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Would a Coup Be Constitutional?

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Amidst increasing talk of a “soft coup” against President Trump, in the nature of an impeachment, the question that naturally arises is: If an impeachment were to fail, would it be constitutional for the Pentagon and the CIA to oust Trump from office and either assume power temporarily in a “transition to democracy” or simply elevate Vice-President Pence to ...

Mexican Journalistic Idiocy on the Drug War

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Mexican journalists are protesting the recent drug-gang killing of Mexican award-winning journalist Javier Valdez, who spent his career investigating and reporting on drug cartels. The protesting journalists want the Mexican government to crack down and bring the killers to justice. With all due respect, that’s just journalistic idiocy. What do these journalists think the Mexican government has been doing for ...

The Russian Obsession Goes Back Decades

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Just consider the accusations that have been leveled at the president: He has betrayed the Constitution, which he swore to uphold. He has committed treason by befriending Russia and other enemies of America. He has subjugated America’s interests to Moscow. He has been caught in fantastic lies to the American people, including personal ones, like his previous marriage and ...

The Conservative Think Tank Healthcare Racket

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Kudos to John Stossel for his recent syndicated column entitled “An Improved Health Bill,” in which he makes the following two recommendations, among others: Abolish Medicare and Abolish Medicaid. That’s amazing. I think it’s the first time in my lifetime that I can recall that the mainstream media has published a call for repealing (i.e., not reforming) these two ...

The Secret Service’s Obstruction of Justice in the JFK Case

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All the hoopla over President Trump’s “obstruction of justice” over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey Jr. reminds me of the Secret Service’s obstruction of justice relating to the JFK assassination, which, for some reason, failed to produce even a murmur of objection from the mainstream media. The reason I put “obstruction of justice” in Trump’s case in ...

The Buttinski Should Butt Out of Korea

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Korea is none of the U.S. government’s business. The only proper course of action is for the Pentagon and the CIA to exit the country and bring those 23,000 American soldiers stationed in Korea home. No negotiations. No agreements. No talks. Just butt out of what is none of your business and exit the scene by coming home. Why are ...

The Anti-Russia Brouhaha

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There is so much I just don’t get about the anti-Russia brouhaha that has the Washington establishment, the mainstream press, the leftist movement, and even some conservatives all roiled up. To me it looks like one giant political carnival that serves no other purpose than to give these people something new to get all upset about. Yesterday, I received an ...

On JFK and Conspiracy Theories

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JFKfacts.org links to a 12-minute video commentary called “Conspiracy’s Grip,” which focuses on various conspiracies and conspiracy theories, including the JFK assassination. Among the people who are featured in the commentary is Jefferson Morley, a former reporter for the Washington Post who runs the JFK Facts website and who will be one of the speakers at our upcoming ...

Was the Cold War Constitutional?

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For 45 years, the United States was engaged in a Cold War against the Soviet Union and communism. In the 1960s, the war brought the country to the edge of nuclear war. It brought about the deaths of more than 100,000 American soldiers in Korea and Vietnam. It brought ever-increasing budgets, power, and influence for the military, the military-industrial ...

Duterte’s Murder Model is the U.S. Government

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The mainstream media is taking President Trump to task for making nice with the democratically elected dictator of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, by talking to him and inviting him for a visit in the White House. They say that it’s unseemly for an American president to be embracing a ruler whose military, police, and intelligence agencies are purportedly engaging ...

On That Day Began Lies

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Like many other mainstream political commentators, Washington Post columnist Anne Applebaum is outraged and indignant over Donald Trump’s public praise and open embrace of foreign dictators who are allied or friendly with the U.S. government. In an op-ed in the Post’s Sunday edition entitled “How Trump Makes Dictators Stronger,” Applebaum argues that Trump’s words and actions constitute a ...

Separate Healthcare and the State

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Anyone who believes that the GOP’s healthcare “reform” plan, which the House of Representatives passed yesterday, is going to solve America’s healthcare crisis is in serious need of a dose of reality. Regardless of what the plan says or does, there will continue to be an ongoing healthcare crisis in America. There is a simple reason for that: Government involvement ...
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