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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...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    June 7, 2017

Griffin knew actions were wrong

On May 30, comedian Kathy Griffin and photographer Tyler Shields decided they would release a series of pictures with Griffin holding the decapitated head of the president of the United States. By...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 31, 2017

President is government alpha, omega

Washington journalists and analysts like to pontificate regularly that the president of the United States is the commander in chief of the Armed Forces. The really informed correspondents will...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 24, 2017

Let's review 2016 presidential election

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was fond of saying there are known knowns, known unknowns and unknown unknowns. It’s time to review some known knowns about the 2016 presidential...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 17, 2017

Washington can't have it both ways

One of the few politicians, political operatives, reporters or pundits in Washington, D.C., who has a firm grasp on what it means to serve at the pleasure of the president is former director of the...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 10, 2017

Social justice warriors short-sighted

Democrats have long campaigned for public office on the divisive issue of group victimhood. There is no doubt that the election of Barack Obama as the first African-American president was a historic...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    May 3, 2017

Render: Open letter to Trump noteworthy

There are many “open letters to Donald Trump” written from such notables as Bill Nye (The Science Guy), consumer advocate and political activist Ralph Nader and astronaut Ron Garan to name a few....

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    April 26, 2017

Scientists have failed in obligations

Once upon a time the earth was flat. Or at least this was the scientific consensus at the time. Einstein’s theory of relativity is grounded in part on the fact that the speed of light is constant (e...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    April 19, 2017

Looks like Trump's tweets true

One of the reasons I dislike Twitter is that one is limited to 140 characters per tweet. This caused President Trump to tweet, “Terrible! Just found out that Obama had my ‘wires tapped’ in...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    April 12, 2017

Nuclear option out if they play nice

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid decided to trigger a partial nuclear option in 2013. He said the unprecedented move was necessary to fix a broken system. While Republicans bemoaned the fact that Rei...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    April 5, 2017

School leadership failed students

According to a story in The Eastern New Mexico News, a group of young girls at a cheerleading camp in Phoenix took nude videos of a teammate showering. It is difficult to comprehend the published...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    March 29, 2017

Congress not best at finding truth

U.S. Republican Congressman Devin Nunes is chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Nunes is also a member of President Trump’s transition team. This latter point is of...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    March 22, 2017

Looks like Clinton dynasty is dead

I have written before that when Hillary lost the presidential election, the Clintons lost their raison d’etre. Cracks began showing in the Clinton Foundation when they informed the New York...

 

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