Trump And The Federal Courts

Federal Courts continue to rule against the Administration, and the President continues to lash out at Judges and demonstrate his contempt for the Rule Of Law.

Federal Court Blocks Implementation Of Trump’s Ban On Transgender Soldiers

A Federal Judge in Washington, D.C. has blocked the Trump Administration from implementing its ban on transgender soldiers.

Trump’s Job Approval Hits New Lows In Two New Polls

More bad polling news for President Trump.

Former Trump Campaign Adviser Charged With Lying To F.B.I. About Contacts With Russia

A Trump Campaign official has been charged with and pled guilty to charges of lying to the F.B.I. regarding contacts with Russian officials.

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort Indicted

The first shoes drop in the Mueller investigation.

Democracy and Institutional Design I: A Basic Preface on Regime Type

The first in an occasional series.

The SSN Problem

About the Uranium

Squirrel!

Don’t Expect Ruth Bader Ginsburg To Retire While Donald Trump Is President

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making it clear she will not be leaving the court anytime soon.

First Indictment Reportedly Issued In Mueller’s Russia Investigation

The first shoes appear ready to drop in Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and the Trump campaign.

Uncanny Resemblence

A description of Andrew Johnson from 1866 fits Donald Trump to a “T.”

There Is No Civil War, Republicans And Conservatives Have Already Surrendered

Forget all the talk about a civil war in the Republican Party, the truth is that Republicans and conservatives have already surrendered to Trump and Bannon.

Spain Moves To Take Over Catalonia In The Wake Of Independence Declaration

Things are heating up very quickly in Catalonia.

Bregrets, They’ve Had A Few: Brits Beginning To Regret Brexit?

At least some portion of the British public appears to be having some second thoughts about Brexit.

Amazon Would Like The Key To Your House

What could possibly go wrong?

Majority Of Americans Disagree With Trump On N.F.L. Anthem Protests

Donald Trump has apparently made the American public more supportive of players who kneel for the National Anthem.

Fats Domino, Rock & Roll Pioneer, Dies At 89

He had more than three dozen Top 40 pop hits through the 1950s and early ’60s, among them ”Blueberry Hill,” ”Ain’t It a Shame,” “I’m Walkin’,” “Blue Monday” and “Walkin’ to New Orleans.”

Trump’s Job Approval Hits New Low In Fox News Poll

President Trump remains the most unpopular newly elected President since the end of the Second World War, and there’s no sign that will change.

Don’t Expect Other Republicans To Speak Out Against Trump Like McCain, Corker, And Flake Have

Due mostly to cowardice and naked self-interest, you shouldn’t expect many other Republicans to speak out against Trump in the near future.

Support For Marijuana Legalization Now Stands At 64% Of Americans, Majority Of Republicans

A new poll shows that a record majority of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, support legalization of marijuana.

Robert Guillaume, Star Of “Benson,” Dies At 89

Robert Guillaume, who starred in situation comedies in the 70s, 80s, and 90s such as “Soap,” “Benson,” and “Sports Night,” has died at the age of 89.

Citing Nastiness In Trump Era GOP, Jeff Flake Announces He’s Retiring

One of the few Republicans willing to speak out against Donald Trump is retiring at the end of his current term.

Losing Our Religion

Americans as a whole are becoming less religious and some people are panicking about it.

Xi Jinping Consolidates Power In China

While the President of the United States continues to create chaos, Xi Jinping consolidates his power in China.

America’s Forgotten, And Forever, Wars

America has become involved in conflicts around the world, largely without the knowledge of the American people or the consent of their representatives, and it doesn’t appear that’s going to end anytime soon.

Gold Star Widow Speaks About Trump’s Condolence Call, Trump Calls Her A Liar

The widow of Sgt. La David Johnson spoke out about the death of her husband and the controversy over the phone call she received from President Trump. And Trump proceeded to attack her and call her a liar.

John McCain Is Taking On Donald Trump Without Regret

John McCain has been standing out from his fellow Republicans largely by unleashing on President Trump, and it is unlikely to end anytime soon.

Japanese Voters Give Shinzo Abe A Big Win In Snap Elections

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s decision to call a snap election pays off big time.

Questioning Generals Like John Kelly Is Not Only Appropriate, It’s Absolutely Necessary

The White House believes that it is ‘inappropriate’ to question Generals. This argument is not only wrong, it’s downright dangerous.

Three Quotes to Ponder from this Week

John McCain, George W, Bush, and Sarah Huckabee-Sanders had warning for us this week. We should heed them.

Spanish Prime Minister To Remove Catalonia’s Government From Power

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy has said he will act to remove Catalonia’s pro-independence leadership from power.

John Kelly Defends Trump On Call To Grieving Family, But Gets Many Facts Wrong

White House Chief Of Staff John Kelly publicly defended the President’s call to a military widow yesterday, but he got several facts wrong in the process.

Obama Blasts Trump’s ‘Politics Of Division’

President Obama spoke out yesterday against his successor and the America he has created.

Without Mentioning Trump, George W. Bush Rebukes Trumpism

Without mentioning his successor by name, former President Bush delivered a stinging rebuke to Trump and Trumpism.

Donald Trump Is A Culture Warrior, Not A President

Donald Trump’s entire modus operandi involves pushing divisive cultural hot buttons.

Spanish Government Threatening To Take Over Catalonian Government Over Independence Bid

The standoff between Madrid and Barcelona over Catalan independence appears to be ready to come to an end.

Democrat Ralph Northam Continues To Lead In Virginia, But The Race Is Far From Over

New polling shows Democratic nominee Ralph Northam continuing to lead Republican Ed Gillespie in the Virginia Governor’s race, but anything is still possible with three weeks to go until Election Day.

Fox News Poll Shows Alabama Senate Race Tied, But Skepticism Is Still Called For

A new poll shows Democratic nominee Doug Jones tied with twice-removed former Chief Justice Roy Moore in Alabama’s Senate race, but it’s still too early to be optimistic.

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