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Robert E. Waters
A sometime Lutheran pastor, an amateur astronomer, a history buff, and a lifetime fan of the Blackhawks, Bears and Cubs.
A sometime Lutheran pastor, an amateur astronomer, a history buff, and a lifetime fan of the Blackhawks, Bears and Cubs.

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Will Trump's America remain a reliable ally?
President Obama- as big a disaster as his foreign policy was- didn't hesitate to affirm Article 5 of the NATO charter, which obligates each member nation to treat an attack on any other member nation as an attack on itself. It's only been invoked once- afte...

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We've sent in the clown
Donald Trump takes his comedy act on the road to Europe this week. It probably won't be pretty. A senior German official puts it this way:  "People are less worried than they were six weeks ago, less afraid. Now they see the clownish nature." As another Ger...

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Ex-Mossad head Shavit: 'If tomorrow I were asked to pass information to the CIA, I would do everything I could to not pass it to them’
President Trump says that he wants to be "tough" on ISIS. No reasonable person could complain about that. The swift, decisive, measured and appropriate response he made to the use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government is an example of one way this ca...

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Further developments
Further events in the ongoing unraveling of the Trump administration: The Senate Intelligence Committee has asked former FBI Director Comey to testify about his claim that President Trump asked him to scuttle the Flynn investigation. Republican Rep. Jason A...

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Four interesting items from <em>New York</em> magazine
The Justice Department has announced the appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as Special Counsel in the Russiagate investigation. Apparently getting rid of Director Comey isn't going to take the heat off President Trump after all. Meanwhile, th...

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How 'America First' can threaten NATO- and America
For decades, Democrats (and trade unions) have been mesmerized by the siren song of protectionism, the trade policy which seeks to give domestic goods artificial advantages over those produced overseas. At first glance, it looks like a good idea, since it s...

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High government officials are not 'apprentices!'
Within the past couple of days President Trump has contradicted White House spokesmen Sarah Huckabee Sanders and Sean Spicer about the reasons for the Comey firing and National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster about his blurting out of sensitive classified in...

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Did Trump obstruct justice in the Flynn case? Chaffetz wants to see the Comey memo
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Government Oversight Committee, says that he is "ready" to subpoena a memo written by former FBI Director James Comey in which Comey states that President Trump asked him to drop the Bureau's investiga...

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And the president's position on healthcare TODAY is...
President Trump has been a supporter of a single-payer healthcare system throughout his adult life. During the campaign, he blew hot and cold but was consistent in saying that Obamacare was bad.y He's come out in favor of two really bad alternative Republic...

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It seems to have been Israel Trump betrayed
The New York Times is reporting that the "close Middle Eastern ally" which was the source of the intelligence President Trump blabbed to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in the Oval Office was, as I suspected, Israel. NBC reports that its sources...
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