Monthly Archive: March 2019

The Barr Memo Is A Classic Legalism

The Barr memo released today is a classic legalism designed to obscure rather than illuminate the truth. His summary consists of two parts. In the first, he maintains that the Mueller report shows there...

Has Mueller Failed Us?

Now that the Mueller report has been submitted, we can only wait to find out exactly what he reported and how much of what he reported the American people will be allowed to see....

Quick Hits – Comey And Collusion

Two quick thoughts on a couple of items this morning. First, I nearly spit out my coffee when I read James Comey’s op-ed in the NY Times this morning. In it, Comey writes, “I...

The Legacy Of Torture

The Supreme Court continues to abet the Trump administration’s war on immigrants. Earlier this week, the five conservative justices decided that undocumented immigrants convicted of crimes, even minor ones, can be picked up at...

GOP Does Not Believe In Democracy – Part 35

One of the features of the modern Republican party is its open contempt for the results of democratic elections, especially in the red state legislatures controlled by the GOP. In North Carolina, Michigan, and...

GOP Fiscal Policy Is Corrupting And Deadly

In 1985, an unnamed Reagan staffer defined the administration’s fiscal and political strategy as “starve the beast”. Grover Norquist was even more explicit about Republican strategy when he declared in 2001, in what has...