Only deniers of results threaten our election

Cape Cod Times Letter  Brent Harold seems to have worked himself into a silly hysteria, ginning up a constitutional crisis where none exists. (“The Constitutional crisis has already happened,” Another View, Jan. 17). If false information misled any voters, it was not the John Podesta or Democratic National Committee emails which, after all, were genuine. Certainly…

CNN’s “Fake News”

CNN reported that 1) an intelligence report delivered to President Obama and President-Elect Trump had an appendix of “raw” intelligence reporting 2) information received from a former MI-6 operative who was hired to conduct opposition research for Trump’s political opponents that he had 3) received reports from secondary Russian sources that they in turn were…

The Only Remedy for Trump’s Conflicts of Interest is Vigilance

[This post was a Cape Cod Times op-ed column but includes historical material cut from the column for reasons of space.] Even President-Elect Donald Trump’s staunchest supporters express concern about actual and potential conflicts of interest between his Presidential powers and his far-flung business activities. Trump may also try to work around the anti-nepotism statute to…

Judges and Prosecutors are Accountable

Cape Cod Times Op-Ed, June 8, 2016Having retired as a district court judge, I can tell you that the Cape Cod Times was wrong that there is “Little accountability of judges, prosecutors,” as it asserted in a May 27 editorial. Active sitting judges are prohibited by the Canons of Judicial Ethics from publicly defending themselves….