Since Friday, our nation's lower jaw has sustained cuts and bruises from slamming into the floor over and over again. First, it was Charlottesville: the Civil War ended over 150 years ago, yet people chose to not merely march to protect a statue but they also brought torches, pepper spray, and swastika flags....
• Law & Justice
After people get caught lying, we can't trust their words because-- (1) we know they're okay with lying and (2) we don't know when they'll choose to lie again. . . .
Video: FBI Refused to Cooperate with Congressional Investigation re: Russia & Trump Campaign (5 min)
Russia keeps popping up in our nation's internal affairs, like Whack-a-Mole. The NY Times broke the story about Obama's protecting evidence relating to Russia's interference in the U.S. election. The Washington Post broke the story about now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions' meeting with a Russian ambassador twice and not disclosing that fact during the Senate confirmation hearings. MSNBC covered both stories in the videos below.
On February 13, Michael Flynn resigned as National Security Advisor after reports that--before Mr. Trump was sworn in--Mr. Flynn had discussed with the Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak possible sanctions against Russia over that county's alleged involvement in the U.S. election. Earlier, Mr. Flynn denied having discussed sanctions with Mr. Kislyak before Pres. Trump took office. Vice President Pence had defended Mr. Flynn against
Right-wing politicians are talking with Pres. Trump and will likely benefit from doing so (even after bashing him last year). Maybe liberal and moderate political leaders should try talking with him, too. Please, just hear me out. Millions of people have made sure their voices are being heard. They've shown
In a 29-page opinion, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals refused to reinstate President Trump's travel ban (i.e., Executive Order 13769)--for the time being. That may not be the last word on the issue. Only a 3-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court heard the case. The case might be reviewed "en banc," meaning
...Jurors in California found that Led Zeppelin's Jimmy Page--when writing "Stairway to Heaven" did not copy the band Spirit's opening to the song "Taurus."
Carroll Boston Correll is a Virginia delegate to the Republican National Convention, who said that he will not vote for Donald Trump at the convention, now way--despite a state law requires Mr. Correll to do so [24.2-545(D), VA Code] . Instead, Mr. Correll wants a federal court to strike down Section 545(D) as...
Think back to January.... Maybe Mr. Trump didn't exaggerate when saying, "When I call, they kiss my ass." Reportedly, Florida's Republican Attorney General Pam Bondi asked Mr. Trump for a campaign donation in 2013 and received $25,000 from one of Trump's foundations.... Ms. Bondi refused to
Here's some dismal data on Florida's public-school system:• Only 55% of Florida's high-school students are proficient at reading.... It's not enough for the state to sort of meet or try to meet some criteria. The state has to meet all 7 constitutional criteria (listed above) to comply with the constitution. But it doesn't...
After a four-week trial and 5,000+ exhibits in evidence, both sides did closing arguments on Friday in Citizens for Strong Schools v. Florida Department of Education.... It's David and Goliath....The State likely paid that private firm millions of tax dollars...
A CIA document that was declassified not long ago “reveals that there was virtually zero justification for the Iraq war . . . . that there was ‘no operational tie between Saddam and al Qaeda’ and no WMD programs.” Many of us suspected that for years, given
Hundreds of thousands of Florida’s children can’t adequately read or do math. Florida is the nation’s 4th wealthiest state, yet it's the 6th lowest of the 50 states in per-pupil funding and 8th lowest in graduation rates. Back in 2009, pissed-off citizens and taxpayers filed a lawsuit against the State of Florida for