Author Archives: Doug Bennett

About Doug Bennett

Doug Bennett is Emeritus President and Professor of Politics at Earlham College. He has a wife, Ellen, and two sons, Tommy (born 1984) and Robbie (born 2003).

No on Gorsuch: The Reasons Matter

This week’s biggest focus is the vote on whether Neil Gorsuch should become a member of the Supreme Court filling the vacancy left by the death of Antonin Scalia.  Trump has nominated Gorsuch to fill the seat, and now it … Continue reading

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The Russia Connection: Stay Focused

As we come to the end of Trump’s first 100 days in office, it is more than ever important to stay focused on what we know and don’t know about the Russia connection.  The last few days have brought important … Continue reading

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RyanFail: No Victory for Democrats

Now the fight begins in earnest. The collapse of the House Republicans w(h)ealthcare bill on Friday was a debacle for Paul Ryan, the Republican leadership, and Trump.  Trump and others may try to blame the Democratic Party for the ‘failure’, but … Continue reading

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Three Ring Circus: House, Senate & Trump/Putin

This week in Washington DC is proving a three ring circus.  Hard to know where to focus your attention, and perhaps that’s some of the point.  Those opposed to the Trump/House Republican domination of our government need to stay focused … Continue reading

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Secrets or Lies? Two Presidents on Trial

This morning I’m watching the House Intelligence Committee hearings with FBI Director James Comey as the lead witness.  (Also testifying is Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the Director of the National Security Agency.)  Republican and Democratic members of the committee are … Continue reading

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I Want Leadership From the Democratic Party

ADDENDUM below 17.3.12 I’m not getting it, and neither are you. Today I get the survey below from the DCCC (Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee).  The e-mail is ostensibly from Nancy Pelosi. They forgot to ask “Have you stopped beating your wife?” … Continue reading

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What To Make of Trump This Week?

Oh, what a long strange trip it’s been, and we’re only a month and a half into the four years of the Trump presidency. Today, on the intelligent conservative side of the political spectrum: Here’s Eric Posner saying he’s your … Continue reading

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