April 26, 2018
Michael Cohen FBI
Donald Trump

FBI raid on Michael Cohen — Open Thread

April 9, 2018 Bookworm 0

We have a few fixed data points about today’s raid on Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, but not much else. I’m interested in your thoughts on the matter. Here’s what we know: Robert Mueller is supposed to be probing whether Trump colluded with the Russians in the lead-up to the November [Read More]

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Education

Reviewing an online BYU high school Honors Government class

February 8, 2018 Bookworm 0

Reviewing Unit 1 of BYU’s online Honors Government class suggests it’s no better than the high school class; the only advantage is that students save time. There’s an interesting unofficial experiment taking place at Little Bookworm’s high school: Rather than sitting through a semester of Government (five days a week [Read More]

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Conspiracies

The true tale of the Steele Dossier and the Russia Conspiracy

February 1, 2018 Bookworm 0

New facts show that the so-called Russia conspiracy was in fact a product of savvy Russians and credulous, willing, and very dishonest Democrat operatives. This Trump-Russia collusion narrative is looking more and more like an incredibly intelligent mix of publicly available facts wrapped around some damning pieces of knowing slanders [Read More]

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Politics

The Bookworm Beat 12/5/17 — the illustrated edition

December 5, 2017 Bookworm 0

Some weeks are so crazy, with reality outrunning satire, that it’s hard to find pictures for the illustrated edition. Still, this round-up works. Reminder to all: tax rates are merely legal minimums. You are free to send as much as you’d like. — Pat Sajak (@patsajak) December 2, 2017 In [Read More]

Michael Flynn
Government

Why did Michael Flynn plead guilty to a big Nothingburger?

December 4, 2017 Bookworm 0

My best guess: Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to telling a lie about legal conduct because he was taking the fall for someone very important. Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to one count of lying about something that wasn’t a crime, earning himself the very real possibility of jail time. The interview [Read More]

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Hillary Clinton

Dueling headlines: Uranium One and Frederica Wilson

October 23, 2017 Bookworm 0

Perhaps the most shocking thing of all about the Uranium One corruption scandal is the drive-by media’s deliberate effort to hide the story from the public. The following headlines are only a slight exaggeration. I’ve used “The Hill,” which broke the Uranium One story, as a representative of those few [Read More]

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Politics

Two reports yesterday highlight Trump Derangement Syndrome

October 18, 2017 Bookworm 1

A snapshot of Trump Derangement Syndrome: the different responses to reports about Trump’s alleged insensitivity versus Hillary’s selling America to Russia. Yesterday’s news broke two stories, one detailing massive national security infractions involving Russians during the Obama administration and one reporting the claim that Trump was insensitive to the widow [Read More]

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