Bob Calco

About Bob Calco

Bob Calco is a verified Deplorable who lives in Tampa, Florida, with his wife, two sons, and four cats. A successful software architect by trade, and an inveterate polyglot and world traveler at heart, he studied political philosophy until it was clear that to pay bills he needed a marketable skill. His passion on issues related to trade and economics go back to his formative college days, when he learned to distrust, and independently verify, literally everything he was taught.

Nancy Pelosi’s Impeachment Banana Republic

The Democrat-controlled U.S. House of Representatives pulled off something uniquely devious and dangerous on Thursday when it passed a barely debated “impeachment inquiry” resolution along partisan lines. The supposed benefit of a formal House vote to authorize an impeachment investigation is that Democrats now have the judiciary to enforce congressional subpoenas. Ordinarily, those would not

By | 2019-11-03T22:48:02-07:00 November 3rd, 2019|Tags: |

Mueller Has Already Interfered in the Election—and Obstructed Justice

As November 6 approaches, news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is waiting until after the election to reveal the conclusions from his investigation belie a deeper, more disturbing point. Although Mueller’s decision is allegedly predicated on a desire to avoid even the appearance of impacting the vote, according to Justice Department policy and

By | 2018-10-22T21:56:35-07:00 October 23rd, 2018|

Yes, the President Is Guilty of Obstruction

The shocking Justice Department inspector general report confirms our worst suspicions about the president’s controversial action last year. In firing former FBI Director James Comey, President Trump was indeed guilty of obstruction—obstruction of injustice. It wasn’t particularly effective if his goal was to stop the Trump-Russia collusion narrative, but it had the effect ultimately

By | 2018-06-22T19:31:49-07:00 June 23rd, 2018|

On Fightin’ Words, Conflicting Narratives, and Culture Wars

Perhaps because his recent death was on my mind already, the verbal fireworks that erupted like Mt. Kilauea lava bombs last week between deep state schemers like former CIA director John Brennan and President Trump on Twitter over #Spygate reminded me of another brutal war of words: the one between certain leftist literati

By | 2018-05-28T11:16:47-07:00 May 29th, 2018|

Time to End Mueller’s Investigation About Nothing

Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s sprawling investigation into “Trump-Russia collusion” has devolved into a ludicrous media spectacle, a meandering situation comedy “about nothing” that is in quest of something, anything to be about. If, after all of these months of investigation, he has no evidence of Trump colluding with Russia, then the conclusion is

By | 2018-03-22T11:50:29-07:00 March 22nd, 2018|

Tariffs, Trade, and Patriotism

President Trump’s recent decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum in response to what he (and most Americans) view as the routinely unfair trade practices of China and other foreign powers has upset more than a few Beltway apple carts. It has also triggered a lot of heated criticism from the Right—much

By | 2018-03-11T12:07:55-07:00 March 10th, 2018|

Parkland, Populism, and a Doomed Generation

Democracy dies in darkness, but truth dies in broad daylight in a culture that no longer values the rule of law and the primacy of deliberative debate over partisan political point-scoring.   Take a slow, deep breath and you’ll detect the carrion whiff of small-r republican rigor mortis hovering over almost every major

By | 2018-03-02T16:10:11-07:00 March 1st, 2018|

Cheatin’ Hillary’s Crooked Enablers

You don’t need to master some secret art of literary exegesis to see that the terse four-page Nunes memo—released Friday, despite unprecedented establishment apoplexy over its declassification—was assuredly not the “end of American democracy,” as some hysterics predicted. Nor was it the end of the story. But what a barn-burner of a story

By | 2018-02-05T13:37:52-07:00 February 5th, 2018|

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