Impeachment Notebook
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…

by | Jan 23, 2020

Adam Schiff, the House manager leading the impeachment case against President Trump, did an excellent job of presenting a fundamentally flawed and fallacious argument in his opening statement yesterday. Schiff is a former federal prosecutor who was articulate and seemingly…

by | Jan 22, 2020

I learned one of my most valuable lessons as a lawyer early on: the side with the best lawyers doesn’t always win. I was with a small firm in D.C. only three years out of law school, and we were…

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