Cashing In: Obama’s Post-Presidency Bonanza

he benefits of being a former US president are limitless. Most former incumbents take full advantage. Obama is using his political celebrity to cash in hugely. He moved into a reported $5.3 million, 8,200-square foot luxury mansion, two miles from the White House. He spent weeks vacationing in Tahiti, including aboard a $300 million yacht. He and wife Michelle got a stunningContinue reading

The Scum Thickens: Democrats, McCain back independent commission on alleged Trump-Russia ties

By Patrick Martin, Senior Analyst, Dateline: 27 March 2017 The pressure for the establishment of such a commission—which would require a vote by the Republican-controlled Congress and the consent of President Trump himself—intensified in the wake of last Wednesday’s extraordinary action by Representative Devin Nunes, the Republican chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Nunes visited the White House andContinue reading

Maddow: Pied Piper or Dragon Slayer?

Patrice Greanville Obsessively denouncing Russian phantoms can kill us all. Maddow’s recent shows (see below) are being hailed by the clueless as a new coming of Zola’s dogged pursuit of liberating truth, but her self-righteous and much applauded theatrics against Trump are but a smokescreen to something much graver going on in America, something that this woman, if she were half the journalistContinue reading