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.

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 Outdated and unscientific concepts of democracy—rule by majority—are interfering with the best laid plans of smart people.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: |

Facebook Is a Government-Protected Monopoly

In 1954, traveling milkshake-mixer salesman Ray Kroc visited a hamburger stand designed and managed by brothers Richard and Maurice McDonald. He was impressed. Freshly cooked hamburgers were delivered to customers based on principles of the assembly line. The kitchen and counter space were rationally coordinated to distribute food immediately upon its purchase. There

By | 2019-05-05T17:47:26-07:00 May 5th, 2019|

Giuliani Wonders Why Media Ignore Ukraine-DNC Collusion

Rudy Giuliani tweeted on Saturday: If the media continues to ignore the possible Ukrainian-DNC conspiracy in 2016 to find and create damaging information about Trump, Manafort and the Trump campaign, it will amount to corruption. For those of us still open to change, help us and cover it. You know it’s NEWS! Here

By | 2019-04-30T06:54:20-07:00 April 29th, 2019|

How the Deep State Russia Conspirators May Escape

The Russian collusion conspirators spend a lot of time in public seemingly unconcerned they will go to jail. That tells me they know something we don’t. Here’s what I think it is. In his press conference last week releasing Robert Mueller’s redacted report, Attorney General Bill Barr lauded the special counsel’s work in

By | 2019-04-25T19:13:45-07:00 April 25th, 2019|

Mitt Romney Is an American Oligarch

Robert Mueller’s hit job disguised as a counterintelligence report would not be complete until America heard from its favorite Bain Capital founder whose dad was a governor: Willard “Mitt” Romney. The senator from Utah was “appalled” at Mueller’s revelations, but not in the raised eyebrow sort of way you or I would be

By | 2019-04-23T22:49:39-07:00 April 23rd, 2019|

Sorry, Tucker, Titania McGrath Is Real

Every civilization worth the flame of its kiln produces an epic that combines poetry, storytelling, philosophy, and commentary. Greece had The Iliad. Rome had The Aeneid. The Brits have Beowulf. The civilization that postdates Twitter's 2006 launch now has its epic: Woke: A Guide to Social Justice. The book, written in the first

By | 2019-04-20T10:30:02-07:00 April 10th, 2019|

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