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Trump Following in Obama’s Footsteps with Healthcare EO

U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Former U.S. President Barack Obama wait to exit the east front steps for the departure ceremony during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017. More than 5,000 military members from across all branches of the armed forces of the United States, including reserve and National Guard components, provided ceremonial support and Defense Support of Civil Authorities during the inaugural period. (DoD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Marianique Santos)

When Pres. Trump issued an executive order phasing out DACA last month, the administration made it a constitutional issue, accusing Pres. Obama of overreaching his authority when he created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) by executive order in June 2012. Now Trump is following in Obama’s footsteps with his planned EO to expand access to […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #79: The Rise of the Brownshirts

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” In this episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head, I talk about the rise of the Brownshirts and political violence. Protests surrounding a recent scheduled speaking engagement by controversial “alt-right” figure Milo Yiannopoulos at U.C. Berkeley turned violent, forcing cancellation of the event. The perpetrators of the violence call themselves “antifa,” […]

Trump Refugee EO Sets Stage for More Military Intervention in Syria

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UPDATE: The provision discussed below did not end up in the final draft of the refugee executive order. It remains unclear if the Trump administration continues to pursue such a policy behind the scenes. An early draft of an Executive Order Pres. Donald Trump will likely issue Jan. 26 features a provision that sets the […]

Three Reasons I Don’t Care About the Russian Election Hacking Story

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The American left, along with many neoconservatives (redundant?), have gone ballistic over Russia “hacking” the  presidential election. But I can’t bring myself to get very worked up over this alleged travesty for three reasons. First, I’m not convinced Russia actually hacked the DNC emails. As Glenn Greenwald and his associates at the Intercept have shown, […]

Thoughts from Maharrey Head #60: Strategy – Pretend D.C. Doesn’t Exist

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“10 Minutes Closer to Freedom” Do you really think Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will “save” America? Everybody focus all of their political energy on Washington D.C. This is a complete waste of time. In this Episode of Thoughts from Maharrey Head I explain why and talk about a better strategy. Tis the season for […]