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Collusion Update

July 11, 2017 The Russia story is very much in the news cycle just now:  the possibility of collusion between the Russian government and the Trump campaign with an eye to affecting the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. … Continue reading

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What Is the Crisis? the Unitary Executive Heresy

In yesterday’s New York Times, John Yoo argued Forget Watergate; Think Iran-Contra. In it, Yoo argues that “Unlike in the Watergate case, there is no evidence that the president ordered witnesses to lie, destroyed evidence or tried to block F.B.I. … Continue reading

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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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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 Are We For? Healthcare (1)

As we resist the Trump/Republican political cyclone domination of national political institutions, it is important to say what we are for.  (Not just what we are against.)  Here’s a first contribution. With Healthcare, it is relatively easy to say what we … Continue reading

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