Comey Leaked Classified Information

In March of 2017, then-FBI Director James Comey testified under oath to the House Intelligence Committee. The full transcript of his testimony is here. I want to discuss the following excerpt of a discussion between Representative Peter King and FBI Director James Comey during that testimony. All emphasis is mine: KING: I fully understand the…

Meditations on Mortality

Since my age starts with “seventy”, I’m in what I call my “Middle Youth”. I figure that “Late Youth” starts at seventy-five, so I’ve got a few years until then. And as befits a man in his middle youth, I’ve been giving some thought to the idea and the reality of death. Both my parents…

Mother Jones Is Lying About Lying

Here’s my email to Mother Jones: ===== TO: scoop@MotherJones.com Your article about the citizenship question says: The White House Is Lying About the Census Sarah Huckabee Sanders says the citizenship question has been on nearly every census since 1965. It hasn’t been asked since 1950   However, I fear it’s you that is lying. Here are questions…

In Which I Emulate A Bloodhound

Well, I’m tired of writing about important issues. And various people have been asking me to continue writing the bit-by-bit autobiography that I started seven years ago with an episode called “It’s Not About Me“. I published most of the previous autobiographical pieces on Watts Up With That, which is where I publish my scientific…

Trade War? Bring It On!

Lots of folks are hyperventilating about the possibility of a trade war with China. I see this as a result of wide-spread misunderstandings about the economics of trade between countries. So let me start from the basics. There are three and only three ways to create wealth. What is wealth? It is the stuff that…

Guns And Home Invasion

Well, since guns have been in the news a lot lately, I thought I’d discuss my experience with guns. I grew up on a cattle ranch, and just about every boy I knew got a deer rifle when they were twelve years old. We were all taught gun safety by fathers, uncles, and in my…

Translation Required

OK, here’s the text to translate … Source #1 was approached by an identified U.S. Person, who indicated to Source #1 that a U.S.-based law firm had hired the identified U.S. Person to conduct research regarding Candidate #1’s ties to Russia. (The identified U.S. Person and Source #1 have a long-standing business relationship.) The identified…