Tag Archive: Trump Administration

May 24 2019

The Russian Connection: Unprecedented Power

Donald Trump has demanded that the Justice Department under attorney General William Barr investigate the intelligence agencies over the the Russian involvement in the 2016. In order to do that, on Thursday, he gave Barr unprecedented new powers to unilaterally declassify documents of the 15 intelligence agencies. President Trump took extraordinary steps on Thursday to …

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May 24 2019

Assault On The First Amendment

On Thursday, the US Department of Justice announced 17 additional charges against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange who is currently serving a 50 week sentence in London for bail jumping after he was removed from the Ecuadoran embassy. After his arrest last month, Assange was charged with attempting to hack the Pentagon computer system. These new …

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Jan 25 2019

Trump’s Retreat

I’ve been saying this to my family and friends since the Trump-McConnell shutdown began: when this starts to impact air traffic it will end immediately. Seems I was prescient. On Wednesday the head of the Air Traffic Controllers Association along with the unions for pilots and flight attendants warned that the shutdown was imperiling aviation …

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Jul 21 2018

Traveling Through Times Zones Once Again

For the next couple of weeks business and family will once again take me through several time zones. It affords me a different perspective on events here in the US and how the rest of the world perceives them and us. While I was putting the final details of my packing this morning. I happened …

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Jun 20 2018

Trump Solution: Lock Them Up Together, Indefinitely

In face of the backlash from the media, the public and even Republicans, Donald Trump backed away from forcibly separating children from their families. His solution is to lock them up together, indefinitely. There is one big problem with this plan, as there was with his original policy, it is violation of a court decree …

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Jun 14 2018

The American Gulag of Donald Trump

America was once a welcome refuge from the terror of wars, famine and poverty but no more. The changes started subtly under Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton. Under George W. Bush, the US was less welcoming to Muslims after 9/11 but less blatant under Barack Obama. With the election of Donald …

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Jun 06 2018

America’s Humanitarian Disgrace

While much of the media was focused on the primary elections and the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles snubbing the White House, cable news was also reporting on the Trump administrations policy on separating children, even infants and toddlers, from their families as they seek asylum at the US southern border. US Attorney General Jefferson …

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Apr 05 2018

The White House Ethics Mess

Once again the British consulting firm Cambridge Analytica has become an ethics issue for a Trump nominee for a White House position. CNBC broke the story that John Bolton, Trump’s toxic choice to replace General H. R. McMaster as National Security Advisor, has some ethical problems that have arisen from his ties to the data …

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Mar 15 2018

CIA Torture Rears Its Ugly Head Again

Torture is back in the news with the nomination of the Central Intelligence Agency Deputy Director Gina Haspel, who ran the black site at which Abu Zubaydah was detained and interrogated, to head the agency. She personally supervised the torture of Zubaydah who was waterboarded 183 times over the course of one month and lost …

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Mar 13 2018

Goodbye, Rex

Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson naming current CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him. Trump named current Deputy CIA Director Gina Haspel to replace Pompeo. Tillerson and the rest of the world found out about the firing in a tweet from Trump this morning Tillerson did not speak to Trump and …

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