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Daily Bread for 3.21.22: Putin’s Torrent of Lies

Good morning. Monday in Whitewater will be mostly cloudy with a high of 71.  Sunrise is 6:54 AM and sunset 7:09 PM for 12h 14m 36s of daytime.  The moon is a waning gibbous with 88.1% of its visible disk illuminated.  Whitewater’s Library Board meets at 6:30 PM. On this day in 1965, Martin Luther King…

Daily Bread for 2.27.22: Ronald Harold, Donald John, and Vladimir Vladimirovich

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of 37.  Sunrise is 6:32 AM and sunset 5:42 PM for 11h 10m 39s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 11.9% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1904, Wisconsin’s second state capitol burns: On this date fire destroyed the…

The Fifth Columnist at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue

While a fellow traveler – however detestable – is merely someone who sympathizes with an adversarial foreign power, a fifth columnist is someone who actively cooperates – colludes, one might say – with a hostile foreign state. For all the talk of no collusion (styled as NO COLLUSION in a bigoted authoritarian’s tweets), Trump at…

Trump-Russia Roundup

While the proper focus against Trumpism involves a zealous lawful effort against Trump and his leading operatives, there is also a problem of Trumpism down to the local level. In both cases, officials advancing Trumpism ignore the overwhelming evidence of his betrayal of our own people to the benefit of a hostile foreign power. As…

Trump as Fifth Columnist

A fellow traveler is someone who sympathizes with a foreign adversary, but a fifth columnist is far worse: the fifth columnist takes active steps in support of his or her disloyal sympathies.  Trump has spoken favorably of Russian dictator Vladimir Putin on many occasions, yet he has done far worse: he has acted in ways that actively…

The Fellow Travelers

Jeremy Peters nicely describes the descent of far too many into mere fellow travelers for Putin, a dictator, imperialist, and murderer (Peters is far too mild about Putin, but he’s ably identified the self-hating Americans who support Russian’s dictator, and some of whom are perhaps even fifth columnists for Russia): WASHINGTON — Years before the…