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The Rising Up of the American People

This is my weekly op/ed piece -- as always, written with a conservative readership in mind -- which will be appearing in newspapers in...

Needed: A Pre-emptive Attack on the Abuse of the Pardon Power

A Legit Power Can Be Abused People have spoken – too much, in my view – about how broad, how nearly unlimited, is the power...

Why Is Our Commander-in-Chief AWOL On Russia? (Message to Trump Supporters)

On Saturday, I posted here a piece titled Trump is Showing He's Putin's Man: A Real-World Version of "The Manchurian Candidate." That piece was written...

Trump Is Showing He’s Putin’s Man: A Real-World Version of the Manchurian Candidate

I plan to work up another version of this piece to serve as my op/ed message, delivered through the newspapers in this coming week,...

Democracy on the Ropes?

This is my weekly op/ed for newspapers in my 2:1 Republican congressional District, VA-06. ***************************** This is a dark time for democracy. At this point, Turkish democracy...

I Hope Rachel Brand Isn’t Just Abandoning Her Post

Rachel Brand is leaving her job at the Justice Department. She's been # 3 there, just below Rod Rosenstein, and would ascend to Rosenstein's...

Trump’s “Treason” Talk as a Window into Evil

A great quote from Rick Wilson, NeverTrumper Republican strategist. He wrote this a propos of that wretched moment earlier this week when Trump tossed...

Trying to Understand My Countrymen

This piece will be appearing this week in newspapers in my very red congressional District (VA-06). ************************ Sometimes I wish that, if America must be governed...

Question for Readers Here: Who Is Going to Win This Battle?

In America right now, two forces seem to be moving rapidly toward a collision. One might be called "the force of the rule of...

Republicans Make Themselves Accessories to Trump’s Crimes

Sometimes I wish I could see into the future. What's going to happen? In the battle between Trump and the rule of law in...
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