Boston University historian Heather Cox Richardson reminds us Nixon “never did admit wrongdoing, and he was never held accountable.”
The Electoral College system has almost nothing going for it and introduces many unnecessary flaws and distortions into our poor, dear old nation’s effort to choose a leader.
And neither will the sickness in the Republican Party disappear with the former president.
Personally, I doubt they would have faced treason charges. More likely some form of election fraud, which is nonetheless a felony.
Tim Walz was included, after nine likelier contenders each got their own paragraph, in a collective 10th ranking with Gov. Roy Cooper of North Carolina and U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan (who is currently running for Senate in Ohio).
I wouldn’t get carried away with this. But it’s encouraging that the group that best represents the presidential swing vote has moved steadily in favor of holding Trump accountable.
“The Ukrainians have to demonstrate resolution of every kind. All [Americans] have to do to see things as they are, show some patience, and support the democracy that is under attack — with the right attitude, and the right weapons.”
Conventional wisdom always held that, even if Biden doesn’t plan on a 2024, he should postpone saying so, in order to avoid lame-duck status any sooner than he must.
If one party controls the state, its political manipulators are expected to design district boundaries once every decade to maximize their party’s ultimate yield.
The Gallup Poll has been tracking confidence, and lack of it, in the news media since 1972.
The poll shows an impressively close division on the question of which preference for which party should control Congress in 2023-24 (Dems 41; Repubs 40).
It’s how Republicans, mainly, have successfully rigged the game of judicial nominees — with a little help from the Electoral College.
Many admirers of the former president have reverted to the Trumpian explanations of what occurred that terrible day.
Just between the 2021 and the 2022 surveys, confidence in the presidency and the Supreme Court went down by the biggest numbers, but police, the military, the medical system and the public schools all took a hit from the previous year’s approval number.
The latest testimony makes clear that Trump really wanted to accompany his rioters to the Capitol and had to be physically restrained and dispatched back to the White House to watch the carnage he had inspired.
They don’t make movies lionizing George Armstrong Custer any more, a small step in acknowledging the historical crime.
“The President’s lie was — and is — a dangerous cancer on the body politic,” testified Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat.
If the Electoral College had not produced a majority winner, and if all Republican legislators had backed Trump over Biden, Trump would actually have won a second term even though he lost both the national popular vote and the national electoral vote.