FBB Special Report: The Expensive Price of Cheap Political Points

By Winston Smith   Clinton’s egregious act of self-indulgence was outdone by an impeachment based not on constitutionally required high crimes and misdemeanors but on a vindictive determination to bring down a president who had offended self-righteous moralists eager to … Continue reading FBB Special Report: The Expensive Price of Cheap Political Points

FBB Special Report: Parliamentary Pirates

In use since the early days of the republic, the procedure has become especially controversial in the last few years as both Republicans and Democrats have threatened to significantly curtail its effects. Since it is likely that we will see some significant action concerning the future of the Filibuster as early as this week, the team at the FBB thought a short primer might be helpful. Continue reading FBB Special Report: Parliamentary Pirates

FBB Special Report: Are you F****** Kidding me, Again?

Session’s initial denial and then, frankly, weak explanation, is just another example of the Trump Administration’s causal relationship with the truth and with ethical standards. More worrisome, this now makes two Trump campaign officials who have been caught lying about the contacts they had with high-ranking Russian diplomats. Continue reading FBB Special Report: Are you F****** Kidding me, Again?

FBB Special Report: Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

Yesterday, Donald Trump announced his new Supreme Court pick to replace Justice Antonin Scalia. In an event that has been characterized as reality-tv-esque, Donald Trump announced that the next Supreme Court Justice would be Neil Gorsuch. Find out more about him in this in-depth profile. Continue reading FBB Special Report: Trump’s Supreme Court Pick

FBB Special Report: Trump, “Black Sites,” and “Enhanced Interrogation”

This morning, the Washington Post obtained an executive order drafted by the Trump Administration calling for a policy review that could authorize the Central Intelligence Agency to reopen “black site” prisons overseas and potentially restart the Bush-era interrogation tactics that are tantamount to torture. Even considering the reauthorization of these tactics is a mistake that will hurt our ability to defeat terrorists, their organizations, and the underlying conditions that they seek to exploit. Continue reading FBB Special Report: Trump, “Black Sites,” and “Enhanced Interrogation”