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...]

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...]

Do Evangelicals Leaders Still Care about Ukraine?

When Barack Obama was president, evangelicals and conservatives cared about Ukraine. They believed Obama was weak and unwilling to confront Vladimir Putin's expansionism into Ukraine.Now, evangelicals are largely silent about President Donald Trump's warm words toward Russia's leader and confusing rhetoric about Ukraine.An early signal of this shift was obvious at the GOP National Convention when Trump's supporters watered down a key pro-Ukraine plank in the party platform. I was told by … [Read more...]

Trump and RussiaGate – Some Good Things to Read and Consider

The latest news to hit involving Donald Trump is potentially the most troubling. A leaked report (available to read at Buzzfeed) from a retired intelligence operative claims Vladimir Putin authorized a scheme to cultivate Trump as an ally and conspired with Trump's campaign to undermine Clinton. There are accusations of sex tapes involving Trump and treasonous behavior. At least, it will function like the Trump-fueled birther conspiracy. At most, the document reveals treason and impeachable … [Read more...]

Dinesh D’Souza: Putin Loves Russia and Fights for Its Interests

Yesterday, Christian right film maker Dinesh D'Souza (Hillary's America) tweeted:What @realDonaldTrump admires about Putin is the way Putin--unlike someone else we know--LOVES his country & FIGHTS for its interests— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) September 14, 2016The alt-right is also alt-reality and alt-morality.Make sure you read the responses to D'Souza's tweet. D'Souza is supposed to be the celebrity public intellectual but these commenters are taking him to … [Read more...]

Matt Drudge: Putin Is Leader of the Free World

I first saw this posted over at Little Green Footballs...Matt Drudge says Vladimir Putin is leader of the free world.This is same Vladimir Putin who is leading the charge against various freedoms in Russia (speech, assembly). And the same Putin who leads a government which persecutes religions other than Russian Orthodox (including Christians). ┬áDespite some efforts to limit abortions lately, Russia subsidizes legal abortion and has one of the highest abortion rates in the world.Even … [Read more...]