The House GOP is not pining for the fjords. It has kicked the bucket, shuffled off this mortal coil, rung down the curtain and joined the choir invisible. This is an ex-party.
Author Archive for: Peterr
I'm a Lutheran pastor with a bachelors degree in math and economics to go with a masters and Ph.D. in religion. Like Marcy and others here at Emptywheel, I've got a lot of experience in the close reading of various texts, whether religious texts, legal opinions, political speeches, or governmental regulations. Years ago, before it was a dirty word, I was an intern at the State Department. While my career path took me into the ministry rather than the Foreign Service, I continue to follow the ins and outs of international affairs. For several years, I also regularly blogged at Firedoglake on religion and politics, foreign affairs, and just about anything else that caught my attention, and am delighted to return to blogging here at Emptywheel.
Entries by Peterr
Some things age well, like fine wine, George Clooney, Halle Berry, and Robin Wright. Some things do not, like Steve Scalise’s words on January 6, 2021.
From his 2018 presser in Helsinki to prepping for upcoming trials, there’s a pattern to who Trump listens to: Trump lives by the words of Lloyd Christmas.
As a former prosecutor at The Hague, Jack Smith learned from Justice Robert Jackson at Nuremberg how to prosecute the crimes of national leaders, and the indictment of Trump reflects those lessons well.
The jam session in heaven is going to be epic tonight, because daylight came and Harry Belafonte has gone home.
Cassidy Hutchinson is too young to have lived through Watergate, but she clearly recognized how the Nixon lawyers worked.
There are lots of folks who work to fight injustice, making the kind of “Good Trouble” that John Lewis embraced, who need our support. Here are a few, and you can add your own in the comments.
With Greg Abbott’s latest bus caravan for asylum seekers, you have to wonder if Abbott knows about a certain refugee family in the Bible.
President Zelenskyy wasn’t the first Ukrainian president to address a joint meeting of Congress, but he sounded a lot like President Yushchenko did in 2005. Slava Ukraini, indeed.
The intelligence review of of the Mar-a-Lago documents begins with three questions: Why did Trump take documents in the first place? Why these documents? Why not those?