disarray in White House as its disinformation campaign is an imperfect storm

Even as they fundraise off the Impeachment Inquiry, chaos reigns in the WH. The White House is “paralyzed” and “teetering on the edge of a cliff” in the wake of an explosive whistleblower complaint about President Donald Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president, a White House official told Insider. A senior US official backed up that…

GOP Trying Another Way to Cheat on the Census

(Disclaimer: IANAL) The GOP and the Trump administration have been trying all kinds of ways to skew the 2020 census toward traditionally Republican states. It’s now getting attention that they had more sneaks in mind than mucking up the census questionnaire. Another of their tactics is being noticed: Getting the courts to rule that undocumented…

A Lawyer's Reading of the Barr Letter

Amid all the sturm and drang (on all sides and in all directions) over the Barr Letter on the Mueller Report, I came across this WaPo op-ed by Henry Olsen, currently a  senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Granted, that is a conservative faith-based outfit, and Olsen has also worked for the…

Pig-pen Trump to Roll in Coal to Wash Away His Woes and Help Republicans This Fall.

Trump was in WV tonight soothing his raging psyche and bringing lumps of coal for the people’s stockings: The Trump administration has hailed its overhaul of federal pollution restrictions on coal-burning power plants as creating new jobs, eliminating burdensome government regulations and ending what President Trump has long described as a “war on coal.” The…

Republican Congressman Barr of KY Hopes for “The Art of The Deal” with Tariffs.

The Financial Times has this article about the bourbon industry in Kentucky and Trump’s trade war with the rest of the world.  And Kentucky Republicans, especially Congressman Barr from the 6th Congressional District, needs some drug testing: Mr. Barr, who has lobbied everyone from Steve Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, to Mike Pence, the vice-president, hopes that there…