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Impeachment Notebook
by | Jan 27, 2022

This is the second in a series of essays about the key Watergate people and events, as we approach the 50th anniversary of its unfolding. The first essay described the botched break-in over Labor Day weekend of 1971 into the…

by | Aug 30, 2021

Labor Day marks the 50th anniversary of Watergate’s origins, which grew into the greatest political scandal in our history, resulting in President Richard Nixon’s resignation, along with conviction of two dozen members of his administration. Daniel Ellsberg, who was employed…

by | Feb 8, 2021

Talk about a serious mistake. The obsessive, maniacal, and unconstitutional move by Democrats to impeach private citizen Donald Trump is in the process of backfiring. Big time. In their lengthy impeachment article filing, Nancy Pelosi’s House Democrats repeatedly said some…

by | Feb 8, 2021

If successful, Trump’s impeachment conviction would turn the unprecedented into dangerous precedent. This week the Senate takes up what appears to be another predetermined acquittal of Trump on an impeachment charge. Yet unlike Trump’s past Senate trial just over a…

by | Feb 3, 2021

You, your estates, your posterities lie all at the stake … if your professed enemies are admitted to witness against you; if every word, intention, and circumstance of yours be alleged as treasonable, not because of a statute, but a…

by | Jan 28, 2021

On Tuesday, 45 senators stood up to declare the impeachment proceedings against someone not holding office to be unconstitutional. No reasonable person can imagine that anyone who believes that the whole proceeding is illegitimate will ever vote to convict someone…

by | Feb 8, 2020

One of my duties as a teacher at a Jewish high school was to design and teach a course on the Holocaust. Of course, I had to teach about the horror, but that could not be all. I spent a…

by | Feb 4, 2020

After all the great emotion of the impeachment struggle, it’s worth setting out clearly the main issues at stake in their simplest form. What were the core arguments that seem ready to triumph when the Senate makes its vote to…

by | Jan 30, 2020

The classics are called classic because of their enduring value. A case in point: Plato’s several dialogues in which he records Socrates’ battle against the Sophists. The Sophists, you might say, were the swamp creatures of their day. They observed…

by | Jan 29, 2020

Someone must have been telling lies about Joseph K., for without doing anything wrong he was arrested one fine morning.… “No. You can’t go out. You are arrested.” “So it seems,” said Joseph K. “But what for,” he added. “We…

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