Thomas Farnan

About Thomas Farnan

Thomas J. Farnan is an attorney in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. His writing has appeared in Forbes and he is a regular contributor to and the Observer. Follow him on Twitter @tfarnanlaw.

The Stupidest
Impeachment Ever

The latest high crime and misdemeanor that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) wants the U. S. Senate to make into a federal case is this: In a phone call with his counterpart in Ukraine, President Trump conditioned the provision of foreign aid on rooting out that nation’s admitted corruption on behalf of the Obama Administration.

By | 2019-11-01T21:23:00-07:00 October 31st, 2019|Tags: |

How Michael Flynn Was Set-Up

General Michael Flynn was indicted based on a conversation he had with the Russian ambassador on December 29, 2016, seven weeks after the presidential election. That was the day lame-duck President Obama expelled 35 Russian diplomats—including gardeners and chauffeurs—for election interference. After the measures were announced, members of the Obama Administration listened in on Flynn’s

By | 2019-10-27T16:07:46-07:00 October 27th, 2019|Tags: |

The Rise of the Western Spy Assclown

There was once a time when Washington needed spies with the power to operate clandestinely in a free society. Soviet Communism was an evil ideology that spread its error by revolutionary movements through what was then called “the domino theory.” Sometime in the early 1990s, though, Russia ceased to embody an ideology and became a

By | 2019-10-24T05:58:46-07:00 October 23rd, 2019|Tags: |

Trump’s Worldwide Dragnet to Catch the Hoaxers

Buried somewhere in recent impeachment reporting was the real news that federal prosecutors are conducting an international dragnet to find the perpetrators of the Russia hoax. Last week, the Justice Department issued a statement: A team led by U.S. Attorney John Durham is separately exploring the extent to which a number of countries, including Ukraine,

By | 2019-10-03T20:01:31-07:00 October 2nd, 2019|Tags: |

Trump Has the Bad Guys Surrounded in Ukraine

Something can’t be a conspiracy theory if it really happened, right? In 2010, pro-Russia candidate Viktor Yanukovych was elected as president of the Ukraine. Washington’s deep state—which loves to fight other people’s wars—mobilized to remove him. Yanukovych, who had been elected on the narrowest margin, immediately felt political pressure from the West. He hired The

By | 2019-09-26T17:14:14-07:00 September 26th, 2019|Tags: |

Brexit, Trump, and the Elite’s Last Stand

In the words of the poet, there’s something happening here, but what it is ain't exactly clear. At least not to the ossified bureaucracies that control public policy in the Western Hemisphere. Outdated and unscientific concepts of democracy—rule by majority—are interfering with the best laid plans of smart people. The European Union was the crowning

By | 2019-09-14T08:34:04-07:00 September 13th, 2019|Tags: |

Comey Escaped This Time But His Day Should Come

Lost in the reaction to the news that former FBI Director James Comey will not be prosecuted for being an insufferable jerk is that the inspector general established, once and for all, that yes, James Comey is in fact an insufferable jerk. Which means, at a minimum, Trump was right to fire him. Special Counsel

By | 2019-09-01T21:04:40-07:00 September 1st, 2019|Tags: |

Trump vs. the Stepford-Wife Republicans

When the protagonist in Ira Levin's novel, The Stepford Wives, begins to suspect that other women in her Connecticut town are robots, she surmises: That’s what they all were, all the Stepford wives: actresses in commercials, pleased with detergents and floor wax, with cleansers, shampoos, and deodorants. Pretty actresses, big in the bosom but small in

By | 2019-08-24T16:34:12-07:00 August 24th, 2019|Tags: |

Why Kamala Harris Doesn’t Even Pretend to Care

Joe Biden whispered to Kamala Harris before the last debate, “Go easy on me kid.” She blankly stared back, managing eventually to mumble, “How ya’ doin, ya good?” It was as if Mickey Rooney turned to Judy Garland and said, “Let’s put on a show, kid” and she responded, “And how has your day been?”

By | 2019-08-19T20:23:09-07:00 August 15th, 2019|Tags: |

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