Entries by Adam L Silverman

Last Best Hope

An excerpt from President Lincoln’s annual message to Congress, 1 December 1862: It is not “can any of us imagine better?” but, “can we all do better?” The dogmas of the quiet past, are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise — with the occasion. As our case is new, so we […]

Massachusetts Man: Donuts! Edition

Brian Joyce was charged Friday with using his Senate office as a front to collect about $1 million in bribes and kickbacks, along with getting hundreds of pounds of Dunkin’ Donuts coffee for free. https://t.co/kRwAfjIYjB — The Boston Globe (@BostonGlobe) December 8, 2017 The Boston Globe reports: Former state senator Brian A. Joyce collected about […]

The President’s Remarks on the Status of Jerusalem Live Feed

Here’s the live feed for the President’s remarks on the status of Jerusalem. What you’re going to want to watch and listen for is how he frames the specific portions on the status of Jerusalem. Does he call it Israel’s undivided capital? Only the capital of Israel? Or just the capital of Israel? In other […]

The Status of Jerusalem

#BREAKING: White House confirms Trump discussed Jerusalem with Mideast leaders https://t.co/pZttxCc4LO — The Jerusalem Post (@Jerusalem_Post) December 5, 2017 The Consulate General in Jerusalem is actually the US’s oldest diplomatic outpost. It was originally the US embassy, for lack of a better term, to the Sublime Porte as the Ottoman central government was known. It […]

What Does Penetration at All Levels Actually Mean

This morning Cheryl wrote about a newly reported on email about another conservative activist attempting to set up a meeting between the President, when he was a candidate, and Russian President Vladimir Putin. According to The NY Times reporting, the email’s author, Paul Erickson, specifically recommended establishing an early “first” contact at the NRA’s annual […]

The DPRK Has Conducted Another Ballistic Missile Test

I’m sure Cheryl will be along with greater details once we have them, but in the meantime: BREAKING: North Korea launches unidentified missile eastward, Yonhap news agency reports, citing South Korean military officials — NBC News (@NBCNews) November 28, 2017 This is a little unusual for this time of year. The typical pattern is that […]