A Firehose of Falsehoods – Musing about law, books, and politics

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four showed us why Trump is doing this. “Without truth, we can’t speak truth to power, so there is only power.” — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/a-firehose-of-falsehood/

Victimhood and the Trump-FOX-GOP – Musing about law, books, and politics

Once you start looking for victimization, you see all through the statements of Drumpf, Faux News, and the Grand Oligarchy Party. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/victimhood-and-the-trump-fox-gop/

Pelosi, Impeachment, and why the Nixon analogies probably don’t work. – Musing about law, books, and politics

I am in favor of opening impeachment hearings. I believe Nancy Pelosi is handling matters correctly. Here is how both of the above can be true at the same time. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/pelosi-impeachment-and-why-the-nixon-analogies-probably-dont-work/

Summary [and analysis] of Mueller’s May 29, 2019 speech – Musing about law, books, and politics

That the Mueller report leads inexorably to the conclusion that Trump obstructed justice is no surprise to anyone who actually read the report Trump’s entire “legal defense” is to torpedo truth itself. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/summary-and-analysis-of-muellers-may-29-2019-speech/

The Trump Reality Show – Musing about law, books, and politics

Yet another excellent breakdown of Drumpf and the Grand Oligarchy Party and their push toward Putinism in America. The events Wednesday and Thursday—beginning with Trump storming out of a meeting, and culminating with Trump tweeting a doctored video of Pelosi—went beyond the usual level of bizarre. But don’t be fooled. Source: The Trump Reality Show […]

What is our best outcome, and how do we get there? – Musing about law, books, and politics

 Social scientists tell us that about 1/3 of the population will never feel comfortable in a liberal democracy Which brings me to the second problem: Dealing with that 1/3 so that this doesn’t happen again. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/what-is-our-best-outcome-and-how-do-we-get-there/

GOP, Putin, and Cynicism – Musing about law, books, and politics

Absorbing Michael Cohen’s hearing yesterday and reading MAGA commentary, I’m struck by the deep and destructive levels of cynicism in the GOP and America’s far right wing.  GOP cynicism, it seems to me, explains much of what we are seeing. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/gop-putin-and-cynicism/

Looking for “Collusion” in all the Wrong Places – Musing about law, books, and politics

19/ The inquiry should be about how the Trump-Fox-GOP is partnering with Russia to undermine our democratic institutions and create a Russian style oligarchy in the U.S.  Evidence of this is in the sentencing memo, in the nature of Manafort’s crimes and his foreign allegiances. 20/ When you add the Trump Org to the mix, […]

Roger Stone, Russian Hackers, and the Rule of Law – Musing about law, books, and politics

So Roger Stone had a bit of a tantrum yesterday. He’s angry because he was assigned to a judge he doesn’t want. What’s really happening is that Rule of Law is colliding with Cult of Leadership. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/roger-stone-russian-hackers-and-the-rule-of-law/