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HL 14 – Emoluments, Legal Prostitutes and Tax Law 101

HL 14 – Emoluments, Legal Prostitutes and Tax Law 101

The contrast between the outgoing and incoming presidents during their swan and maiden performances on January 10 and 11 was the most severe your blogger and most Americans have ever experienced.  Not saying who appeared smarter, more dignified, gracious, germaphobic,...

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HL 13 – Has Jeff Sessions Changed? – The Only Question

HL 13 – Has Jeff Sessions Changed? – The Only Question

If Jeff Sessions is the same man rejected for a federal judgeship in 1986 and that is powerfully demonstrated, he should and just possibly might be denied confirmation as attorney general.  But, if he’s changed in those 30 plus years, there’s not only no chance of...

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HL 12 – Two Cheers for Andrew Cuomo

HL 12 – Two Cheers for Andrew Cuomo

Hopelessly Liberal’s November 23rd post offered some shelter from the coming storm, in state governments’ ability to advance progressive programs while we “figure out what the hell is going on” in Washington.¹ By virtue of its major nation-sized economy and...

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HL 11 – The North Koreanization of Russia

HL 11 – The North Koreanization of Russia

In the mid-1980s, before most could envision the Soviet Union’s collapse, William F. Buckley, National Review publisher and conservative icon, observed that without its military the U.S.S.R. was “a third-world country, sort of an India of the North.”  Buckley was...

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HL 10 – Pride Goeth Before Obama’s Big Gift to Trump

HL 10 – Pride Goeth Before Obama’s Big Gift to Trump

This issue is so polarizing that the blogger must establish his admiration for the president before writing about it. It, this monumental and regrettable gift President Obama handed PE Trump with America’s abstention on the UN resolution condemning Israel’s settlement...

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HL 9 – Donate $3 Right Now to Send Donna to Brazil(e)

HL 9 – Donate $3 Right Now to Send Donna to Brazil(e)

Hopelessly Liberal's last post of 2016 channels Paul "Rhymin" Simon, son of your blogger's third grade teacher at P.S. 164 in Queens, who wrote that there must be "50 ways to leave your lover."  Liberals found that many at least, to lose the 2016 presidential...

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Books

Priceless Cover

Priceless: The Case that Brought Down the Visa/ MasterCard Bank Cartel

Journal of Plague Year cover

Journal of the Plague Year: An Insider’s Chronicle of Eliot Spitzer’s Short and Tragic Reign