Category Archives: Freedom to Petition

Celebrating the Biden Presidency and Our Future Progress and Freedoms

President Biden, Beating the Coronavirus, Climate Change Mitigation, Blue State Freedom, DACA, Democratic City Freedom, University Freedom, Respect for Science, California VP and Future Presidential Candidate Harris. As Americans we have so much to celebrate today, and also as Californians.  … Continue reading

Posted in 2018 California Primary, 2020 Election, Air Quality, CAFE Standards, California Democratic Primary, California Federal Funding, Clean Energy, Climate Change, Climate Education, Climate Science, Congress, Conservation, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Donald Trump, Dreamers, Electric Power, Energy Efficiency, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hybrid Cars, Immigration Policy, Joe Biden, Mitch McConnell, Politics, Renewable Energy, Science Funding, Supreme Court, Trump Administration, Trump on Climate Change | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2020 Election, Affairs of State, China, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Criminal Justice System, Democracy Ratings, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Iran, Middle East, North Korea, Politics, Russia, Supreme Court, Trump Administration, Turkey | Leave a comment

All Tied Up in Politics: The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis

Comments on the House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis hearing. Don’t expect a politically blind review by me.  Dr. Birx was not present.  Nor was the head of the Warp Speed vaccine program.  Dr. Redfield of the CDC, Dr. … Continue reading

Posted in Coronavirus, COVID-19, Donald Trump, Freedom of Speech, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Health Care | 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

Trump-Barr Make Up Laws Again, Including Absolute Censorship

Trump-Barr Make Up Laws Again, Including Absolute Censorship The “Law and Order” “President” and the “Attorney Obsequion” Barr spent the day making up laws, which, coincidentally, violate the Constitution, which they “Swore” to “Obey”. Where to begin? Republicans spent eight … Continue reading

Posted in Congress, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Humor, Impeachment, Secrecy, Trump Administration, Twitter, White House | 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

To Mitch “Stonewall” McConnell: Thanks for Making Your Impeachment Coverup So Obvious

To Mitch “Stonewall” McConnell:  Thanks for Making Your Impeachment Coverup So Obvious Also, as a plus, there are going to be several roll call votes on the Whitewash procedures, which will shade the Republican Senator’s participation in the coverup.  The … Continue reading

Posted in 2020 Election, 2020 Primaries, Affairs of State, Congress, Congressional Investigation, Constitution, Criminal Justice System, Cybersecurity, Democracy Ratings, Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Donald Trump, Equal Treatment Under the Law, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Impeachment, Military Budget, Mueller Report, Politics, Public Confidence, Russia, State Department, Supreme Court, Swing States, Trump Administration, Trump Truthiness, Voter Fraud, Voting Rights, VP Pence, White House | Leave a comment

Democracy Ratings for the US and Countries in the News from the V-Dem Institute

We show graphs over time of the US and countries in the news, for five categories.  The ratings go from 1900 through 2018, unless only fewer years are available.  The source of the ratings is the V-Dem Institute at V-dem.net. … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Democracy Ratings, Economies, Education, Equal Treatment Under the Law, Equality of Opportunity Project, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Immigration Policy, Iran, Middle East, North Korea, Politics, Religion, Secrecy, Syria, Turkey, United Nations, Voting Rights, Women’s Rights | Leave a comment

The United States and the World in the Freedom in the World 2019 Ratings

We show graphs in the Freedom House report “Freedom in the World 2019” by Freedom House at freedomhouse.org, for both the United States, and for World countries. We show the decline in the US Freedom rating over 10 years from … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, Criminal Justice System, Democracy Ratings, Donald Trump, Education, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Immigration Ban, Immigration Policy, Iran, Middle East, North Korea, Russia, Saudi Oil Imports, Syria, Turkey, Voting Rights, Yemen | Leave a comment

Dictators Suppressing the Press and Opponents Often Backfires

Why Don’t Dictators See that Suppressing the Press or Opponents Only Leads to Vastly More Negative Publicity? Why is it that the killing of one of Putin’s political opponents outside the Kremlin wasn’t forseen as elevating an unknown opponent to … Continue reading

Posted in Donald Trump, Freedom of Speech, Freedom of the Press, Freedom to Assemble, Freedom to Petition, Freedoms, Secrecy, Trump Truthiness, Trump's Mental Health | Leave a comment