refugee crisis and food security.  Trump’s Continued Recklessness on Climate Change While military commanders consider climate change a … Continue reading