Posts Categorized: Politics

Christie Bridgegate Conspirator Bill Stepien Works for Trump

Remember Bill Stepien? He was Chris Christie’s campaign manager. Then he hooked up with Bridget Kelly and was caught up in the George Washington bridge scandal. Now he apparently works for Donald Trump. According to Rachel Maddow’s show on Friday, Stepien was spending the weekend with Trump at Camp David. Apparently Stepien is Trump’s deputy… Read more »

Why are We Always Talking About Chicago’s Murder Rate When There’s Baltimore

Republican party politicians and conservative wankers can’t stop talking about Chicago’s murder rate. “It’s carnage,” said Donald Trump in a recent interview about Chicago. Trump often claims that Chicago is more violent than Afghanistan. It’s an odd comparison and Chicago’s murder rate is actually not that high. Chicago ranks 25 of 30 cities with the… Read more »

Republican Party Economic Policy Explained – Tax Cuts

The Republican party has largely one policy when it comes to the economy – tax cuts. Here’s how the tax cuts work 1. Cut taxes for the wealthiest citizens promising that the tax cuts will pay for themselves because of a boost the economy will get because rich people pay less taxes. 2. Eventually the… Read more »

Who Is Roy Moore?

I will be the first to say, for most people, don’t judge them too heavily on what they did when they were teenagers, or even in college. For many people, those are formative years and people mature and change much between the ages of 17 and 37. But for Roy Moore, I think his formative… Read more »

John Brown – Abolitionist Hanged for Harpers Ferry Attack

On December 2, 1859, abolitionist John Brown was hanged for leading the failed raid on Harpers Ferry. Brown’s plan was to raid the federal armory at Harpers Ferry. He would use the weapons stolen to arm slaves so that they may revolt and free themselves. The raid didn’t go well, Brown and his men were… Read more »

Michael Flynn Guilty Plea Statement

Michael Flynn entered a guilty plea in the Robert Mueller Trump/Russia investigation today. The most interesting aspect of this story is Flynn’s acknowledgement that he’s cooperating with Mueller investigators. Flynn and his son were looking at felony convictions. In his statement, Flynn said, “My guilty plea and agreement to cooperate with the Special Counsel’s Office… Read more »

Paul Manafort Indictment Documents

Here are the documents I have been able to pull together regarding the Paul Manafort indictment filed on October 30, 2017. The Indictment The Arrest Warrant Appearance Bond High Intensity Supervision Program Requirements

Paul Manafort Arrest Warrant

Paul Manafort arrest warrant filed in The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on October 30, 2017. Charges 18 USC 371 Conspiracy Against the United States 18 USC 1956(h) Money Laundering Conspiracy 31 USC 5314 and 5322(b) Failure to File Reports of Foreign Agents 22 USC 612, 618(a)(1) Acting as an Agent… Read more »

Paul Manafort Indictment

Paul Manafort indictment filed in The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on October 30, 2017. Read the entire indictment.