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.

Transgender Soldiers
Forty-Five

Trump’s Ban on Transgender Soldiers

July 26, 2017

One year ago then Defense Secretary Ash Carter lifted the ban barring transgender people from serving in the military.  The United States was one of 19 countries in the world whose military allowed transgender soldiers

James Comey
Forty-Five

Trump’s Botched Firing of James Comey

May 15, 2017

Last week President Trump fired FBI Director James Comey for what he says ostensibly was for the mishandling of high profile investigations.  The investigations cited by Trump were Hillary Clinton’s private email server investigation and

Trump Faces a Special Prosecutor
Forty-Five

The Looming Specter of a Special Prosecutor

March 6, 2017

Calls for a special prosecutor to investigate Donald Trump’s presidential campaign are growing after it was revealed recently that Attorney General Jeff Sessions failed to mention in his Senate confirmation hearings his meeting last year