Trump still has ally in Nunes

Headline: Nunes-led House Intelligence Committee asked for ‘unmaskings’ of Americans Huh. How odd. Isn’t that…why yes. Yes it is. The Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee asked U.S. spy agencies late last year to reveal the names of U.S. individuals or organizations contained in classified intelligence on Russia’s meddling in the 2016 election, engaging in the same …

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Trump as Mole?

Josh Marshall thinks the following: “Putin wants a fragmented Europe; Trump does too.” Marshall bases that on Trump’s behavior today at the NATO meeting, as well as his and his team’s behavior at a meeting of NATO/EU leaders where he berated the Germans for selling too many cars in the United States. (Use Google Translate.) …

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Braggadocio hurts

The successful operation of our government assumes a minimally competent Chief Executive that we now lack. So concludes a long analysis of why the news that President Trump revealed classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister and his colleague the Ambassador is critical. The most startling aspect of this (or perhaps not, given Trump’s prior …

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Comey and the Russians

The FBI told the House Intelligence Committee, the country and the world that it was conducting a counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign and its contacts with Russia during the 2016 Presidential campaign, and that it began that investigation as early as July of last year. A whole lot of Democrats probably cussed at the …

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Random replies on Facebook

I’ve seen some statements on Facebook that prompted me to reply, and it seems to me they should be collected in one place. First: Someone wrote “We’re getting the government we deserve.” My response: “I reject that. We are getting the government that 1/3 of us wanted, some of whom lived in strategically important states. …

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Aloha, Mr. President

We are really going to miss this man. Even if you disagreed with every policy he espoused you knew it was going to be well thought out. You knew he wasn’t going to overreact to events and do something without consultations with his staff, and you knew he wasn’t going to embarrass our country in …

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Trump’s Russophilia

You’ve heard of Manchurian candidates, people brainwashed into treason and successfully running for high office. I don’t think Trump has been brainwashed (for one thing, his brain…no, no, never mind), but I am really beginning to seriously wonder about his affinity for Putin and Russia. I think despite his birth in this country he’s actually …

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