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 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... Full story

 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...

 By Rube Render    Voices    March 15, 2017

Wire tapping info came from media

On Feb. 19, the New York Times published a story that began, “American law enforcement and intelligence agencies are examining intercepted communications and financial transactions as part of a...

 By Rube Render    Voices    March 8, 2017

Most Democrats stuck in denial

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minnesota, recently remarked on CNN, “I think that Donald Trump has already done a number of things which legitimately raise the question of impeachment.” Ellison went on to...

 By Rube Render    Voices    March 1, 2017

Democrats don't learn from history

Last Saturday, the Democratic National Committee’s 447 members gathered in Atlanta to elect a new national chairman from a field of seven candidates. It was the first time since 1985 that there was...


Trump objections to media valid

The conflict between President Trump and the media once again came into public view during a press conference last week. Whether you agree with the president or not, you have to admit he has a valid...

 By Rube Render    Voices    February 8, 2017

Federal swamp needs draining now

In 1951, President Harry Truman fired Gen. Douglas MacArthur for insubordination. Thirty years later, when 11,000 air traffic controllers ignored his order to return to work, President Ronald Reagan...

 By Rube Render    Voices    February 1, 2017

Trump, team being blamed for views

It is said that the homeless problem disappears during a Democratic presidential administration and only rears its ugly head when a Republican wins the White House. This is a normal and foreseen...

 By Rube Render    Voices    January 25, 2017

Inauguration covered by has-beens

On inauguration day, MSNBC put together a panel led by Rachel Maddow that included Chris Matthews, Brian Williams and Steve Schmidt to provide live coverage of the occasion. The network would have...

 By Rube Render    Voices    January 11, 2017

Sports, government bad combination

No “world-class” city can afford to be without a professional sports franchise. The franchise of choice appears to be a National Football League team. If you don’t believe the above statements,...


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