The Trump Administration’s announcement that it will provide anti-tank missiles to Ukraine is a move that’s long overdue. It’s also a slap in the face for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The timing and rationale behind President Trump’s decision, however, begs the question, why now? The answer may have to do with the ongoing Mueller investigation and allegations of Team Trump’s collusion with the Russian regime in the months leading up to the 2016 presidential election. Taking a tough stance against a historic adversary of the United States is a no-brainer. And challenging Putin in what the Russian president regards as his backyard may be perceived as gutsy on the part… Read More

Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, of California, seems to believe he’s this generation’s J. Edgar Hoover, the near-mythic crimebuster and first and longest-serving Director of the FBI. Rep. Nunes has set his sights on this highly-regarded law enforcement organization, as well as its second-longest serving Director, the well-respected Special Counsel Robert Mueller, also a Republican. Nunes insists Hoover’s beloved Bureau has been infiltrated by corrupt, possibly criminal elements. In reality, it would appear that Rep. Nunes is less J. Edgar Hoover and more the reincarnation of Sen. Joseph McCarthy, whose never-ending battle for truth, justice, and the American way, during the 1950’s, proved to be so un-American that it ultimately brought… Read More

As war continues to be waged over tax reform and the Affordable Care Act, a more subversive battle to eliminate consumer and environmental protection continues to rage. With the stroke of a pen, the president has swatted away bothersome regulations at the behest of corporate interest groups as though they were so many annoying flies. Budget Director Mick Mulvaney says none of these regulations are “very sexy… very glamorous, none rise to the level of getting national attention.” He’s right. They’re nowhere near as sexy and glamorous as tax breaks for the wealthy and taking away healthcare from those less economically fortunate. He’s dead wrong, however, about their worthiness of… Read More

With every passing year, Pearl Harbor Day leaves us with a stark reminder that the number of WWII veterans is dwindling rapidly. The epic struggle against forces of undisputed evil, fought by the fathers and grandfathers, mothers and grandmothers of so many of us, may soon be relegated to the annals of American history, yet no military conflict since the Civil War has had a more dramatic impact on who we are as a nation. In the wake of the Great Depression, and in the years leading up to December 7th, 1941, cauldrons were bubbling throughout the world, ready to spill over with the least provocation. Globally today, we find… Read More

December 11th marks ten years since Ponzi-king Bernie Madoff made his perp walk into the U.S. District Courthouse in Manhattan. Last month, the Justice Department announced that over 24,000 of Madoff’s victims will begin receiving payments totaling $772.5 million. It’s the tip of the iceberg. In all, nearly $4 billion will be dispersed from the government’s Madoff Victim Fund. Deputy Attorney General Ron Rosenstein says it will be “the largest restoration of forfeited property in history.” Unfortunately, the victims of the president’s past financial machinations will never fully be compensated for the large sums of money they lost through Citizen Trump’s misdeeds, mismanagement, and misrepresentations. These include investors in Trump’s… Read More