Violence is Not the Way to Handle Political Disagreements

I did not get an opportunity to weigh in on the shooting yesterday that put Representative Steve Scalise and lobbyist Matt Mika in critical condition, as well as wounding others less severely. I have a brief comment tonight. It has already been said, but bears repeating, that violence is not the way to settle political … More Violence is Not the Way to Handle Political Disagreements

Questioning Fundamentals

Originally posted on The View from the Armchair:
When most folks think of interrogation, they think of their favorite police shows, they think of the old “good-cop/bad-cop” routine, they think of criminal confessions, or they think of “making someone talk” through various and sundry unpleasant methods. Popular culture has cemented these ideas in our collective…

Comey Testimony: What was new?

Former FBI Director Comey sat before the Senate Intelligence Committee today to discuss his firing, Russian attempts to influence the 2016 election, whether the President may have been under investigation, and whether the President might have attempted to influence open investigations. The full text is available from Politico, and his written remarks were widely circulated … More Comey Testimony: What was new?

Travel Ban? Nope.

The President’s efforts to block immigration from certain countries met another roadblock today at the hands of the 4th Circuit Court. As reported by CBS: “Congress granted the president broad power to deny entry to aliens, but that power is not absolute. It cannot go unchecked when, as here, the president wields it through an … More Travel Ban? Nope.

Hypocrisy is a Bad Argument

Arguing that someone’s position is hypocritical is quite common. There are many opportunities for pointing out hypocrisy in public figures, as positions seem to readily change based on individual or party interests. There are times when the hypocrite label is unwarranted, such as if someone changes a position based on newly acquired information that indicates … More Hypocrisy is a Bad Argument

Does Donald Trump Even Want to be President? Part Two: Appearance of Impropriety

It has been an interesting week. While there were no shortage of complaints or accusations about President Trumps activities and affiliations previously (such as refusal to release tax returns, refusal divest interests including a DC hotel that foreign dignitaries have commented that it would be rude not to stay in, appointing family to key positions … More Does Donald Trump Even Want to be President? Part Two: Appearance of Impropriety