Fred Henneke, Attorney & Counselor-At-Law

MUSINGS ON ELECTION EVE; 11/05/2018

As we await the election results, here are some pertinent thoughts:  Everyone, including the President, appears to agree that the election tomorrow is nothing less than a referendum on President Trump at the mid-point of his Administration. Indeed, the President is actively encouraging people to see the election as a referendum on his performance. After… Continue Reading

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MIDTERMS; 10/22/2018

Early voting started today here in Texas and will continue through November 2. WiIl YOU be a gladiator or just a spectator? Can you spare an hour of your time to be a CITIZEN? Do you care about the future of our Nation, your children, your grandchilldren and, just as important, YOURSELF? Elections have consequences… Continue Reading

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“WHAT DO WE DO NOW”*; 10’12’2018

Deep breath. Deep breath. After being glued to our seats for the Kavanaugh hearings (political theater at its worst), we .now turn our undivided attention to the mid-term election ending on November 6. In some states they are already voting; here in Texas, early voting begins Monday, October 22nd. What’s at stake – just control… Continue Reading

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JUST THE WORST OF TIMES; 10/08/2018

Ugly. Mean-spirited. Demeaning. Destructive. Shocking. All these adjectives, and more, have been used to describe the end of the hearings on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the United States Supreme Court. Given the hyper-partisan make-up of the Senate, the outcome was essentially pre-ordained. How they got to that conclusion was not. Here are the winners… Continue Reading

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THE HEARING; 09/27/2018

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” Charles Dickens It was the best of times in that our constitutional process of selecting persons to fill the highest court in the land was on display, exactly as written in the Constitution. It was the worst of times in the way it… Continue Reading

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FEAR; 09/21/2018

“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.”. Franklin D. Roosevelt “Real power is – I don’t even want to use the word – fear”. Donald Trump I just finished reading Bob Woodward’s new book, FEAR.  As we know, Bob Woodward is a well-respected chronicler of inside politics, focusing on the White House,… Continue Reading

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KAVANAUGH UP-DATE: 09/19/2018

It now appears that Dr. Ford has withdrawn her previous agreement to testify publicly and under oath on Monday. From the news reports, Dr. Ford is now insisting on an FBI investigation before she will testify. I sincerely regret her change of heart Backgound: Dr. Ford apparently sent an anonymous letter in June to her… Continue Reading

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KA[vanaugh]-BOOM; 09/17/2018

WOW!. Deja vu all over again (with thanks to Yogi Berra). Clarence Thomas and Anita Hill redux. For those who don’t follow news and politics like we junkies do, Judge Brett Kavanaugh was well on his way to be confirmed to the United States Supreme Court when an anonymous letter alleging that Mr. Kavanaugh and… Continue Reading

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ANONYMITY; 09/07/2018

This past week the New York Times published an anonymous Op-Ed  apparently written by a senior official in the Trump White House or administration. The members of the NYT Op-Ed Board knew the identity of the author and decided that his, or her, position validated the message of the piece and that the message was significant… Continue Reading

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KAVANAUGH HEARINGS; 09/04/2018

Political theater at its best, or worst, depending on your point of view. At a hearing to ordain the next Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court, a powerful, lifetime position , the American public were “treated” to demonstrators in costumes from a popular TV show and movie, opponents of the nominee taken out of… Continue Reading

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