Brass Salute the Constitution. Will They Let Trump Start Unconstitutional War?

Nationwide protests had erupted over police killings of black people. Near the White House, tear gas and rubber bullets ejected peaceful protesters from a park to clear the way for President Trump’s now-famous church photo. Trump threatened military force nationwide. But top military leaders have pushed back against Trump’s aggressive impulses, several invoking the Constitution. … Continue reading “Brass Salute the Constitution. Will They Let Trump Start Unconstitutional War?”

In Letting Navy Sink Iran Boats, Trump Grabs Illegal War Power

At 5:08 a.m. (EST) on April 22, 2020, President Donald Trump wrote on Twitter: "I have instructed the United States Navy to shoot down and destroy any and all Iranian gunboats if they harass our ships at sea." Wags have mocked Trump for wanting to “shoot down” boats, which don’t fly. Infinitely more important is … Continue reading “In Letting Navy Sink Iran Boats, Trump Grabs Illegal War Power”

Seeking Peace Is Not ‘Treasonous’

The bipartisan hysteria provoked by Donald’s Trump’s waging of peace in Helsinki rapidly reached its summit with John Brennan’s wild “treason” charge. This ranked high in news priority, most media showing scant concern for its truth or falsity. According to ex-CIA-Director Brennan, Trump’s performance at his press conference with Putin – i.e. seeking friendship rather … Continue reading “Seeking Peace Is Not ‘Treasonous’”

Our Options in Korea: Only One Is Lawful and Peaceful

Peace talks follow a war. Why not hold those talks first and skip the war? Donald Trump, who boasts of his art of the deal, said on May 1 he would be honored to meet with North Korea’s leader. Now he accuses the North of "very, very dangerous behavior," contemplating "pretty severe things" as the … Continue reading “Our Options in Korea: Only One Is Lawful and Peaceful”