Category Archives: Politics & Society

It’s Not Trump’s Fault, It’s Ours

One of the most important influences on the Founders was Montesquieu, who came up with the idea of separation of powers — a pretty good day’s work, and a foundation of our Constitutional republic. Montesquieu also identified a republic’s necessary, … Continue reading

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Smacked Around by the Schoolyard Bully, Congressional Democrats Threaten to Maybe Someday Do Something

I often call out Republicans in Congress for their cowardice and complicity in the face of Trump’s assault on our democracy. But many Congressional Democrats are making it hard to see how they’re any better. If these Democrats continue to … Continue reading

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Beto: Wrong on Guns, Right on Guts

Are Democrats impeaching the president? Yes. No. Maybe. You see, it could be the right thing to do, but it’s also the risky thing to do. So they kind of are and kind of aren’t. God forbid they just choose … Continue reading

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Noted Christian Mike Pence Visited the Border Today

Cursed is anyone who withholds justice from the foreigner, the fatherless or the widow.Leviticus 27:19 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were … Continue reading

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How Liberals Lose by Being Right

Liberals’ greatest advantage is that, because we care so much about facts and logic, we’re often right — as Stephen Colbert said, “Reality has a well-known liberal bias.” But being right is also liberals’ greatest weakness. How can that be? … Continue reading

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My interview on Cheddar about the first Democratic Debates

From June 26, 2019. More of my TV appearances about Election 2020 on my Facebook page.

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The original model for the presidency was George Washington. Now it’s the Mafia.

The most important, and most disturbing message of the Barr hearings and all the back and forth over the Mueller report: The presidency was designed with George Washington as its model. The model we have now is, “Can you make … Continue reading

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The Time for Impeachment Is Here

I think they were right to wait, but it’s now time for House Democrats to move forward with impeachment. Yes, it’s almost certainly doomed in the Senate by the Republican majority, which long ago chose power over patriotism. But sometimes … Continue reading

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Mueller Report: The “Fake News” Was Right

A few inescapable facts staring out of the Mueller report at anyone who still wants to believe in Trump: (1) The “fake news” was right. Again and again, reporting by the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, CNN, … Continue reading

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How TV Has Changed Us: Barr Didn’t Need to Make an Argument, Just a Video Clip

What we saw from Barr yesterday was a deeply cynical exploitation of how television has changed us. Barr wasn’t trying to make an argument — he knew he didn’t have to. Instead, he was just trying to make a video … Continue reading

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