Quick Thoughts: The Shutdown and Border Security

It is ironic: the current shutdown is ostensibly about border security (insofar as a physical barrier relates to border security), and yet the shutdown specifically targets those employees charged with border security. Officers of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and the US Coast Guard (USCG) are charged with securing the … More Quick Thoughts: The Shutdown and Border Security

Happy New Year!

Last year I made the following “resolutions:” – Advocate for civil rights and civil liberties for the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, women, immigrants, and any other group being disenfranchised. – Back law enforcement personnel, but call for strict accountability for those who violate the laws and principles they are sworn to … More Happy New Year!

Treason Summit?

It seems that “a lot of people are saying” that Trump is a traitor, and that his actions in Helsinki (and prior) constitute treason. That’s quite a statement. How well does it hold up? Well, here are some definitions: Merriam Webster definition of traitor: (1) one who betrays another’s trust or is false to an … More Treason Summit?

School Shootings Continue

Per the count from CNN, we are up to 22 school shootings in 20 weeks in the US. What actions are we taking to prevent the next school shooting, or mass shooting, or to better limit or prevent gun violence in the US? Empty platitudes aren’t solving the problem. Unsupported claims about everything in the … More School Shootings Continue

Happy New Year!

Who does New Year’s resolutions? It’s not normally my thing, but in 2018 I resolve to continue to: – Advocate for civil rights and civil liberties for the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, racial and ethnic minorities, women, immigrants, and any other group being disenfranchised. – Back law enforcement personnel, but call for strict accountability for … More Happy New Year!

Flynn Plea Deal

I don’t have much to say that hasn’t been already said or written. BLUF: Flynn’s guilty plea to a single charge means that charges for other people are likely on the way. Click below for actual news on this development. Michael Flynn pleads guilty to lying to FBI in Mueller probe Michael Flynn pleads guilty: … More Flynn Plea Deal