June 15, 2019

I recently wrote a piece for The Bulwark titled “How Franklin Graham Is Perverting His Father’s Legacy.” The column focused on Graham’s call to deem June 2, 2019 as a day of prayer for President Donald Trump. More specifically, it focused on how Graham has taken the good will earned through his father, the late evangelist Billy Graham’s work, and is using it to ingratiate himself with the Trump administration. Reverend Graham, in his long and storied ministry, did not… Read more

June 11, 2019

This was the right move, and I applaud Michigan Representative Justin Amash. Amash has continued to show himself a beacon of rational thought and stoic conservatism, at a time when the personality cult and a dangerous lean to authoritarianism has begun to rot away the rafters and beams of the Republican Party. The [now] laughably named House Freedom Caucus can no longer claim to be the congressional bulwark against destructive, liberal attacks on the foundations of our nation and our… Read more

June 8, 2019

I’m going to tentatively call this a bold move. And for anyone that actually pays attention to the history of Utah Senator Mitt Romney, backbone is not something he’s really known for. In fact, you may have seen or heard the words, “wishy washy” a time or too. If you’ve kept up with my writing over the years, you’ve definitely heard the words, “wishy washy.” You’ve heard the word “squish,” too. “Spineless” isn’t a stranger to these pages, either. Yes,… Read more

May 30, 2019

We fell in love. I want everyone to think of those words, every time you hear President Donald Trump demean or insult another American citizen, whether Republican or Democrat. Think of those words whenever the Manhattan con artist attacks our nation’s intelligence or law enforcement community. Most definitely think of those words when you hear of petty, cowardly moves, such as having the Navy keep the USS John McCain warship out of  the sight of the president during his trip… Read more

May 28, 2019

Have I referred to Michigan Representative Justin Amash as the honey badger of the GOP, yet? Justin Amash is the honey badger of the GOP. I’ve been covering the Libertarian-leaning congressman’s break from the party he calls home for the last couple of weeks. While the gutless wonders that currently litter the Republican Party prostrate themselves before the gilded throne of Lord Trump, Amash took the time to read the finished Mueller report. Rather than turn a blind eye, he… Read more

May 27, 2019

It is long past time to worry, and anyone not picking up on it, at this point, is part of the problem. We have a president who targets political enemies, shows disdain towards those tasked with keeping our nation safe within the intelligence community, and openly praises tyrants and despots. He also has subverted the constitutional parameters of his job by disrespecting the framing of our nation. He does this by ignoring that we have three separate, but co-equal branches… Read more

May 24, 2019

Is this a conflict of interests? I’m feeling like it is, along with a very big deal. Some of you may be following the news that President Trump is reportedly considering granting pardons to several members of the military who have been charged with what amounts to war crimes, or at the very least, abuses of their duties. What could possibly be spurring this on? For starters, we can assume [rightly] that with an election looming, President Trump feels this… Read more

May 22, 2019

All these curious threads. So while the former attorney and “fixer” for Donald Trump, Michael Cohen, sits in a federal prison, paying for a litany of crimes, including, but not limited to wire and tax fraud, a judge has unsealed court records connected to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. And what did those records reveal? Well, for one thing, they showed over 1,000 contacts between Cohen and a Russia-connected company and other foreign entities, initiated by Cohen after Donald Trump… Read more

May 21, 2019

Dissent, free thought, anything resembling courage or conviction to principles, rather than fealty to a central authoritarian figure will not be tolerated in today’s GOP. I can say from firsthand experience with the frothing MAGA hordes that they have no real platform beyond agreeing with whatever Donald Trump says or does, no matter how nonsensical or damaging. Today’s Republican Party has been entranced by the lure of fascist fantasies, and our current POTUS is their dream model for every oppressive… Read more

May 20, 2019

Of all the political talk burning up the weekend news cycle, perhaps the hottest would be the firestorm created by Michigan Representative Justin Amash. On Saturday, a month after the final [redacted] version of special counsel Robert Mueller’s report on Russia and potential Trump campaign ties in the 2016 election was released, Amash took to social media to give what he called his principal findings. Right away, his take stands out, just for the mere fact that he didn’t rush… Read more

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