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Shame on all the Republicans who claimed impeachment would restrain Donald Trump

Shame on all the Republicans who claimed impeachment would restrain Donald Trump, especially you, Susan Collins. Collins claims to be a moderate and an independent voice. She is so full of shit. Every time she has the chance to do … Continue reading

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Who knew that Mitt Romney, who threw his own signature health care law under a bus, would be a Profile in Courage?

I was never that big a fan of Mitt Romney. He was Governor of Massachusetts for a term, but to get there he had to lie, flagrantly, about his being pro-choice. (Spoiler alert: he’s not.) In 2012 I argued the … Continue reading

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Irony is Dead (or at least on life-support)

When you see Ken Starr getting up in front of the Senate and the American public, and lamenting that we’ve arrived at an “age of impeachment,” then you know that irony is dead. Or at least on life support. Ken … Continue reading

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I never thought I would see the day where I would be in support of John Bolton

Boy, I never thought I would see the day where I would be in support of John Bolton. He is a neocon’s neocon. He and I aren’t likely to agree on just about anything. And yet, here we are. Bolton … Continue reading

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President’s Team still claiming there was no Quid Pro Quo.

It’s interesting that the President’s team is still claiming that there was no quid pro quo because that’s what the President told Ambassador Sondland on their September 9 phone call. Just to review the time-line: July 25, Trump makes his … Continue reading

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Day 1 of the Impeachment Trial

One of the interesting things about the first day of yesterday’s impeachment trial is that the President’s attorneys kept making the point that the President didn’t respond to the subpoenas issued by the House because the House did not begin … Continue reading

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Seven Fallacies about Impeachment to keep in mind

As the impeachment trial of Donald Trump finally gets rolling, this might be a good time to review some of the legalities of impeachment. It turns out that the gold standard for books about impeachment is Charles Black’s Impeachment (A … Continue reading

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Our Hypocrisy is not like theirs, part 23

As the Senate impeachment trial of Donald Trump begins this morning, there has been a bit of focus on the oath that Senators have to swear in order to be jurors in the impeachment trial. That oath says: Do you … Continue reading

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The notion that Trump did not get due process before the House Committees is laughable on its face

In the impeachment debate before the House there some remarkable claims relative to the due process that President Trump allegedly did not receive (if you can believe the GOP) before the House Intelligence Committee and the House Judiciary Committee in … Continue reading

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It’s a House Divided, and there is essentially no common ground in between

One thing which is immediately clear, in listening to the impeachment debate yesterday, is that it’s a House divided, and there is essentially no common ground between the parties. Democrats believe that Trump abused his power, and that it’s a … Continue reading

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