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

Judiciary Committee Releases Report on Constitutional Basis for Impeachment While Major Newspapers Begin Endorsing Impeachment
Ethics / Impeachment / Trump Administration

Judiciary Committee Releases Report on Constitutional Basis for Impeachment While Major Newspapers Begin Endorsing Impeachment

Today, the House Judiciary Committee released a report (below) on the “Constitutional Grounds for Presidential Impeachment” which updates reports issued by the Committee in connection with the Nixon and Clinton impeachment investigations.  It concludes with an instructive passage: As Madison recognized, “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the … 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
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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
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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

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

It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights
Human Rights / Saudi Arabia / Trump Administration

It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights

  It is Time to Hold Saudi Arabia Accountable on Human Rights Jailed Activists Need Our Help January 31, 2019 Link It has been 118 days since U.S. resident and Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi was assassinated at the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul at the direction of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman (knowns as … 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

DHS Gets Schooled by Refugee Act Author Who Resigns from Advisory Council Over Depraved “Child Kidnapping” Policy
Immigration / Trump Administration

DHS Gets Schooled by Refugee Act Author Who Resigns from Advisory Council Over Depraved “Child Kidnapping” Policy

Brooklyn’s Elizabeth Holtzman was the youngest woman elected to Congress after she upset House Judiciary Committee Chairman Emanuel Celler (the longest-serving member of Congress) in 1972.  She immediately gained prominence serving on the Judiciary Committee as it considered articles of impeachment against President Nixon in 1974. She later became chair of the Immigration Subcommittee and … 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

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