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Does America’s Courts Deserve Citizens’ Respect?

Does America’s Courts Deserve Citizens’ Respect? Usually one would not begin with a conclusion, but with all qualitative standards fast diminishing, I guess it’s hard to find tastes to offend. But I’ll refrain. When eyes were gullible, Americans looked to its Judiciary for guidance. The courts gave legitimacy, seeming impartiality and authority. In return Americans […]

Michael Cohen: Exhibit A, of Civic Virtue

I witnessed the House Oversight Committee’s Hearing, where former attorney and now convicted felon, Michael Cohen testified, on February 27, 2019. Chaired by Rep. Elijah Cummings. (D) Maryland, it was well- conducted, in my opinion. I thought it astounding in content and execution. As important was Mr. Cohen’s mea culpa moment that revealed the man’s […]

Is Trump White House Implosion Telling Us What We Don’t Want To Hear?

I couldn’t believe what Mica Brzezinski just said on MSNBC, Morning Joe. The particular question was about the perception of lies and strife coming out of the White House, and whether there’s precedent for that. She piped that there is, and referenced President Clinton’s lies about his affair (denials during Ken Star’s White Water investigation […]

Beware of Greeks Bearing Gifts, Someone Dolefully Said

June 27, 2017 By Leyland A. King  Yesterday it was casually announced that NFL Hall of Famer, Deion Sanders, in partnership with the Koch brothers’ political arms, will create a funnel to provide economic and other assistance to the poor in Dallas, Texas.  The photos linked to the release, together with crafted statements could not […]

When Public Officials Misplace Loyalty, Institutions Collapse

Today, like many Americans, I took the time to witness the Senate Intelligence Committee at work. They did their inquiry as best they could, under the circumstances. By under the circumstances, I mean their determined efforts to get to the truth of various, potentially criminal matters affecting the Trump Administration, only to be stymied by […]