Trump Represents Russian Interests, Not American Interests

Donald Trump's positions are in Russia's interests, not American interests. If you were Vladimir Putin and you were trying to rebuild the Russian (Soviet) empire, my friend Bruce Johnson and I have figured out, You would want a US president to disparage NATO and not defend the Baltic states and Eastern Europe from Russian attack … Continue reading Trump Represents Russian Interests, Not American Interests

10 Suspicions of a Hacked Election

We need to know more about "hacks" that could have changed the election result: Russian hacks: Did Russia install Trump as US President? (Newsweek).How Russia Pulled Off the Biggest Election Hack in U.S. History¬† (Esquire). What are the connections, if any, between Trump aides or supporters and Russian hackers or Russian oligarchs? The NYTimes is … Continue reading 10 Suspicions of a Hacked Election

Trust Hillary and Other Politicians? Not An American Tradition

A friend worries that Hillary Clinton could lose the election because she is currently trusted by only a third of voters: 67 percent of voters have doubts about her trustworthiness, according to the NYT. Maybe this is a problem, or maybe it isn't. Politicians historically are not trusted, nor should they be, as their job … Continue reading Trust Hillary and Other Politicians? Not An American Tradition

Computer Security Issues Far Larger Than Clinton Email

Truth be told, the FBI's judgment that Hillary Clinton and her aides were "extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information" could probably be applied to leaders of other government agencies and hundreds of private businesses. In announcing no indictment of Clinton, FBI Director James Comey criticized the slack security culture of … Continue reading Computer Security Issues Far Larger Than Clinton Email

How Quickly Reagan Administration’s Corruption Was Forgotten

Written in 1996, this piece highlights the selective memory of many Americans when it comes to President Reagan, seeing his administration through rose-colored glasses. However, in retrospect, it may be a bit harsh. Johnson's charge that "138 administration officials" were accused of crimes by the end of Reagan's term does not tell us how many … Continue reading How Quickly Reagan Administration’s Corruption Was Forgotten