Recent William Barr Commentaries

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The Second Most Dangerous Man in the Country
I always believed that Attorney General William Barr’s decision-making was biased toward Trump, but until Wednesday I never understood the utter contempt and lethality he has for the rule of law. Barr has decidedly moved from serving “at the pleasure of the president” to serving the President’s pleasures. Testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on Justice Department Oversight, Aaron Zelensky...
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June 26, 2020
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Worst Case Scenario
In his 1922 book, Public Opinion, journalist and political commentator Walter Lippmann “…argued that modern mass communication created ‘pseudo-environments’ that thwarted the ability of the average citizen to make political judgments based on facts.” To say Lippmann was ahead of his time is a master understatement, but even the keenly perceptive Lippmann could never have foreseen a tweetaholic in the...
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February 26, 2020
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Why it Matters
This is not about Democrats vs. Republicans; this is about Right vs. Wrong. America used to be the standard of moral behavior: liberty; justice for all; freedom of religion, press; human rights. While we haven’t always been perfect, we constantly strive toward a more perfect union. On the other end of the continuum, we have one individual who — abetted...
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November 29, 2019
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It Gets Worse
When Donald Trump “tweeted” his inane remarks about being a “stable genius,” or his 89 tweets regarding President Obama’s birth certificate, few took his buffoonery seriously. As president, however, that buffoonery has become considerably darker and knows no limits. “I want to know who’s the person who gave the whistle-blower the information because that’s close to a spy,” Mr. Trump...
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October 2, 2019