Category Archives: Trump

A political contradiction

On the one hand, President Trump is widely suspected of misfeasance before and after taking office, to wit: His relations with foreign leaders are suspect. He fails to recognize that the Constitution limits his powers, but attacks Congress, judges, and … Continue reading

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Rep. Amash on the border security crisis

  ‘The question is,’ said Humpty Dumpty, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.’ –Lewis Carroll Rep. Amash (R-MI) on the border security crisis “I think both sides are making a mountain out of a molehill,” Amash said in … Continue reading

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Silly arguments

Be calm in arguing, for fierceness makes error a fault and truth discourtesy. —George Herbert Thunder is good, thunder is impressive; but it is lightning that does the work.–Mark Twain I’ll sing like a bird.–John Dean I’m all in favor of serious discussion that’s based … Continue reading

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Does election make one wise?

History has tried hard to teach us that we can’t have good government under politicians. Now, to go and stick one at the very head of the government couldn’t be wise. — Mark Twain, New York Herald, 26 August 1876 Does … Continue reading

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First Step Act

The Trump Administration reports: “It’s the Right Time to Pass Criminal Justice Reform” “With President Trump leading the way, the push is on to get serious criminal justice reform done by Christmas. Resisters on the left and right would be … Continue reading

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Stochastic Terrorism

Something changed in 2016. Before that, the vitriol [George Soros] faced was largely confined to the extremist fringes, among white supremacists and nationalists who sought to undermine the very foundations of democracy. But with Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, things got … Continue reading

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Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty

 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty Can the President withdraw from a treaty? Surprisingly, he can. While treaties must be confirmed by Congress, there is little precedent for Congressional approval for withdrawing, particularly when the treaty provides for this. This seems inconsistent, … Continue reading

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