Leaker or Whistleblower? It Depends on Your Point of View

It has been fascinating to watch the differences of perspective play out in the controversy over possible improper links between Donald Trump's campaign and people associated with Vladimir Putin. Two illustrations follow. First, listen to Evelyn Farkas described her efforts to alert colleagues in the Obama administration about the need to preserve information pertinent to possible Trump collusion with Putin loyalists.This is big! Evelyn Farkas admits she helped spy on Trump for Obama. … [Read more...]

Robert Jeffress: Trump’s Supreme Court Pick Covers a Multitude of Sins

Apparently, it doesn't matter what Trump does as long as he appoints judges acceptable to the religious right.  Watch Robert Jeffress preach the Trump gospel..@robertjeffress: It is amazing how 1 or 2 conservative Supreme Court picks will cover a multitude of sins with Evangelicals. pic.twitter.com/frY1MtHwt6— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) March 27, 2017 … [Read more...]

Robert Morris: President Trump Talks to James Robison Two or Three Times Per Week

Gateway Church Apostolic elder James Robison has long been known as a Christian right mover and shaker. A persistent story I hear is that Ben Carson would only endorse Donald Trump if Trump first spoke to Robison. Even if untrue, the story highlights the reputation Robison has in Christian right political circles.Gateway Church's founding pastor Robert Morris added to that mystique earlier today by telling his congregation that Robison and Donald Trump talk "two or three times a week." … [Read more...]

Trump’s Hiring Freeze Leads to Loss of Day Care for Military Families

Perhaps this is an oversight that will be corrected or perhaps Trump doesn't mean what he said about taking care of our service members. We shall see.If you don’t think @realDonaldTrump’s #hiringfreeze hurts our military, and military families, think again. This just leaked online. pic.twitter.com/H69Uh8Fukq— VoteVets (@votevets) February 21, 2017Tweet and retweet this information. Perhaps Trump will correct this consequence of his executive order. If he doesn't, then it will fly … [Read more...]

In 2011, Evangelicals Protested GOProud at CPAC. Now They Are Silent about Milo Yiannopoulos at CPAC

In 2011, social conservatives -- mostly Christian groups -- complained about the presence of GOProud, a gay conservative group, at CPAC. Many socially conservative groups pulled out.Now, CPAC has scheduled Milo Yiannopoulos to speak. Yiannopoulos is a gay self-styled conservative who has spoken favorably of sex between young teens and adults. Thus far, (since Saturday), no major Christian or socially conservative group has come out against the speech, as far as I can determine.Individual … [Read more...]

There Have Been Terror Attacks in Sweden — by Donald Trump’s Supporters

On Saturday, Donald Trump claimed that something terrible happened in Sweden on Friday night.Problem: There was no terror attack in Sweden on Friday night. Social media mocked Trump for conjuring another false story (Last Night in Sweden).Then today he tweeted that he saw that "news" on a Fox News program in which a guest claimed refugees are behind an increase in crime in Sweden (except that crime there is steady).My statement as to what's happening in Sweden was in reference to … [Read more...]

Thomas Jefferson on the Importance of a Free Press (UPDATED with Trump’s Jefferson Quote)

Yesterday, President Donald Trump called the media (singling out the New York Times, CNN, ABC, CBS and NBC) the "enemy of the American people."The FAKE NEWS media (failing @nytimes, @NBCNews, @ABC, @CBS, @CNN) is not my enemy, it is the enemy of the American People! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 17, 2017Trump's barrage of animosity toward the press reminded me of the Sedition Act of 1798. I hope we do not go back to that dark day.Thomas Jefferson was a staunch c … [Read more...]

And Today’s Twitter Winner Is: Senator Chuck Grassley for His Ask Putin Why the Dead Pols Tweet

So many questions and so much material just from this one tweet.Whoever monitors twitter at WH tell Pres Trump to ask Putin"What do u hv agst ElectionOpponents bc they are killed/imprisoned/poisoned?"— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) February 12, 2017Did someone hack Sen. Grassley's account?If not, it is noteworthy that before church this morning a U.S. Senator implied Vladimir Putin has had his political opponents killed. It is also noteworthy that a Senator is … [Read more...]