Hairgate: Speaker Pelosi, a Hair Salon Setup, and the Utter Stupidity of American Politics in 2020

I hate that I am writing about this sheer stupidity, period, but it is so stupidly popular that I feel…

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A Proposal for a Department of Pandemic Preparedness and Response (DPPR): Protecting America from Poor Leadership, Politicization, and Competing Responses

Why the way forward for biofedense merits a cabinet addition and how that Department should look and operate By Brian…

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Substance vs. Style as Biden Picks Harris over Rice

I had nearly finished this piece when the pick of Kamala Harris by Joe Biden was announced.  My conclusion reflects…

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Bibi’s Trump Show: How Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu Wins by Imitating the Donald

As Israel votes today, it’s time to pause and ponder just how bad a sign Netanyahu’s aping of Trump is…

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Cohen’s Shady Family Business Dealings’ Unexplored Links to Key Trump-Russia Figures Demand Scrutiny

Trump’s Former Fixer’s Three Congressional Hearings Beginning Today Are a Great Opportunity to Demand Answers to Key Unsolved Mysteries that…

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America’s Current Extraconstitutional Republic

How Trump’s presidency has taken the presidency out of the bound of the Constitution and puts America into dangerous, uncharted…

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Jordan’s Civil Society Comes of Age

It seems most people—including many Jordanians—have failed to realize how wonderful the past few weeks here in Jordan have been…

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Trump & GOP Destroying the Pillars of Democracy

Author’s note: the conduct of Trump and his people since I wrote this have only furthered the dangerous trends highlighted…

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In Possible Government Shutdown, Trump and Republicans Lucky We’re Not Living in Ancient Rome

Author’s note: as I repost this for Real Context News as Trump enters the third year of his presidency, we are in midst of the longest government shutdown in U.S. history, one lasting already over a month. My below analysis is still deeply relevant, sadly: Trump began his first and now second anniversaries of taking office mired self-inflicted shutdowns. ***** Though I originally published this article in the…

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I Hate Trump, But He Was Right to Strike Assad Regime of Syria

Trump is still a danger to America and the world. But if he exercises American power in a way that will…

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Clinton SHOULD Win (at Least 274 Electoral Votes), Nevada Key: State-by-State Predictions for Election 2016: Barely or BIGLY, Trump Likely to Lose

Author’s note: sure, I was wrong, but I was closer than most and every state I did call I called…

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Comey Damages Clinton With Horribly Timed Weiner Speculation in Historic FBI Injection Into Election

FBI Director James Comey’s decision to comment on a new development in the Clinton e-mail server investigation—one which has not…

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Trump, the Specter of Political Violence, & Lessons From the Roman Republic (Or, We Have a Problem America!)

Trump’s flirtatious waltz with hints and threats of political violence cannot be ignored and should not be underestimated. Apart from…

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Republic of Georgia Shows Trump & His Fans Depressingly Normal: Just Another Ethno-centric Nationalist Movement

Author’s note: as Trump’s presidency unfolds into its third year, the idea that Trumpism really is little more than banal…

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Clinton E-mail / Server: What You Need to Know Pre-Election: Clinton Not Careless, Real Issues Overclassification & Classified Info Sharing Practices

There is (still) no “scandal” here. It turns out Hillary and her people were pretty careful. The focus has been…

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