I Hope I’m Wrong: Afghanistan and biden

From an interview this morning with Leon Panetta, it seems likely that members of the corporate Democratic Party elite are advising Joe Biden to come out and take responsibility for the decision to precipitously withdraw from Afghanistan, and to admit that it was a mistake. It has been reported that when Joe Biden was ViceContinue reading “I Hope I’m Wrong: Afghanistan and biden”

haiti: some of what we know

The corporate media no longer finds it necessary to cover international stories.  We are treated to video after video of Biden boarding a plane to go somewhere, but the assassination of the President of Haiti is barely mentioned. The assassination of Haiti’s president, Jovenel Moise, was barely covered last week.  From what I have read,Continue reading “haiti: some of what we know”

on point: podcast with renato Mariotti: matt Gaetz

Podcast “On Topic” Matt Gaetz (April 17, 2021) Notes on Interview with Renato Mariotti Gaetz is certainly a subject of the investigation. A target means that the prosecutor intends to indict. Being a subject is not something you should feel good about.  It means they’re trying to develop enough information to charge you. The defenseContinue reading “on point: podcast with renato Mariotti: matt Gaetz”

boeing and the “chickenshit” justice department

TUESDAY 2 MARCH 2021 Justice under Capitalism Those relying on the U.S. justice system to hold the Trump administration accountable for the crime spree that was the past four years, need to consider the record of the Justice Department in prosecuting corporate and white collar criminals.  Let’s just start with one case. In January ofContinue reading “boeing and the “chickenshit” justice department”

putting together the pieces: reality winner, chris hayes podcast

If you are new to the Reality Winner story, this is an excellent place to begin. There are a number of things I disagree with in this podcast, especially the assumptions and analysis of Chris Hayes at certain points, but it is well worth listen to. https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/explaining-why-reality-winner-still-prison-kerry-howley-podcast-transcript-ncna1119756

Putting the pieces together: reality winner

PUTTING TOGETHER THE PIECES: Reality Winner In June 2018, Reality Winner pleaded guilty in a plea agreement that resulted in the longest-ever sentence imposed for a leak of national security information to the media.    As her mother wrote: Although Reality’s legal team did their best to build a defense for her, the court ruledContinue reading “Putting the pieces together: reality winner”

Where we are and how we got there. Corrupt AGs, Anti-democratic DNC

Under the category of “Where we are” The Attorney General of Texas was awaiting trial on securities fraud charges when he actively lobbied Donald Trump for a pardon.  How can a man who has been charged with securities fraud and who used the powers of the office of the Attorney General to harass the enemiesContinue reading “Where we are and how we got there. Corrupt AGs, Anti-democratic DNC”

Essential reading

Podcast of Preet Bharara Bharara is a former U.S. Attorney. In this episode, Bharara interviews Rachael Maddow about her book “Bagman.” Notes: Agnew was on the take in Maryland before he was chosen Vice President by Nixon. Nixon liked Agnew partly because he talked aggressively about race in his speeches and public appearances. Agnew wasContinue reading “Essential reading”

Podcast: Preet Bharara

https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/preetbharara Bharara is a former U.S. Attorney. In this episode, Bharara interviews Rachael Maddow about her book “Bagman.” Notes: Agnew was on the take in Maryland before he was chosen Vice President by Nixon. Nixon liked Agnew partly because he talked aggressively about race in his speeches and public appearances. Agnew was essentially getting aContinue reading “Podcast: Preet Bharara”

no federal pandamic plan, mcconnell packing the courts and other morning delights

MORNING RUNDOWN •       At the beginning of the pandemic, because of the total lack of a federal plan to deal with the problem, New York spent $1.1 billion for supplies to deal with the crisis.  According to the New York Times (NYT) Both the state and city governments entered into contracts rushing to try toContinue reading “no federal pandamic plan, mcconnell packing the courts and other morning delights”