In a stunning argument, Alan Dershowitz, the once-revered Harvard Constitutional law professor and current hack TV lawyer/Trump (I) apologist, said that that any action taken by the president to help his own re-election is, by definition, in the public interest.
So Trump really can shoot someone on 5th Avenue and get away with it if he decides it’s in the “public interest.”
After watching Lev Parnas’ inteview on Rachel Maddow’s show, I couldn’t help thinking back to an Around the Block I wrote in September 2019 called, “Impeachment Smoking Gun: Tapes, then; Whistleblower complaint now?”
I watched the Democratic presidential debate from Des Moines last night. I’m not going to comment on who won and who lost; that’s the job of the score-keeping pundits and talking heads. But I am going to comment on the process the Democratic National Committee is using to pick a candidate.
It’s clear that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s strategy to negotiate with the Senate to establish the rules for the impeachment trial before she releases the House Articles of Impeachment is not going to work. Majority leader Mitch McConnell has the 51 votes to block any pre-trial guidelines, including calling witnesses and introducing documents (AKA “evidence”) that were blocked during the House hearings.
Andy Borowitz’s The Borowitz Report – Not the News satirized President Trump’s escalating conflict with Iran today. Here’s the problem – what Trump did, how he did it and how he’s following up on it, is not funny.
thor and historian Nancy L. Cohen penned an Op-Ed in the New York Times entitled, “Republican Women Are in Crisis,” in which she opined, “In the past 10 years, they (Republican women) have become an endangered species on the political stage.”