Category Archives: Congressional Investigation

In International Democracy Survey, US Drops to 36th, and Only 70%.

  We show the 2020 Democracy ratings of countries of current concern to the US.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net.  We use data from Version 10 of April 2020.  The North American Regional Center … Continue reading

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Trump’s Election Interference Plots

Trump’s Election Forces  While Trump appears to be slowly adapting to the new constraints of an election in a pandemic year, he is mustering a breadth of election forces which have long been contemplated and hinted at.  Several of them … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, Affairs of State, AG William Barr, China, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Donald Trump, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Assemble, Freedoms, Governors and State Legislatures, Impeachment, Joe Biden, Lafayette Park, Politics, Putin, Russia, State Department, Trump Administration, Voter Fraud, Voting Rights | Leave a comment

Trump: The Denier of Freedoms, in Chief

Trump:  The Denier of Freedoms, in Chief Trump had the Trumpiness to tell a Fox News interviewer that he wanted people to have freedom not to wear a mask, as if he was the guaranteer of our freedoms.  Nothing could … Continue reading

Posted in Communications, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Donald Trump, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Health Care, Politics, Secrecy, Trump Administration, Trump Truthiness | Leave a comment

The Trump and Barr Lafayette Square Coverup

The Trump-Barr Lafayette Square Coverup The Lafayette Square Suppression is Trump’s Tien-An-Minh Square suppression of the Constitutional First Amendment right to peaceably assemble.  But as the Press probes deeper, there are massive abuses of powers by Trump and Barr that … Continue reading

Posted in AG William Barr, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Donald Trump, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Lafayette Park, Trump Administration, Trump Truthiness, White House | Leave a comment

Putin’s Choice: to Trump, or Not?

Putin’s Choice:  to Trump, or Not? Update 2/22/2020:  The intelligence agencies are reporting that Putin is aiding both Trump and Bernie Sanders.  Go figure. (The two faces that launched a thousand conspiracy theories.)  However, Sanders denounced the election interference, while Trump … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, AG William Barr, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Donald Trump, Fossil Fuel Energy, Humor, Impeachment, Mueller Report, Negotiations, Nuclear Weapons, Paris Climate Agreement, Politics, Russia, Secrecy, State Department | Leave a comment

Living in Trump’s Dystopian Collapse of Democracy

Living in Trump’s Dystopian Collapse of Democracy It feels like we are living in a science fiction movie, where the Untouchable Chosen One daily smashes another pillar of our previous Democracy.  The savior of the Stone may not be acting … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, AG William Barr, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Donald Trump, EPA, Fifth Amendment, Health Care, Impeachment, Mitch McConnell, Mueller Report, Purge, Russia, Science Funding, State Department, Trump Administration, United Nations | Leave a comment

Epilogue to Impeachment: Trump’s Wild Victory Celebrations

Epilogue to Impeachment:  Trump’s Wild Victory Celebrations Every great saga deserves an epilogue.  I mean Trump’s Impeachment Saga, not my whacky accounting of it.  Trump, the TV Director in Chief, could not help making a Grand Show of his pre-acquittal … Continue reading

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The US and Key Countries in the Democracy Index 2019

We examine the new Democracy Index 2019 rating of the US and world countries performed by the Economist Intelligence Unit.  I was very interested in this since it would contain the third year of the Trump Presidency and his House … Continue reading

Posted in 2016 Election, 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Democracy Ratings, Donald Trump, Fifth Amendment, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedoms, Immigration Policy, Impeachment, Iran, Mitch McConnell, Mueller Report, North Korea, North Korea Nuclear Threat, Russia, State Department, Supreme Court, Trump Administration, Turkey, Voting Rights, Yemen | Leave a comment

Iowa Dems Flub an App, Trump Reps Deny Climate Change, Election Cheating

Iowa Democrats Flub an App, Trump and Republicans Deny Climate Change and Trump Election Cheating Compare the Iowa Democrats flubbing an app, to Trump and all Republicans lying about climate change and the science of climate change.  They do this … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Donald Trump, Impeachment | Leave a comment

Trump’s Height Shaming, and the Giant Republican Cringe

Trump’s Height Shaming, and the Giant Republican Cringe Trump was on a Fox News Interview, and his main attack against Democratic candidate Michael Bloomberg was that he was short and asked for a stand to debate the other candidates from.  … Continue reading

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