TrumpTV is coming

Donald Trump is making a slow march towards dictatorship. I am not saying that he will be Hitler, but he’s clearly making moves to expand his power.  If you look at his past, you see that he has made many comments praising people like Putin, the Chinese leadership, Saddam Hussein, and various other third world dictators. He has tweeted quotes from Mussolini and obviously favors a “strong man” approach to leadership. Hence, my concern for…

"TrumpTV is coming"

Path To Putin: Rudy Giuliani Knows Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov

  Open source data shows that Rudy Giuliani met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on behalf of a venture capital fund client in 2004. If you’ve been reading this blog’s Paths to Putin, then this revelation will mark the 123rd path, and the very shortest route between Donald Trump and the Russian President. Since then, his law and consulting practices have taken off, and his client list includes both Rosneft and the Emirate of…

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Erik Prince: Agent of Putin?

  It has been reported that the United Arab Emirates organized a meeting between Erik Prince and a Putin confidante in January. Erik Prince believes he is waging a crusade against the Muslim world and is attempting to guide Trump along that path from the shadows. Prince has gone on record praising Putin as being large and in charge due to his fight against Islamic Fascism. He thinks that we should work with Putin because the…

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Agents of Putin: Rand Paul edition

According this article from the Free Beacon, Rand Paul hired both Dmitri Simes and Richard Burt to work for him in 2013, putting him in the orbit of the Trump Russia scandal.  Interesting, considering Paul’s recent foray into an alliance with Trump.  Does it mean anything? Sen. Rand Paul (R., Ky.) has named as one of his key foreign policy advisers a controversial Russia policy expert with deep ties to the Kremlin. Dimitri Simes, the…

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Surprises from the Financial Disclosure Forms

Friday, the White House released financial disclosure forms for most of its high-ranking staff. A lot of  Mit Is nepotism like you would expect. Don McGahn was able to get multiple lawyers at his law firm placed throughout the White House, a few people were nothing but right wing journalists before entering the White House. There have been a few posts with the more well known people in the White House, but I haven’t seen…

"Surprises from the Financial Disclosure Forms"

What is a sanctuary city?

There is a linguistic theory which holds that our vocabulary and our mode of thought are a form of feedback loop with one reinforcing or even altering the other over time, with that in mind, I want to talk to you about the notion of Sanctuary cities. About what they are and about what they aren’t. In general Sanctuary cities are cities which have (sometimes formally) recognized that local law enforcement cannot also be immigration…

"What is a sanctuary city?"

109 paths from Trump to Putin

I started making this list out of sheer curiosity of how many different paths there were. At 18, I thought to myself that there couldn’t be many more. A few of these are just rumors or probably mean nothing (1, 22, 25, 31) but the sheer number of Russian mobsters who have lived at Trump tower and the fact that 5 people have had to resign , I thought I was done. For me to…

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Lozansky: The Man behind the Iron Curtain?

You have probably never heard of Edward Lozansky.  He stays out of the spotlight for the most part, but he is an important aspect of the current scandal involving Russia.  He fled the Soviet Union for the US In the late 70’s after getting caught criticizing them.  He cultivated some very important ties in the United States. Mark Levin, Bob Dole, and Jack Kemp helped Lozansky get his wife into the United States in the…

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103 paths to PUTIN 

I started making this list out of sheer curiosity of how many different paths there were. At 18, I thought to myself that there couldn’t be many more. At 30  Some of these are just rumors or probably mean nothing (1, 22, 25, 31) but the sheer number of Russian mobsters who have lived at Trump tower and the fact that 5 people have had to resign , I thought I was done. For me…

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Not Just Contra Trump

Among the problems currently plaguing the Conservatives of our government is that they are not unified in a positive vision of what is best for our country. They are a disparate collection whose philosophy of government ranges from anarchistic to theocratic, united only by the principle of blocking legislation that seems too left leaning. A true philosophical danger arises from being so against something that your opposition to it is  what becomes your defining characteristic. This…

"Not Just Contra Trump"