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Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis and Donald Trump

Not the Donald, But the Don – Indicting a Career Racketeer

by Jonathan M. Winer | Aug 15, 2023 | Legal Affairs

Before the indictment of criminal defendant Donald John Trump under the racketeering statute in the State of Georgia, Godfather references were already a cliché. Former New Jersey Governor and Republican presidential candidate Chris Christie recently described Trump and his associates at Mar-a-Largo as “acting like the Corleones with no experience,” in their efforts to hide […]

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Cows in a pasture. The cow in the foreground is looking at the camera. In the far distance, a cow is being beamed up to a UFO.

Spaceship of Fools

by | Jul 20, 2023 | National Security

Major U.S. media and Congressional leadership swallow new unverified stories of alien visitations. Allegations of fraud filed with the SEC against conspiracy-promoting former DOD officials, rocker Tom DeLonge and the company they fronted for peddling false UFO-related claims. Growth in UFO cults and cult-like behavior, violence and cyber-stalking by UFO zealots raise new concerns.   […]

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Matt Gaetz speaking into a microphone in front of a video screen showing an American flag.

The Wide Angle: The Resurgence of the 70 Percent

by Dave Troy | Jul 5, 2023 | Economy, The Wide Angle

The debt ceiling standoff revealed the presence of an interesting statistic, hiding in plain sight: 70 percent. The House averted financial disaster by passing a debt ceiling compromise with a vote of 314 out of 435—or 72 percent. The Senate passed its measure 63–36. When the chips are down, Americans overwhelmingly choose stability, sanity, and […]

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Clarence Thomas official SCOTUS portrait

Moore v. Harper and the Fire Next Time

by Jonathan M. Winer | Jun 30, 2023 | Legal Affairs

The Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision in Moore v. Harper may well be one of the most consequential Constitutional cases affecting the future of American democracy. But its political meaning is as significant as its legal implications. Its wider context is the current court’s crisis of legitimacy, Donald Trump’s attempted coup to overthrow the result of […]

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Kevin McCarty and Joe Biden in the Oval Office.

Kill the Debt Ceiling!

by Steven Pressman | Jun 28, 2023 | Economy

The debt ceiling—the maximum amount the federal government can borrow—is an anachronistic relic from World War I. Enacted by Congress in 1917, it allowed President Wilson to fight the war without waiting for lawmakers to return to Washington and vote to increase spending. Not wanting to give the president a blank check, Congress limited borrowing […]

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