Category Archives: Secrecy

All Hail, Dictator Trump

All Hail, Dictator Trump This morning, HRH Donald “The Don” Trump became America’s Dictator. The Republican Senate, to a Republican person, voted to table all new evidence in the mock impeachment “trial”.  Despite 12 hours of careful and convincing arguments … 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

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

Oh What a Mess This Iranian Challenge Is

Oh What a Mess This Iranian Challenge Is. Trump has today threatened to swiftly hit 52 major Iranian targets, if Iran makes ANY retaliation against Americans or American targets in response to Trump’s killing Quds Force leader Qassem Soleimani.  Again, … Continue reading

Posted in Affairs of State, California Oil, Donald Trump, Iran, Oil, Secrecy, Syria, Turkey, US Oil, VP Pence, World Oil Exports, World Oil Usage | Leave a comment

Would Trump’s Stonewallers Have to Take the Fifth?

Would Trump’s Stonewallers Have to Take the Fifth? It could be that nothing is really lost by the Trump blocked testimony of the Stonewallers.  They were so close to the blackmail or bribery or collusion or extortion or unjustified firings … 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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Did Conspiracy Theories Entrap Trump Into Five Impeachment Counts?

Did Conspiracy Theories Entrap Trump Into Five Impeachment Counts? Trump has often been criticized for not trusting his intelligence agencies, or the Department of State.  Now, it is clear that he was believing in right wing conspiracy theories rather than … Continue reading

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Hints That Trump Might Run a Fixed Election, Major Update 1

Hints That Trump Might Run a Fixed Election, Major Update 1 Update:  9/27.  Well, since the article is about fixing the election, I have to keep adding new abuses.  The Washington Post just revealed that when Trump met with the … Continue reading

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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

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Trump’s Response: Rage, Denial, Shoot the Messenger, Persecute the Press

Trump’s Response: Rage, Denial, Shoot the Messenger, Persecute the Press None of these are going to help improve his governance, and, in fact, they are all going to make it much worse. Since Trump is paranoid, he will start another … Continue reading

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Trump’s Homework for Dictatorship 101, Lesson 4: Purge, Purge, Purge

Trump’s Homework for Dictatorship 101, Lesson 4: Purge, Purge, Purge In Trump’s course from Czar Vlad Putin, Trump has successively completed the first three lessons in becoming a dictator: Lesson 1: Destroy the Free Press everyday, in everywhere. Everyone in … Continue reading

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