In a strictly political and historical sense, Paul spoke for the Constitution, and for the ideals of our founders, who wrote their ideals into the Constitution.
President Obama observes that violence at Trump’s rallies threatens to tarnish the “American brand,” as he calls it. Yes, that …
What an irony of our time: the only way Edward Snowden can exercise his right of free speech is under protection of the likes of Vladimir Putin. Listen to him explain here how government tries to defeat efforts to protect privacy, and how it tries to coerce private companies to defeat encryption when it cannot do so itself.
This time, the upstart has the lead, and we have no one with the prestige of incumbency. The general calculations seem correct: if the party denies Trump the nomination, it loses Trump’s supporters. If the party nominates Trump, it loses a lot of old line Republicans. Either way, the party has some rough times ahead.
Sarcastically, would investigators set up a witness protection program for all whistle blowers? Perhaps they could persuade whistle blowers to join Edward Snowden, a truth teller forced to accept Vladimir Putin’s protection because his own government considers him a spy. Alternately, the feds may want to set up a witness protection program for themselves.
I will observe that Brooks has no idea why the outsiders he disrespects have become so alienated and indignant. They are angry because the insiders, so-called competent leaders that Brooks praises, have become self-absorbed, incompetent, and corrupt. Moreover, they have clothed themselves with privilege for so long, they do not perceive how hateful they have become.