They both want to deploy raw, illegal power to suppress lies, to give their side the upper hand in endless info wars. Neither side cares about the price in freedom. They only care who wins.
One decision is easy to make: ask for more money to maintain and supply the prisons, build the wall, and train new officers. We have to keep the developing police state in the southwest moving forward.
His battle with the security state promises to be hard fought. His battle with mainstream media does not even rise to the level of entertainment anymore. The contest is too unbalanced.
If he can get Kudlow, someone most people thought was a smart man, to go out on Fox News to talk about the president’s Google analytics, perhaps Trump has more to him than we think.
The FBI values its independence: that is, it does not want to operate under anyone’s authority, including the president’s, the attorney general’s, and certainly not under any supervision from the judiciary. It answers only to itself, and that is exactly what insiders want. What do the rest of us want? It does not matter.
The kinds of calculations most leaders make seem beyond him. His lack of political skills proved a big asset during both the primary and general elections, but this congenital deficit has not helped him since he arrived in Washington.
Donald Trump set himself this task for his inaugural address: let me explain to you what I mean by “make …