For both Dallas and 9/11, the feds produced a guilty party before they determined what happened. They said “Oswald” and “bin Laden” before they resolved basic questions about the crimes.
For three and a half months now, they have roared about their cage in astonishment, anger and fear, as they advocate and plot Trump’s removal, but overlook every electoral map they see filled with red states and red districts. It may be an impressive display of energy, but it does not help the party prepare for upcoming contests in 2018 and 2020.
Thus they will be shocked, shocked again when they see Trump stand up to accuse the FBI and other intelligence agencies of all kinds of nefarious activities, including leaks that brought down one of his top advisors. In the whirlwind of Trump’s anti-democratic moves and rhetoric, however, we ought to be alert to the times he throws off a few truthful sparks.
Washington’s elites damaged their credibility and prestige on the world stage long before Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, and Vladimir Putin came along to try their hand at it.
So when you think of moral elements in the matter of substance use, remember two things: do not underestimate the power of the feds, and do not underestimate the power of federal drug enforcement to screw things up.
I believe Sunstein and other public information gatekeepers see themselves acting in service to their country, to protect the republic from actual threats and pernicious influence of conspiracy crackpots.
The mathematician and philosopher Laplace said that “the weight of evidence for an extraordinary claim must be proportioned to its …
We still have our friends, we still have faith in ourselves, and most of all we can still reason effectively. Government can shut down a lot, but it can never shut down rational, free thought.
The U. S. mishandled this conflict from the start. You can make that judgment without any reference to international law. You only need common sense.
Only in a democratic republic do citizens have an obligation to protect themselves from corrupt rulers.
I decided way back when I wrote about Reagan that persuading people to change their minds about politics is not something I would ever try to do. It is like trying to change people’s minds about God or religion in general, another thing I never try to do.
Despite best efforts at analytical restraint, one wants to understand Trump’s supernal derangement. Is he a buffoon who acts like a strongman, or a strongman who acts like a buffoon?