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Questions seem to follow Strzok

Hillary Clinton found herself in trouble when it became known that she chose to use an unsecured server to transmit and receive classified information while she was secretary of state, rather than...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    December 6, 2017

No way Hillary's getting into office

The latest Trump or former Trump associate to be indicted by independent prosecutor Robert Mueller is retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn. Depending on which news organization you choose to follow, Flynnâ€...

 

Denying Moore may be unconstitutional

The question being batted around the U.S. Senate these days is whether or not “the greatest deliberating body in the world” would allow Roy Moore to be seated in this august body if he is duly...

 

Intelligence agencies around every corner

There are 17 different intelligence agencies that compose the Intelligence Community. This statement presupposes that the director of National Intelligence has notified the U.S. Congress and the...

 

Tell-all reaction has familiar ring

Of all the many “tell all” books I have ever seen advertised, the only one I can think of that comes close to actually “telling all” is Donna Brazile’s “Hacks.” I haven’t read the...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    November 8, 2017

No one is good at casualty calls

Saturday is Veterans Day. When the flag passes you at the parade, stand and salute or place your right hand over your heart. Thank you. Here’s a thought experiment for you. Since you know a lot of t...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    November 1, 2017

Obama-era players lost their minds

Uranium One is a mining company that controlled one fifth of the U.S. uranium extraction capacity. Russian interests gained a controlling interest in Uranium One. How could this happen? To do this...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    October 25, 2017

Neither party over Hillary's loss

The 2016 presidential election showcased both major political parties with an unyielding narrative. This is the second of a two-part series that attempts to connect some political dots to arrive at...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    October 18, 2017

Democrat smugness lost election

The 2016 presidential election showcased both major political parties with an unyielding narrative. This is the first of a two-part series that attempts to connect some political dots to arrive at...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    October 11, 2017

Biggest Dem supporter is Hollywood

According to Wikipedia, “Harvey Weinstein is an American film producer and film studio executive. He is best known as co-founder of Miramax, which produced several popular independent films includin...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    October 4, 2017

Two players know respect for anthem

One of the things I miss about active duty in the U.S. Marine Corps is the traditional respect accorded the National Ensign. The Colors ceremony is held each morning at 0800. At that time, a bugler...

 

Trump not first on criticized list

So you think the media has treated Donald Trump unfairly. Let’s look at the record. • “By any measure, Donald Trump is unfit to be president” — editorial, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, March...

 

Bernie still peddling socialist ideas

The latest Hillary Clinton 500-page study in denial, “What Happened” is out, and according to reviews she once again takes full responsibility for losing the election. Shortly after accepting...

 

Thankfully, Trump's no politician

When you ask a political operative a question, the politico will pause and run that question through some sort of filter in his head prior to answering. If you reach that person by phone, he is apt...

 

Trump presence still baffles press

Whenever you see footage of our vaunted prime-time news reporters visiting a combat zone, take careful note of what they wear. For some reason they seem to believe that one item of clothing that is re...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 30, 2017

Hopefully, 71 genders are enough

I’m told that it’s possible to select any one of 71 different gender options for use on Facebook. These include asexual, polygender and two-spirit person, whatever that denotes. I don’t know if...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 23, 2017

Rally security a miserable failure

Forty years ago, the American Civil Liberties Union went to court to defend the right of Nazis to march through Skokie, Illinois. The ACLU defended the group’s right to free speech based on the...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 16, 2017

Russia 'disturbance' was no hack

When the Obama administration CIA Director John Brennan testified before congressional committees over the last few months he informed them that he presided over a vast web of telecommunication...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 9, 2017

Popular phrases don't equal policy

The James A. Farley Post Office in New York City was opened in 1914 and has the inscription, "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    August 2, 2017

McCain's wrong on Obamacare bill

Last week’s Republican effort to reform Obamacare imploded when Sen. John McCain, reinventing his role of “Maverick McCain,” cast the deciding vote against the so-called skinny repeal. A cynic r...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    July 26, 2017

There will be no Trump impeachment

For whatever reason, the term “impeachment” has been making a regular appearance in the media since Jan. 21. Democrats on the far left, alas I repeat myself, have the strange idea that if Donald...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    July 12, 2017

One of these is not like the others

According to Wikipedia, “A conflict of interest exists if the circumstances are reasonably believed (on the basis of past experience and objective evidence) to create a risk that a decision may be...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    June 28, 2017

Clinton only one with useful secrets

When Sally Yates testified before a Senate judiciary sub-committee, her bombshell was not that National Security Advisor Michael Flynn had lied to his bosses about speaking to Russian officials. Her...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    June 21, 2017

Failure to perform got Comey fired

James Comey was well aware that he worked for the president of the United States and that he served at the pleasure of the president. He also knew the president could fire him at any time for any...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    June 14, 2017

Comey a shifty political operative

Whatever else James Comey may be, the one thing that has become evident after all the testimony he provided various congressional committees is that he is the consummate political operative. Any...

 

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