The Christian Case Against Trump
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The Christian Case Against Trump

During this holy season, I would like to highlight two recent editorials by Christianity Today and the Christian Post calling for Trump’s removal from office, along with a short video by Sojourner editor Jim Wallis. On December 19th Christianity Today came in support of Trump’s impeachment and removal. But the facts in this instance are unambiguous: … Continue reading

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
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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

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

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
Congress / donald trump / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

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

Joint Declaration by 58 NatSec Officials Rejects Trump’s Phony Emergency
donald trump / Foreign Policy / Immigration / National Security / Trump Administration

Joint Declaration by 58 NatSec Officials Rejects Trump’s Phony Emergency

A roster of former national security officials that include Secretaries of State, Defense and Homeland Security, a CIA Director and Director of National Intelligence and National Security Advisors under both Democratic and Republican administrations have issued a joint declaration denouncing President Trump’s emergency declaration to build a border wall.  The group stressed that “[w]e are … Continue reading

First Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Emergency Declaration
Constitution / donald trump / Immigration / Trump Administration

First Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s Emergency Declaration

On Friday President Trump declared an emergency under the National Emergencies Act in order to fund construction of a border wall.  In a bizarre Rose Garden press conference, President Trump explained “I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn’t need to do this, but I’d rather do it much faster.” Within … Continue reading

CLBR #318: Obama NSC Alum Rumana Ahmed on “West Wingers”
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CLBR #318: Obama NSC Alum Rumana Ahmed on “West Wingers”

Obama NSC Alum Rumana Ahmed on “West Wingers” LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS WMR iTunes Podbay Spreaker Stitcher Obama NSC Alum Rumana Ahmed on “West Wingers” We continue our 2018 Miami Book Fair series with Obama National Security Council Alum Rumana Ahmed who is one of eighteen former Obama administration contributors to “West Wingers: Stories from the Dream … Continue reading

Ten Factoids on Why You Should Vote
2018 Election / Climate Change / donald trump / Foreign Policy / Gun control / Health Care Reform / Immigration / Lies / Racism / Trade / Trump Administration

Ten Factoids on Why You Should Vote

Reason to Vote: A recent UN report concluded that we only have approximately 12 years to make massive and unprecedented changes to global energy infrastructure to limit global warming to moderate levels. #ClimateChange pic.twitter.com/hQwtu8M71n — Bennet Kelley (@bennetkelley) November 2, 2018 Reasons to Vote: It's time for more than #thoughtsandprayers. #gunsense #guncontrol #2018 pic.twitter.com/FEoXkZDWH2 — … Continue reading

CLBR #316: Author Sarah Kendzior Gives the View From the Flyover Country
2016 Election / Cyber Law and Business Report / donald trump / Trump Administration

CLBR #316: Author Sarah Kendzior Gives the View From the Flyover Country

Author Sarah Kendzior Gives The View From the Flyover Country LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS WMR Podbay Spreaker Stitcher   Through the Miami Book Fair and our own programming, we have had several shows talking about Detroit and its struggle for a renaissance.  Today we feature an author from another part of the Midwest – St. … Continue reading

CLBR #314: Bill Press Talks About Trump and a Life in the Crossfire
Cyber Law and Business Report / donald trump / Trump Administration

CLBR #314: Bill Press Talks About Trump and a Life in the Crossfire

Bill Press Talks About Trump and a Life in the Crossfire LISTEN VIA THESE CHANNELS WMR iTunes Podbay Spreaker Stitcher We launch our 2018 Miami Book Fair series with radio host and political commentator Bill Press who has two books out: FROM THE LEFT A Life in the Crossfire A memoir of talk radio host … Continue reading

Trump, LeBron, Michael and Camus
donald trump / Racism / Sports

Trump, LeBron, Michael and Camus

President Trump’s latest media distraction involving basketball legends LeBron James and Michael Jordan raises the question whether one can remain truly neutral in the era of Trump. For non-basketball fans, LeBron James just finished an epic playoff run where he carried a mediocre Cavalier team to the NBA Finals – his eighth-consecutive appearance.  This achievement … Continue reading

Newspaper Editorials Condemn Trump’s Acting as “Putin’s Poodle” at Summit
donald trump / Russia

Newspaper Editorials Condemn Trump’s Acting as “Putin’s Poodle” at Summit

Here is a sampling of the headlines today, which are almost uniformly awful for Trump. PUTIN PETS HIS POODLE Boston Globe Editorial: Putin pets his poodle at the Helsinki summit https://t.co/EYkv6X4GpP — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) July 17, 2018   TRUMP’S DISGRACEFUL BOW TO RUSSIA Charlotte Observer It was the first time in memory a … Continue reading

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

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: 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