Category Archives: politics

State Department’s Inspector General faults Hillary Clinton for email malpractice

And so ServerGate continues, this time with a new govrnment report that Donald Trump will surely make hay from. The State Department’s Inspector General has been looking into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private server to handle her email when she was Secretary of State, and has issued a severely critical report. The Washington Post article has […]

Journalism, plagued by inexperience and manipulated by the White House, dies by a thousand cuts

Here’s a tw**t Matthew sent me this morning; it comes from Matt Pearce, national reporter for the Los Angeles Times: The tw**t suggests the the death of journalism, but the article referred to in the Washington Post, is even more disturbing. The quote is from Ben Rhodes, characterized as “one of Obama’s top national security advisers,” and […]

Kristof on “liberal intolerance”

I heard a statement a while back that stuck in my mind. It went something like this: “The only kind of ‘diversity’ that colleges don’t want is intellectual diversity.” That struck me as so true that I meant to write about it. But now I don’t have to, as liberal New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof has […]

At long last, has Trump no sense of decency?

Get a load of this from Donald Trump’s Twi**er page. Yes, it’s real. Has he no sense of irony, at long last? After calling Mexicans criminals, rapists, and thugs, and proposing that the U.S. build a 1000-mile long border wall, financed by Mexico (!), Trump shows his real love of Hispanics by eating a fricking taco bowl! I […]

Trump slaughters Cruz in Indiana, Cruz drops out, Sanders ahead of Clinton

The Trump victory, which is certain even at 7:30 this evening, means he gets the Republican nomination, especially since Cruz dropped out of the race today. What surprises me is that Bernie Sanders has a 5-point lead over Hillary Clinton; I thought she’d win handily. But what do I know? All I know is that […]

“Obama Out”: The President’s comedy routine at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner

Here are the 32 minutes of President Obama’s last appearance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner, in which the press annually and traditionally trades ripostes with the press. I have to say that it’s pretty damn funny, what with the Hillary-bashing references to Goldman Sachs and “CPT“, as well as to next “first lady”, his aging, […]

It’s time to release the “Twenty-Eight Pages” about Saudi Arabia’s involvment in the 9/11 attacks

If you haven’t been living in Alma Ata for a decade, you’ll know about the classified 28 pages of the bipartisan Congressional report on 9/ll. These pages have been kept from the public, and nearly everyone else, for 13 years, as they probably implicate Saudi Arabia in the terror attacks. So far, the only people who […]

Obama is about to speak

At the U of Chicago, on the Supreme Court stuff. Listen live here.

Obama to speak on Supreme Court; livestreamed at 2:30 Chicago time

At 2:30 Central time (1:30 Eastern time; 8:30 London time), President Obama will be speaking at the University of Chicago Law School about the Supreme Court. We just got a link from the University News office, so if you click on the video below at that time, you’ll get to hear Obama’s talk. He’ll certainly […]

A new perspective of the geopolitical globe

by Grania This explains a lot. As I’ve said before, I don’t believe that Trump actually holds all the positions that he espouses on the podium. In fact, probably only a few politicians do: elections are all too often reduced to personality contests where the person who managed to say the things the audience most […]


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