Forty-Five

The F.B.I. Raids on Michael Cohen are Bad News for Trump

April 16, 2018

In another twist to the ongoing investigations of Donald Trump and his interactions, the F.B.I. raided the office of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, last week.  It is unclear what wrongdoing prosecutors were looking for,

Mike Pompeo
Forty-Five

Exit Tillerson, Enter Pompeo

March 19, 2018

Last week Donald Trump fired his Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, in a move that was not necessarily a surprise as the relationship between the two has been outwardly strained for some time.  Tillerson, as

Tariffs
Forty-Five

Trump’s Reckless Tariffs and Trade War

March 2, 2018

During the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump ran on a pledge to protect American products by imposing tariffs on imports.  His threats were alarming.  They would in all probability start global trade wars as countries

Forty-Five

Mueller Indicts 13 Russians for Interfering in U.S. Elections

February 16, 2018

Special Counsel Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian individuals and 3 organizations with interfering with U.S. elections, including the 2016 presidential election, on Friday.  The 37-page indictment states that the Russian individuals and organizations have conspired

Guantánamo
Forty-Five

Guantánamo: Back in Business

February 6, 2018

President Trump in his State of the Union address last week announced he was re-opening the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba to new enemy combatants.  In his address he stated, “Terrorists who do things like

Donald Trump
Forty-Five

Where is the Decency?

December 13, 2017

Republicans used to pride themselves on their morals which is the backbone of conservatism.  One cannot read the classic The Conservative Mind by Russell Kirk and come away with any other conclusion.  Now, however, we

Robert Mueller
Forty-Five

Special Counsel Mueller’s Tightening Noose

October 30, 2017

Former Trump Campaign Manager Paul Manafort has been indicted with money laundering, tax evasion, conspiracy against the United States, and lying to federal investigators by Special Counsel Robert Mueller.  The indictment is the latest dramatic

Trump's White Supremacist Problem
Forty-Five

Trump’s White Supremacist Problem

August 12, 2017

Quite literally within eyesight of Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson who wrote the soaring words that “all men are created equal” in the Declaration of Independence, a racially motivated protest broke down into violence.