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01/24/2018

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Bye, Bye, FBI? The Case for Disbanding the Federal Frankenstein’s Monster

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is always under fire for something. As of late January, that something is destruction of evidence. Text messages between agents involved in the Bureau’s investigations of Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, from a key time frame during the presidential transition,  are missing. Congress, the Bureau, and the US Justice Department … Continue reading Bye, Bye, FBI? The Case for Disbanding the Federal Frankenstein’s Monster → …

The Worst Thing About Federal Government “Shutdowns”

The second worst thing about federal government “shutdowns” is that they’re almost entirely meaningless theatrical productions  — tales told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing — from beginning to end. The worst thing about such “shutdowns” is that they end, usually in a way that undoes most of what little good they … Continue reading The Worst Thing About Federal Government “Shutdowns” → …

No, I Don’t Really Care Much About Donald Trump’s Sex Life. Here’s Why.

In October of 2016, a Wall Street Journal article claims, Donald Trump’s lawyer paid $130,000 to buy the silence of Stephanie Clifford, better known to viewers of adult films, at any rate as “Stormy Daniels.” Daniels, it’s alleged, was set to tell the story of a 2006 sexual encounter with Trump on Good Morning America and in Slate. Now-president … Continue reading No, I Don’t Really Care Much About Donald Trump’s Sex Life. Here’s Why. → …

Two Modest Proposals for Choosing Better Presidents

In a recent column, I noted that if Oprah Winfrey runs for president in 2020, she will be at least as qualified for the office as the incumbent, Donald Trump, was when he announced his 2016 campaign. They’re both billionaires of similar net worth — her self-made, him not so much. They’re both former television … Continue reading Two Modest Proposals for Choosing Better Presidents → …

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