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Martin Luther King wouldn’t approve of Donald Trump or John Lewis

Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a federal holiday signed into law by Ronald Reagan on November 2, 1983. In remarks made during the signing ceremony in the Rose Garden, Reagan acknowledged Dr. King’s contributions as he peacefully, but…

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Donald Trump, fake news and the US Constitution

In my commentary yesterday covering Donald Trump’s first press conference since last summer, I briefly mentioned his headline-grabbing bullying of a CNN reporter. You may recall that Trump accused CNN of being a “fake news” organization after lumping together a…

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Trump uses CNN as distraction to cover ethical failures

After going nearly seven months without a press conference, the man who once mocked Hillary Clinton for avoiding the media finally held his first formal post-election meeting with reporters. The headline-grabbing story coming out of his first presser was Trump’s…

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Trump puts brakes on his promises to Israel

In a piece I wrote yesterday, I shared my concerns over the nomination of Rex Tillerson to be the next Secretary of State. Part of my objection with the former ExxonMobil CEO was based on the relationship he has with…

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James Baker proves Rex Tillerson should be rejected as Secretary of State

This week we’ll witness the beginning of the confirmation hearings on Trump’s cabinet picks. And while it’s likely that the Democrats will engage in some political shenanigans as they try to gum-up the works for the president-elect, there are a…

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Trump and GOP throw Obamacare repeal under the bus

While Russian hacking–or not hacking according to Donald Trump–continues to dominate the news cycle, the GOP leaders in Congress have teamed up with the Trump administration to sweep the promise to repeal Obamacare “root and branch” on “day one” under…

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GOP kneels to Trumpism and keeps most of Obamacare

In my commentary yesterday I referenced a piece by Steve Deace at Conservative Review, and I quoted the talk radio host about how, in post-conservative America, we would see “everyone of our conservative heroes … bow the knee to Trumpism,…

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The reason GOP attempted to kill Office of Congressional Ethics

With the holidays behind them and a GOP-controlled federal government ahead, Congress returned to work yesterday to tackle the nation’s top priorities. First on their list, essentially eliminating the independent Office of Congressional Ethics. Sarcasm aside, I use the word…

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2017 Resolutions: Hold GOP and Trump accountable! Save the Constitution!

With 2016 in the rear-view mirror, and the road ahead pointing us to 2017, it’s healthy to reflect on the past year as we make preparations for the new year. While I’m sure that there are some things that didn’t…

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Newt Gingrich supports Trump’s kleptocratic ambitions

Back in June, I wrote an article documenting the similarities between the 2016 Trump campaign and the 2008 campaign of Barack Obama. In that piece, I pointed out how both candidates possessed the narcissistic habit of blaming others for their…

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Trump names Putin’s favorite CEO as Secretary of State

Following revelations by Roger Stone–the sleazy advisor to the Trump campaign behind the National Inquirer “articles” about Ted Cruz’s non-existent extramarital affairs, and “confirmed” that Ted’s father (Rafael) was an accessory in the JFK assassination–that Trump only interviewed Mitt Romney…

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GOP Congress OKs electronic tracking of disabled by DOJ

Following a runoff election in Louisiana this past weekend, the GOP secured the last open seat in the US Senate, giving Mitch McConnell a 52-48 Republican majority. Contrary to claims that say otherwise, this “victory” was actually a loss, as…

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Trump likes Obama and his pro-amnesty executive orders

Even a casual observer of the 2016 election knows that Donald Trump’s unlikely victory began with a commitment to fix America’s out-of-control illegal immigration problem. Armed with a promise to build a wall at the border–that Mexico will pay for–along…

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GOP establishment blocks effort to impeach Koskinen

Despite the best efforts of outgoing Freedom Caucus Chairman Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), House Speaker Paul Ryan and the rest of the GOP establishment successfully blocked the effort to impeach the corrupt IRS Commissioner, John Koskinen. Koskinen has gotten away…

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Trump children setting policy, running Washington and lining their pockets

Two weeks ago I wrote a piece about the ethical conflicts facing president-elect Trump between his role as president, and how he is using it to benefit his businesses and his children who run them. But recent news about his…

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Crony Capitalist Mike Pence does convincing George W. Bush impersonation

  It turns out that Vice President-elect Mike Pence is an extremely talented individual. For instance, did you know he can do a pretty convincing impression of George w. Bush? Not bad. In fact, pretty darn good. Unfortunately for America…

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Buzzfeed attack on HGTV stars, the 2017 NDAA, and Religious Liberty Protection laws

Last month, I wrote a piece asking a very simple question–“Will the lame-duck Congress protect religious liberty for the military?“–after Democrats and RINO Republicans objected to and amendment to the 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) known as the Russell…

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Trump takes another swipe at the First Amendment

From the beginning of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign for president, a major concern held by Constitutional Conservatives has been his ignorance and/or indifference about the Constitution. From gun rights to freedom of the press, Trump has displayed a frightening lack…

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Trump indirectly supports Jill Stein’s recount effort

By now you’re probably aware of Green Party candidate for president Jill Stein’s recount effort in three pivotal battleground states, and that she has registered her first victory in Wisconsin, where the recount is scheduled to begin on December 1,…

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Trump and Trump Foundation = Clinton and Clinton Foundation

Back in early September, I wrote a piece about a discovery involving the Donald J. Trump Foundation, and how the charitable organization belonging to our president-elect had been caught giving an illegal $25,000 campaign contribution to a group supporting Florida…

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