Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before or after FISA warrant

by JOHN SOLOMON Hill Dec 8, 2018 Many people I know in law enforcement circles shuddered when James Comey tweeted recently that acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker “may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer.” To them, Comey’s Twitter attack crossed that “blue line” – the one that real cops abide by, to never criticize … Continue reading Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before or after FISA warrant

The Powell Memo

CONFIDENTIAL MEMORANDUM (PDF version download here) Attack on American Free Enterprise System DATE: August 23, 1971 TO: Mr. Eugene B. Sydnor, Jr., Chairman, Education Committee, U.S. Chamber of Commerce FROM: Lewis F. Powell, Jr. This memorandum is submitted at your request as a basis for the discussion on August 24 with Mr. Booth (executive vice … Continue reading The Powell Memo

The Powell Memo: A Call-to-Arms for Corporations

In this excerpt from Winner-Take-All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer — and Turned Its Back on the Middle Class, authors Jacob S. Hacker and Paul Pierson explain the significance of the Powell Memorandum, a call-to-arms for American corporations written by Virginia lawyer (and future U.S. Supreme Court justice) Lewis Powell to a neighbor … Continue reading The Powell Memo: A Call-to-Arms for Corporations

Wall Street’s Corruption Runs Deeper Than You Can Fathom

Robert Scheer interviews Carmen Segarra Dec 7, 2018 Of the myriad policy decisions that have brought us to our current precipice, from the signing of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the invasion of Iraq and the gerrymandering of House districts across the country, few have proven as consequential as the demise of Glass-Steagall. Signed into law as the … Continue reading Wall Street’s Corruption Runs Deeper Than You Can Fathom

The fight for a Constitutional right to education takes a new turn

by Derek Black Conversation Dec 7, 2018 A new fight to secure a federal constitutional right to education is spreading across the country. This fight has been a long time coming and is now suddenly at full steam. In 1973, plaintiffs in San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez argued that school funding inequities violated the … Continue reading The fight for a Constitutional right to education takes a new turn

The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: A Sketch

by Jennifer Elsea Congressional Research Service Nov 6, 2018 The Posse Comitatus Act states that “Whoever, except in cases and under circumstances expressly authorized by the Constitution or Act of Congress, willfully uses any part of the Army or the Air Force as a posse comitatus or otherwise to execute the laws shall be fined under … Continue reading The Posse Comitatus Act and Related Matters: A Sketch

Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation quid pro quo

  by John Solomon Hill Dec 6, 2018   When a House subcommittee chairman bangs his gavel next week to convene an unprecedented investigative hearing into the Clinton Foundation, two questions will linger as preeminent: Is the Clinton family charity really the international do-gooder that earned a perfect four-star rating from Charity Navigator, or does … Continue reading Feds received whistleblower evidence in 2017 alleging Clinton Foundation quid pro quo