The Special Counsel: The Swamp’s Watchdog for Trump

“I understood this to be my recollection recorded of my conversation with the president.” That statement by James Comey had this old trial lawyer’s antennae buzzing. While being questioned about his memos-to-self by Senator Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) at last week’s big intelligence committee hearing, the former FBI director used the term “recollection recorded”

By | 2017-06-16T22:54:54+00:00 June 14th, 2017|

Bloomington versus Belmont: School Vouchers and Economic Diversity

Boston suburb Belmont is Charles Murray’s example in Coming Apart of rich, liberal, respectable people who preach relativism and moral agnosticism while leading orderly lives with minimal amounts of divorce, drugs, and dissipation―nice people, but entirely out of touch with Donald Trump’s America. I saw that, too, when I was a visiting professor

By | 2017-06-16T14:19:31+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

True Tolerance is Beyond Bernie Sanders and Today’s Democrats

When you hear the words “tolerance” and “diversity,” what comes to mind? If you’re a casual observer of politics and culture, you react positively and you would likely assign those words to a liberal mindset in general and perhaps to the Democratic Party in particular. Those of us who have been paying closer

By | 2017-06-16T02:08:24+00:00 June 13th, 2017|

The Travel Ban Is Not About Islam, It’s About Countering Jihad

The U.S. Supreme Court is finally set to hear arguments on President Donald J. Trump’s executive order temporarily halting travel from six countries in the Mideast and Africa. According to the Left, the order is  a “Muslim ban,” since the majority populations of each of these six countries pray toward Mecca. To the

By | 2017-06-15T13:10:57+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

The Way the Comey Hearing Should Have Gone Down, Day Two

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome back to the second and final day of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearing with former FBI Director James B. Comey. We covered two topics at yesterday’s hearing. Today we will complete our questioning, covering five remaining topics. Let’s begin.   Topic #3:  The

By | 2017-06-15T04:22:34+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

Trumping the Narrative

The Narrative is partly like quicksand. If you fall into it, struggling will hasten your envelopment and death. Best to relax, take some deep breaths, and half float, half swim out of danger. I know there are some people whispering that advice into Donald Trump’s ear. Don’t struggle! Stay calm. And above all,

By | 2017-06-14T18:52:04+00:00 June 12th, 2017|

The Way the Comey Hearing Should Have Gone Down, Day One

Good morning, ladies and gentlemen and welcome to the first of two days of U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence hearings with former FBI Director James B. Comey. Over the course of these two days, we will cover seven topics. Let’s begin now: Introductory Statement Mr. Comey, to be blunt, sir, your well-established

By | 2017-06-14T17:50:55+00:00 June 11th, 2017|

Who Will Police the Police: The Comey Testimonies

Former FBI Director James Comey earnestly lectures about the inaccuracy of leaks and laments that it is not the purview of disinterested federal agencies to correct such erroneous information that the press such as the New York Times recklessly publishes. Fine. Yet for the last six months, information in the hands of the

By | 2017-06-14T14:48:37+00:00 June 10th, 2017|

A Dose of Clapper Down Under

The National Press Club of Australia recently had the misfortune to be subjected to a raw assessment about the dire state of affairs in America by the former Director of National Intelligence, Mr. James Clapper. Presently, we don’t know if this commences an epidemic of ex-Obama officials touring Van Diemen’s Land in the

By | 2017-06-14T12:47:21+00:00 June 9th, 2017|