Could it all Come Down to Balls?

I’m thinking back to the Republican primaries and the Presidential election of 2016.  Many issues were raised, from taxes to military funding to international relations.  But, in the end, Americans seemed to be moved by one candidate—Donald J. Trump—who had what the Spanish call “duende,” loosely meaning (per Wikipedia) “the quality of having soul, a…

Why Did Flynn Lie and Why Did Mueller Charge Him with Lying?

Alan M. Dershowitz The charge to which retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty may tell us a great deal about the Robert Mueller investigation. The first question is, why did Flynn lie? People who lie to the FBI generally do so because, if they told the truth, they would be admitting to a…

Saving President Trump

Special to Respvblica, by Charlie Finch The news that Bob Mueller has turned General Michael Flynn, by threatening jail for the General’s son, in order to get Flynn to turn President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner against the President is the first dagger at the heart of a Trump impeachment. The backwards logic, so characteristic of…

Still Waiting for the Apocalypse

by Jonathan S. Tobin Trump has not governed as the dictator Democrats say he is. One year into the Trump presidency, predictions of democracy’s end are laughable. He’s often inappropriate but the Constitution is in less danger than it was under Obama. Some of President Donald Trump’s opponents marked the one-year anniversary of his presidential-election…

New Twists in JFK Cover-Up?

The spotlight is again on Lee Harvey Oswald and the FBI’s desire to make sure the American public believed he was the assassin of President John F. Kennedy. Materials released by the government that have been held in darkness for more than a half-century enhance this view of the assassination. What we know for certain…

The Battle for the GOP’s Soul

The one thing you have to know about losing your soul is that you have to be in possession of one to lose it. The last election not only proved that the Democrats lost their soul but that in fact, they hadn’t had one for 25 years. To retrieve one’s soul is a near impossibility….