A Sort of Despotism

It seems Trump tried to “drain the swamp”, but the swamp swallowed him whole! Now he falls in line just like every President since Lincoln!


In 1831 Alexis de Tocqueville visited the United States for nine months ostensibly to examine our prison system, but in fact to examine the American political system. He later wrote Democracy In America, a most remarkable book that very few read any more (sad to say). In a chapter of that book titled “What Sort of Despotism Democratic Nations Have to Fear” he provided us with an analysis that is as timely today as it was when he wrote it, proving once again that the classics are always relevant:

“I seek to trace the novel features under which despotism may appear in the world. The first thing that strikes the observer is an innumerable multitude of men all equal and alike, incessantly endeavoring to procure the petty and paltry pleasures with which they glut their lives. Each of them, living apart, is a stranger to the fate of the…

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Orange is the New Black: Clinton Complained Of Being “Shivved” By Comey

“Many believe that Clinton was the worst possible candidate and perhaps the only major figure that could have lost to Trump.”

— Perhaps the only truism in politics!


download-6Below is my column in the Hill Newspaper on latest statement on the cause of her electoral defeat . . . other than herself.  Notably, after the column posted, it was confirmed that there were roughly 3000 government communications found on Weiner’s laptop — leading to the re-opening of the investigation. As noted below, the belated discovery (and the delay in resolving the controversy) can be laid at the feet of Clinton and her staff.  The Clinton team delayed turning over material and participating in interviews.  Their disclosure of material was incomplete and ultimately lead to the “shiv” referenced by Clinton.

Here is the column:

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