Barr Says He May Quit. Really??? [UPD*2: Did Barr Box Himself In?]

Breaking from WaPo about 6:20 PST: Barr has told those close to Trump he is considering quitting over the president’s tweets about Justice Dept. investigations Attorney General William P. Barr has told people close to President Trump — both inside and outside the White House — that he is considering quitting over Trump’s tweets about…

Things the Media Has Missed About Upcoming Senate Trial of Trump.

I’m not a lawyer nor a constitutional scholar, but the Media has not being doing its job when it comes to covering the upcoming Senate trial of Trump.  I know.  “A real shocker there Merlin.  Have you thought about auditioning for the role of Captain Obvious?” Hear me out for a few minutes. First up,…

The Paper “Tyger”

Beware! Here there be tygers   Stephen King One of the big problems with trying to pin Trump directly down with anything is that Don Cheeto Cornholeone is an old fashioned Mafioso. It’s not just the fact that Trump refuses to have an e-mail account, because even he is smart enough to know that “delete” doesn’t really mean…

'Beware of Geeks bearing gifts'

You know, I may be old, but even I’m not old enough to have forgotten this stuff already. Ah, it seems like only yesterday, but was in reality only about two years ago when House Intel Chair Devin Nunes, who looks mostly like something you see laying at the bottom of a tequila bottle, made what he…

It's Now Inevitable.

I wrote recently on the difficult dichotomy of whether to impeach, or not impeach. I touched on the risks and benefits of both courses of action. I personally was ambivalent, leaning slightly towards investigating the shit out of Trump to tar him for 2020. But the news I saw yesterday now leads me to conclude…

“*sigh* OK, time to get messy.”

For all of 2018, the Democrats pledged in their campaigns that they were the ones who would restore order to a lawless Trump Washington, hold Trump’s feet to the fire, and restore accountability. And since January of 2019, they have carried through, making “grrr-grrr” noises, issuing document demands, and holding hearings. They have told the bully, “I…

About that upcoming Mueller report.

I’d like to take a minute to draw a couple of distinctions about the upcoming Mueller report, and the soon to begin congressional committee hearings. The Mueller investigation is not necessarily These two investigations do not necessarily dovetail with each other, in fact, in some ways they are diametrically opposed. Robert Mueller’s mandate from the…

OK Demicratic Chairs. It's time to put up or shut up.

I have always enjoyed Michael Isikoff’s work as an investigative journalist. Not only does he uncover some really cool, nasty shit, but like his co-author David Corn, he has a natural talent for taking what could be complex and confusing political issues, and simplifying them so that people without a poli-sci degree can understand them….

OK Democratic Chairs. It's time to put up or shut up.

I have always enjoyed Michael Isikoff’s work as an investigative journalist. Not only does he uncover some really cool, nasty shit, but like his co-author David Corn, he has a natural talent for taking what could be complex and confusing political issues, and simplifying them so that people without a poli-sci degree can understand them….

Trump is trapped. And he locked the entire GOP in with him.

We are all just prisoners here, of our own device   Hotel California   The Eagles It’s a classic axiom, “Like a rat caught in a maze.” It’s a scary mental image, running blindly from corridor to corridor, bumping into dead ends, ceaselessly doubling back, desperately looking for an exit that doesn’t exist. Metaphorically, it normally means…

Mr President, meet Medusa. Medusa, meet lunch.

Now I know for sure that I’m getting up there in years, because I find myself ore and more pining for “the good old days.” A kinder, simpler time, when everything was well defined, and things were black and white. You know, like 2017? Donald Trump beat the odds, and all sentient logic in 2016,…

Republican Spreadsheet

Does it strike anyone as just bizarre or fantastical that Republicans have compiled a spreadsheet of what they think Democrats are going to investigate about the Trump Administration if Democrats retake the House this fall?  Let’s pause for moment.  You only make an Excel or Google spreadsheet when you have multiple data entries.  A few data…