The two speakers at a U of M online forum agreed that it’s hard for a sitting president to make the election a referendum on his opponent in the middle of a pandemic, which the president is handling poorly, and which has led to an economic crisis.
To say the least, we’ve had the “change” that Trump represented. But he now represents the more-of-the-same choice on the ballot.
Trump argued against taking down statues of slaveholders and of military leaders who fought to break up the United States in order to preserve slavery, on the grounds that those statues are important for teaching U.S. history.
Carter says he doesn’t expect to see any of the officers involved in the killing of George Floyd spend time in prison.
Will Trump’s absurdly long West Point tales about the ramp walk and water drinking really energize anyone?
There is no such law. There is no such rule. There is not even such a “norm,” outside of Trump’s imagination.
It’s a small leap, or none at all, to argue that a president who thinks he has the power to do whatever he wants could try to cancel the next election if he thought he was in danger of losing, or postpone it until he thought his chances were better …
There are various proposals to modify the system for electing presidents, including some that would not require constitutional amendments, such as the “National Popular Vote” compact.
The so-called “objectivity” model of journalism is under tremendous pressure. It may be dying or already dead. It was always highly imperfect. But if it is abandoned, I believe it will be missed.
In an op-ed column, Hewitt decided to focus on a passing remark by Colin Powell that President Trump has “drifted away” from the Constitution.