Jack Bryan’s”Active Measures” is yet another wake up call.

Instead of weeping over the state of our nation, we should be thinking of how to become proactive in defending her and protecting our values.  We know that we cannot trust the current #GOP-led congress to stand up for our values or to protect low-income and middle-income Americans..  Protecting our American identity has to come from the only source that truly matters: the voters. If you are not registered to vote, you need to be:


I hope you will consider watching the Jack Bryan documentary “Active Measures”. There are no anti-Clinton level tin-foil conspiracy theories, here.  There are documented pieces of evidence which do not require “interpretation”, or even misinterpretation, to connect Donald J. Trump to Russian intelligence and Russian oligarchs.  Those ties simply exist and have been openly discussed by credible journalists even before Nov. 2016.

I would also urge you to read EVERYTHING written by journalists Sarah Kendzior and  Kurt Eichenwald, and former intelligence officer, Malcolm Nance.  Follow them on twitter:  @MalcolmNance  @sarahkendzior and @kurteichenwald.

Mr. Nance is a former intelligence officer with more than 36 years of experience and a specialization in studying Russian Cyber espionage.  I think it would be fair to call it warfare, now  While Donald Trump was attacking Ronald Reagan for his Russia policy and was lobbying to be appointed an ambassador to Russia, Mr. Nance was putting his life on the line to keep America safe from Russia’s imposing reach.  If it’s happening now? Malcolm Nance has already predicted it.

Kendzior has written extensively about the anatomy of authoritarian governments, and routinely writes about tendencies in the current WH administration to make huge swings away from our representative government to one in which the voice of the people is primarily ignored when those voices are inconsistent with will of a fickle Donald Trump.  Where else would you go to be educated about words like kakistocracy?

Much of Eichenwald’s work on this topic was written as a warning prior to the election and feels like a road map for any investigation into the relationship between Mr. Trump and his Russian business “friends” — who seemed to think that buying into Trump businesses also means buying into America’s representative democracy.  Eichenwald has been inside of #Trump’s head for a long time… and for that he has both my sympathies and gratitude.  I wish more of us had listened to him before the general election.

My gift to you?  The Nance/ Kendzior/ Eichenwald “starter pack”.  Read, weep if you must, and then roll up your sleeves and get to work for the midterm elections!


The Plot to Hack America: How Putin’s Cyberspies and WikiLeaks Tried to Steal the 2016 Election

The Plot to Destroy Democracy: How Putin and His Spies Are Undermining America and Dismantling the West


The View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America

Kendzior’s numerous scholarly publications.





How the Trump Organization’s Foreign Business Ties Could Upend U.S. National Security

Trump Apparently Quotes Russian Propaganda To Slam Clinton On Benghazi

A People’s History of Donald Trump’s Business Busts and Countless Victims