Under such circumstances even our cowardly Attorney General Jeff Sessions had no choice but to fire McCabe. The only way to avoid a dismissal would be to overrule the Office of Professional Responsibility -- and it's difficult to see on what grounds. I do agree that the timing of the firing -- just hours away from being eligible for his full pension -- seems petty, but unless Alex can provide proof that Trump delayed the recommendation by the Office of Professional Responsibility, then it is just another baseless attack on the president. So why didn't the proverbial dog bark? Because if Alex had mentioned the two internal investigations he would have to admit that -- gasp -- McCabe earned his dismissal. He may even have to applaud Trump for introducing the concept of accountability to Washington - double gasp!
'Another day, another drama.' President Trump laid down the order to fire acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe just before he was to receive his pension. McCabe is the second FBI Director fired by the president in a year's time. A lot of people who think very highly of themselves are very upset about this, and with good reason.
Jesus' lack of divinity and his status as a specifically Jewish teacher in no way diminishes his status as a great spiritual thinker. But it is precisely this option Lewis wishes to deny us. He does this because he personally cannot conceive of a way in which a 'human, all-too-human' Jesus could have said the things he said without being insane or lacking in integrity. Since Lewis does not perceive these traits in Jesus, he concludes that, if Jesus is not either of those things, then he must, by process of elimination, be the Savior of Mankind. But it is Lewis' limited imagination that insists on these limited options, not Jesus...
What is Trump trying to accomplish by firing Mr. Tillerson? I am not sure he knows, himself; the decision seems born more of restlessness than of deliberation. What Trump does think he knows is that he can get what he wants through sheer force of will -- that, after enough lashing out, the dust is likely to settle in his favor. This has been, to a large extent, the story of his life. But there is little evidence so far that Trump's borderline-caricature personality has functioned well for him as ostensible Leader of the Free World.
The ancient conception of a tyrant could be paraphrased as one who insists on having through one means what he can only have through another. Trump thinks he has a hammer, and he has shaped enough external obstacles into nails that he has become to believe that all of life is like this; that all that limits him is an absence of will. What has made him this way? I think the key to understanding Trump's tyrannical soul is the simple observation that, since his brief stint in military school as a teenager, he has never been in a position in which he has had to be held accountable and does not know what accountability looks like.