ISIS A Big Winner After Trump’s Retreat

ISIS is quickly taking advantage of the abrupt American withdrawal from northern Syria.

Polling Shows Growing Support For Trump’s Impeachment And Removal

New polling is showing increased public support for President Trump’s impeachment and removal

Trudeau Holds On To Power In Minority Government

Justin Trudeau lost his majority but will still hold on to power in Canada, the question is how long it will last.

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off topic because there IS no topic.

Netanyahu Fails In Effort To Form New Israeli Government

After a close election, Benjamin Netanyahu has given up on his effort to form a government.

Final State Department Review Finds No Wrongdoing Regarding Clinton Emails

In what is hopefully the final review of the mater, an internal State Department view finds no wrongdoing with regard to Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server.

Mark Kelly Becoming A Strong Challenger To Martha McSally In Arizona

Former Astronaut Mark Kelly is posing a big challenge to Senator Martha McSally in Arizona.

Canadians Head To The Polls

It’s Election Day in Canada and the outcome is far from certain.

Trump Reverses Decision To Hold G-7 Summit At His Miami Golf Resort

After coming under fire for a decision designed primarily to benefit himself and his family, President Trump has decided to walk back the decision to hold the next G-7 Summit at one of his properties.

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off topic because there IS no topic.

Parliament Hands Boris Johnson Another Brexit Defeat

Rather than getting a final vote on his Brexit deal, Prime Minister Boris johnson suffered another defeat.

Roy Moore’s Senate Bid Not Going So Well

Roy Moore’s second bid for the Senate isn’t going so well.

Elizabeth Warren And The Commander In Chief Test

So far at least, Elizabeth Warren is not doing a good job of articulating her foreign policy positions. That needs to change if she’s going to be a serious candidate.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Trump’s Diversion Of Funds To Border Wall

A Federal Court has struck down the President’s diversion of funds for his border wall.

A Photo for Friday: “My Khe”

Happy Friday from the eastern hemisphere.

Trump Seeks To Enrich Himself By Scheduling G-7 Summit At Trump Property

In what seems to be clear violations of the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses, the President is seeking to enrich himself and his family,

Rick Perry Leaving Energy Department

Confirming earlier rumors, Rick Perry announced that he’d be leaving his position as Secretary of Energy at the end of the year.

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off topic because there IS no topic.

Pence And Pompeo ‘Ceasefire’ Benefits Turks, Syria, And Russia, Screws Kurds

American negotiators are claiming a ceasefire in northern Syria. The Turks, Syrians, and Russians are the winners, the Kurds are the losers, and we look like schmucks.

U.K. And E.U. Reach New Brexit Deal, But Will It Pass Parliament.

The United Kingdom and European Union have apparently reached a new Brexit deal, but it’s unclear if Boris Johnson can get it through Parliament.

Trump’s Unhinged Behavior On Full Display At Meeting With Pelosi

As the vultures continue to circle above the White House, the President continues to lash out.

Trump’s Lies Continue To Mount

As he reaches his 1,000th day in office, Trump’s lies pile up at an astronomical rate.

Trump’s Bizarre, Unhinged Letter to Erdogan

There’s no rational explanation for this.

The Problem with Trump: A Postscript

His letter to Erdogan.

Congressman Elijah Cummings Dead At 68

An iconic and honorable Member of Congress has passed away.

Fourth Democratic Debate Garners 8.3 Million Voters

The fourth Democratic debate saw a viewership dip from September, but there are likely some good reasons for that.

Fearful Of Trump, Republicans Refuse To Answer A Simple Question

Fear of Donald Trump and his minions is making it hard for Republicans to answer a simple question.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To Endorse Sanders

Not surprisingly, AOC is getting behind Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination.

Warren Comes Under Fire In Fourth Democratic Debate

Elizabeth Warren took most of the fire during last night’s fourth Democratic debate, which will likely go a long way toward winnowing down a crowded field.

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off topic because there IS no topic.

The Problem with Trump: Some Conclusions

Concluding thoughts (for the moment).

The Problem with Trump: The Ukraine Call

The third part of a long, but connected, set of thoughts.

Beto O’Rourke Would Violate Constitution To Punish ‘Wrong Thinking’ On LGBT Rights

Beto O’Rourke wants to use government policy to punish religious institutions that don’t recognize same-sex marriages.

Democrats and Republican Converts

It’s not the responsibility of the opposition party to make up for Donald Trump.

Fort Worth Police Officer Charged With Murder In Death Of Atatiana Jefferson

The officer involved in the shooting death of a woman in Fort Worth, Texas has been charged with murder.

Trump Basically Let Rudy Giuliani Hijack American Foreign Policy

New testimony from a former Trump adviser details how Rudy Giuliani was able to hijek American foreign policy.

Previewing The Fourth Democratic Debate

With twelve Democrats set to clash tonight in Ohio, it’s time to take a look at the state of the race.

Turks Continue Offensive As Trump Imposes Weak-Kneed Sanctions

As the Turkish invasion of northern Syria continues, Donald Trump responds with basically nothing.

Republicans Silent On Trump White House’s Use Of Private Communication

The same Republicans who were outraged over Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server are silent about the use of private apps by Trump officials.

Mike Bloomberg Reconsidering Decision Not To Run For President?

Michael Bloomberg is reportedly reconsidering his decision not to run for President.

Fort Worth Police Shooting Leaves Innocent Woman Dead

Another police shooting of an innocent African-American. This time in Fort Worth, Texas.

Warren’s Same-Sex Marriage Joke Raises Concerns

Elizabeth Warren’s comments at an LGBT rights forum late last week were cheered by the audience, but some Democrats are raising concerns about their impact on the General Election.

Senate Report Details Russian Interference In 2016 Election, Warns About 2020

A new Senate Intelligence Committee report adds to the evidence regarding Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Turkey, Syria, And Russia Win, U.S. Loses As Syrian Crisis Widens

Turkish forces advance, American forces retreat, the Kurds seek new allies, and Syria and Russia come out the winners.

Commission On Presidential Debates Sets Schedule For General Election Debates

The Commission on Presidential Debates has released the schedule and criteria for the General Election debates. As usual, the criteria are heavily biased in favor of the major party candidates.

Tulsi Gabbard Threatening To Boycott Debate. Would Anyone Notice? [UPDATED]

Tulsi Gabbard, who managed to qualify for tomorrow’s fourth Democratic debate after missing out on the third, is threatening to boycott what may be her last chance to make her case to a national audience.

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The Problem with Trump: The Turks and the Kurds

Trump’s error in Syria.

On Republican Hypocrisy

The impeachment battle on Capitol Hill is revealing a whole lot of Republican hypocrisy.

Should We Feel Obligated To Always Leave A Tip?

Is tipping a social obligation or an incentive/punishment related to quality of service?