Russia Wants Americans To Doubt Mueller, Experts Warn

Russian meddling in the 2016 election was apparently just the prequel. Now America’s former Cold War rival is using social media to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe, a former CIA official and a former Republican congressman said Monday night. Michael Morell, who ran the CIA, and Michael Rogers, former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee,… Continue reading “Russia Wants Americans To Doubt Mueller, Experts Warn”

Donald Trump Has Betrayed the Kurds, Iraq Will Suffer

Yet another example of how Trump is a danger not only to us but to the entire world. It just makes me sick.

Following the Kurdistan Region’s defeat of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS), we moved quickly to secure our own rights in an independence referendum last month. We seized the opportunity to solidify our role as a stable partner for peace for America and the rest of the world. Yet in a tragic turn of events, our… Continue reading “Donald Trump Has Betrayed the Kurds, Iraq Will Suffer”

Three Charged With Attempted Murder After White Supremacist Event

Three Charged With Attempted Murder After White Supremacist Event

Three men have been charged with attempted murder in Gainesville, Florida, for firing a shot at anti-Nazi protesters after a speech by white supremacist leader Richard Spencer on Thursday … Continue reading “Three Charged With Attempted Murder After White Supremacist Event”

Vikings Were Not White Supremacists

And white supremacists who claim to be Heathens in order to justify their hateful beliefs are wrong.

Vikings Were Not White Supremacists

This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. The word “Viking” entered the Modern English language in 1807, at a time of growing nationalism and empire building. In the decades that followed, enduring stereotypes about Vikings developed, such as wearing horned helmets and belonging to a society where only men wielded high… Continue reading “Vikings Were Not White Supremacists”

White Nationalism As Much Of A Threat As ISIS

The threat of white nationalist violence in the U.S. is at least as big a threat as that posed by terror groups such as ISIS, the FBI revealed Wednesday. Director Chris Wray told the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee that there are currently 1,000 open investigations into domestic terror groups and another 1,000 probes… Continue reading “White Nationalism As Much Of A Threat As ISIS”

California Prepares For Nuclear Attack

You know, normally I’d think this was just California being its normal, goofy self, but given the current tensions between us and the North Koreans and Trump’s inability to think before he speaks (or tweets) and lack of comprehension that his words can have serious consequences, I’m thinking they may just have the right idea.

California is prepping for the possibility of a nuclear attack, citing tensions with North Korea and a propaganda video by the country that showed the city of San Francisco in ruins. A 16-page memo issued by the Los Angeles-area Joint Regional Intelligence Center urges officials in the state to “familiarize themselves with their agency’s radiological and… Continue reading “California Prepares For Nuclear Attack”

Comments on the New York Times’ Open Letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

The New York Times Editorial Board has written an open letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein about the daunting task he faces now that James Comey has been fired and Mr. Trump has muddied the investigative waters that much further. I wanted to add my own voice to the chorus in hopes that if enough people speak up, it might help with fortifying the courage it will take to see this done right,

First, an excerpt from the NYT Editorial Board’s letter:

Given your own reputation for probity, you must be troubled as well by the broader pattern of this president’s behavior, including his contempt for ethical standards of past presidents. He has mixed his business interests with his public responsibilities. He has boasted that conflict-of-interest laws do not apply to him as president. And from the moment he took office, Mr. Trump has shown a despot’s willingness to invent his own version of the truth and to weaponize the federal government to confirm that version, to serve his ego and to pursue vendettas large and small.

When Mrs. Clinton won the popular vote by nearly three million votes, for instance, he created a Voter Fraud Task Force to back up his claim that the margin resulted from noncitizens voting illegally (the task force has done nothing to date). When there was no evidence for his claim that President Barack Obama had wiretapped Trump Tower, Mr. Trump demanded that members of Congress put their work aside in order to dig up “facts” to support it.

Firing Mr. Comey — who, in addition to leading the Russia investigation, infuriated Mr. Trump by refusing to give any credence to his wiretapping accusation — is only the latest and most stunning example. The White House can’t even get its own story straight about why Mr. Trump took this extraordinary step.

My comments:

This is an excellent letter, and I can only pray to the gods of Justice that Mr. Rosenstein will take his responsibility seriously and serve the country with dignity and honor.

It is just as important for the country to know if, as Mr. Trump insists, there is nothing to be found in any communications, business relations or other ties with Russia that are illegal or inappropriate, as it is to learn if there are. Finding the truth, whatever it may be, is the only way for the nation as a whole to have confidence that our government is working on our behalf and not the behalf of a nation that has long been hostile to us and our democratic aims.

Mr. Trump does no one – least of all himself – any favors by constantly trying to block investigations, distract people with accusations for which he can offer no support, shifting blame to others who clearly bear no responsibility or any of the other disruptive tactics he’s used. Mr. Rosenstein must find a way to neutralize Mr. Trump’s interference, and the best and most fair way would be to bring in an independent investigator and provide him or her with whatever support or resources are needed to finally answer the very valid and important questions that have been raised by the actions taken and attempts to explain those actions made by Mr. Trump’s campaign staff and administration .

Priorities