Category Archives: government

A truck tries to penetrate into the Quantico Marine Corps Base

By Robert Willmann Back on Friday, 3 May 2024, a box truck pulled up to the gate of the Quantico Marine Corps Base on Fuller Road in Virginia. The two men in the cab of the truck claimed they were … Continue reading

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Supreme Court oral arguments to be heard on April 25 about presidential immunity for official acts

By Robert Willmann Does a president have legal immunity for acts done in a president’s “official capacity” while in office? On the foreign policy, covert action, and targeted assassination fronts alone, one can imagine all sorts of situations in which … Continue reading

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A Note On Our Folly By Walrus

“The March Of Folly” by Barbara Tuchman, analyses the causes of historic foreign policy disasters from the seige of Troy onwards with a view to understanding the role of pure unadulterated Govermental stupidity – folly – in the decline of … Continue reading

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“Supreme Court sides with Biden over razor wire border dispute, clearing the way to remove barriers”

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday sided with the Biden administration in its ongoing dispute with Texas over razor wire the state has strung along the Rio Grande, clearing the way for the Border Patrol to begin cutting through spools … Continue reading

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GOP antisemitism resolution passes House, fractures Democrats

The House approved a resolution on Tuesday condemning the “drastic rise of antisemitism” in the U.S. and around the world following Hamas’ unprecedented attack on Israel on Oct. 7 — a vote that fractured Democrats and prompted liberal accusations that Republicans … Continue reading

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Last night’s elections in Virginia

RICHMOND, VA — Virginia Democrats retained control of the state Senate and won back a majority in the House of Delegates Tuesday in a setback for Gov. Glenn Younkin’s conservative agenda. The Democrats’ victory in the state Senate ended the … Continue reading

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HARPER: THE SPEAKER ORDEAL IS OVER… FOR NOW

The House of Representatives finally has a new Speaker after a several week marathon of infighting among Republican factions. It would appear that the principle of exhaustion combined with growing alarm at the public outrage at the dysfunction of the … Continue reading

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Several Republicans prevented Jim Jordan from becoming Speaker, but the numbers 5 and 33 trillion will not go away

By Robert Willmann Like Mother Nature, mathematics is impartial. Acting like petulant children, several Republican members of the House of Representatives prevented Jim Jordan from becoming Speaker by using the whole number five, or higher, to prevent him from getting … Continue reading

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A 3-way game of chicken is underway in Congress as Jim Jordan gets 199 votes for Speaker in the second round

By Robert Willmann Sure enough, once again Speaker pro tempore of the U.S. House of Representatives Patrick McHenry put the session in recess on Wednesday, 18 October 2023, without allowing additional rounds of voting, after a second vote for a … Continue reading

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In the first round of voting for Speaker of the House of Representatives, Jim Jordan gets 200 votes but not 217

By Robert Willmann Starting at noon today, the U.S. House of Representatives held a public session to try to elect a new Speaker, after Kevin McCarthy was removed on 3 October 2023 by a vote on a motion to vacate … Continue reading

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