In reading through some of the Jamie Raskin profiles published in recent days, I stumbled on this in a brief New Yorker profile by Bill McKibben.
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Of those who stormed the Capitol, Raskin said, “He knew they were coming. He brought them here. And he welcomed them with open arms.”
I continue to assume that the 50 Senate Democrats will not find the necessary 17 Senate Republicans to get up to the necessary two-thirds to convict Trump. But …
It’s their job to take a position on such things, and say why.
Norman Sherman, whom HHH admirers know as a long-serving adviser to and staff member for Humphrey, wrote a piece linking the two for The Hill.
The excuse of this alleged adult and leader and “representative” of her district is that she was “allowed to believe things.”
“The use of our Constitution to bring a purported impeachment proceeding is much too serious to try to play these games,” wrote Trump’s attorneys.
They break down perfectly, with four currently Republican-held seats and four Democrat-held seats on the ballot in battleground states.
“The economy has grown significantly faster under Democratic presidents than Republican ones,” Times columnist David Leonhardt writes.
The non-question of who won in 2020 has been investigated and adjudicated; Trump lost every argument. And by departing the White House, however gracelessly, he accepted that Joe Biden was president.
“Five human beings died” because of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, Romney said. “And there’s no question but that the president incited the insurrection that occurred. To what degree and so forth is something we’re going to evaluate in the trial.”
Changing minds is hard. But at least listening occasionally to someone with opposing views is vital.
Susan Eisenhower noted on the “Skullduggery” podcast that her grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower, a Republican, had appointed a liberal Democrat to the court.
“This is not over. This is an ongoing attack on democracy,” says anti-Trump Republican commentator Charlie Sykes.
Tim Naftali of New York University reviewed the likeliest candidates and concluded that Trump indeed takes the crown from them all.
The United States, despite liking to think of itself as the leader of democracy in the world, has long had embarrassingly low voter participation.
He kept his remarks short, nonpartisan, aimed at unity and full of hope and promise, but not full of promises except that “We will get through this together.”
It’s easy to think of Joe Biden as boring. The story of his life is not boring. It’s full of drama, tragedy, ambition, liberalism and a long, slow climb up the slippery pole to his lifelong ambition, the presidency.
A hauntingly prescient statement from the 18th president.