The Mueller Report Will Be a Hit Job

The people who thirst for justice over Washington’s continued attempts to deny Donald Trump the power of the presidency make a mistake in treating Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe as an actual whodunnit. If this were an Agatha Christie novel, it would have ended with the revelation that the investigation was sourced in Hillary Clinton […]

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How a Former McCain Associate Obtained the Steele Dossier and Helped Advance the Russian-Collusion Narrative

After receiving a subpoena to appear before the House Intelligence Committee last year,  David Kramer, a close associate of the late Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), invoked his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. The committee had additional questions to ask Kramer about his handling of the infamous Steele dossier, which he helped circulate on Capitol Hill […]

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For Democrats, Fairness Is the Problem

When Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez last week said Fox News “is not in a position to host a fair and neutral debate for our candidates, the network responded: “We hope the D.N.C. will reconsider its decision to bar Chris Wallace, Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum, all of whom embody the ultimate journalistic integrity […]

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Democrats Advance to the Rear and Take America to the Woodshed

The announcement by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) that she was opposed to impeaching the president unless something unexpected and mortally damaging to him arises, has almost unimaginably transformed her into a force for good sense in Congress. Maybe she thinks Special Counsel Robert Mueller will produce something the impeachers can run with and she […]

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18 Real Attacks on the ‘Rule of Law’

Donald Trump, we are told over and over and over again, threatens the “rule of law.” To pick a piece at random, I note that Joel Mathis of The Week recently wrote, “When we talk about Trump and the rule of law, mostly we talk about how he’s flouting and evading the constraint of laws […]

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A Tight and Tangled ‘Collusion’ Web

Most people reading this will know Sir Walter Scott’s famous couplet (from the narrative poem Marmion): Oh, what a tangled web we weave When first we practise to deceive! Less well known, but undeservedly so, is the excellent completing couplet by J. R. Pope, published under the sly title “A Word of Encouragement”: But when […]

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Cold War II: Only This Time We’re the Soviets

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s threat to aim hypersonic missiles at Washington produced dire warnings everywhere of a coming new Cold War. Everywhere, that is, except in the Trump-deranged nation’s capital, where the big news was a coup plot straight out of the old Cold War. In 1962, Fletcher Knebel and Charles W. Bailey published a […]

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Of Special Counsels and Slave Masters

For weekend reading, I chose a volume of slave narratives, The Classic Slave Narratives, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. I started with The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave. Douglass’ story is one of savagery within the clutches of America’s institution of chattel slavery. One can read of the gory […]

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Bring on the Mueller Report!

April is the cruelest month, breeding lilacs out of the dead land, mixing memory and desire. So T.S. Elliot reminds us of the juxtaposition of rot and rebirth in April as the Spring thaws accelerate decomposition to make way for new life. April 2019 will mark the third anniversary of the Clinton team hiring Fusion […]

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Michael Cohen’s Lying Circus: A Dispassionate Review

Tragically, notwithstanding recent efforts at raising public awareness of the scourge of toxic imbecility, the spread of this debilitating disease has intensified, especially in the minds of those whose symptoms are manifested in Trump Derangement Syndrome (TDS). Nowhere is this acceleration of the outbreak on clearer display than in the Left’s rave reviews for the […]

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