Category Archives: Freedoms

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

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America’s Next Democracy Rating, and Chief Justice John Roberts’ View

America’s Next Democracy Rating, and Chief Justice John Roberts’ View Having just written articles on the Democracy and Freedom ratings of world countries, I was going to speculate on what our new ratings would be after the sham impeachment trial.  … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

Trump’s Impeachment Shorts

Trump Shorts, Going Far Back in Time, for a Whole Week As usual, Trumpworld moves too fast, into realms beyond imagination. Was it Rick Perry’s corruption in Ukraine that Trump knew about and used to force him to say that … Continue reading

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Trump’s Criticism of Ambassador Yovanovitch

Trump’s Criticism of Ambassador Yovanovitch Trump’s justified his twittering denigration of our former Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, as exercising his “free speech”.  He said that things “turned bad” when she was ambassador to Somalia.  Trump’s critics have said that … Continue reading

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The Strange Case of William Barr: Is His Sycophancy Innate or Adopted?

The Strange Case of William Barr:  Is His Sycophancy Innate or Adopted? There are obvious gains to be made by serving a strong leader.  These gains are even enhanced by whatever you can do to enhance the status of your … Continue reading

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Freedom in Countries Which the US Deals With

Freedom in Countries Which the US Deals With in the Cato Institute Rankings of 2018 In the US dealing with various countries around the world, it is nice, but simple, to have a Freedom Ranking and evaluations to inform us … Continue reading

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Does the Government Shutdown Create Indentured Servitude and Also Violate Due Process?

Does the Government Shutdown Create Indentured Servitude and Also Violate Due Process? Donald Trump daily violates the 5th Amendment Due Process Clause in many ways.  Now he is violating the Property part of the clause with forcing 400,000 government workers … Continue reading

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