Tag: FISA Scandal

How Kind: Thinking Well of McConnell and Roberts


“…Judges and Justices are servants of the law, not the other way around.  Judges are like umpires. Umpires don’t make the rules, they apply them. The role of an umpire and a judge is critical.  They make sure everybody plays by the rules, but it is a limited role.  Nobody ever went to a ball game to see the umpire.

— Nominee for Chief Justice, John Roberts, before the Senate Judiciary Committee, 2005

Inflaming public passions against a party, particularly a criminal defendant, and encouraging prosecutors to vastly increase the charges against him, is the very antithesis of calling balls and strikes.

The Curious Cases of Judge Walton


A senior judge on the United States District of Columbia court is desperate to keep the Russia hoax alive, and is actively interfering in the 2020 election under false color of law, or is that what is really going on? Credit where credit is due. I am no fan of the Wall Street Journal, having ended my subscription well over a decade ago. Even given that the editorial board is still somewhat distinct from the news sections, it was truly remarkable that they would publish an editorial, under their name, condemning a federal judge’s attack on Attorney General Barr. Is the judge a fool, a partisan hack, or true believer?

Judge Walton’s Political Aside
He gets his facts wrong in a broadside against unpopular Bill Barr.

The Corruption of the Intelligence Community Under Obama Should Have Surprised No One


We’ve heard non-stop since Trump was elected that he acted in an unprecedented manner in XYZ. By contrast, Obama received rapturous coverage from the MSM. Conservatives, like yours truly, who lived in the Chicago area, were much more skeptical about him.

For example, there was the sweetheart deal he had with Tony Rezko. But especially troubling to me was when his campaign twice tried to shut down my friend Milt Rosenberg’s Extension 720 program on WGN radio. Milt had hosted this program since 1973, but he had never experienced this from any campaign.