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by | Nov 11, 2021

As the 2022 midterms approach, the Democrats face what may well be an insurmountable obstacle blocking their attempt to retain their thin congressional majorities. The support they once enjoyed among nonwhite voters is softening. This phenomenon has been most obvious…

by | Aug 10, 2021

My series on the 25th Amendment — Part I, historical antecedents; Part II, 25th Amendment genesis; Part III, 25th Amendment implementation today; and Part IV, possible first-ever use of the 25th Amendment’s involuntary presidential disability provision — focused almost exclusively…

by | Jan 18, 2021

There have been a few presidential impeachments. They all failed and backfired. Andrew Johnson was Abraham Lincoln’s running mate in 1864, Lincoln’s second term, succeeding Vice President Hannibal Hamlin. Lincoln and his new Republican Party were associated with advocating an…

by | Jun 22, 2020

Late Thursday, Nancy Pelosi had four of her predecessors removed from a Portrait Collection that adorns the Speaker’s Lobby in Congress. These Democratic Speakers were ostensibly banished from the halls of Congress pursuant to their Confederate ties. Madam Speaker insisted…

by | Jan 16, 2020

With Nancy Pelosi finally sending the impeachment articles to the Senate and Mitch McConnell’s plan to open the Senate trial on Tuesday, Impeachment Act III opens. Unlike Acts I (Schiff) and II (Nadler), which jettisoned the Nixon (1974) and Clinton…

by | Dec 19, 2019

Under the hackery of the Democrats, impeachment has become the tribute that unproductive partisans pay a productive president whom they can’t beat at the ballot box. Trump’s impeachment on Wednesday was embarrassing to watch, as Democrats faked up outrage over…

by | Nov 16, 2019

Donald Trump is not the first president whom opponents tried to drive from office almost from the start of his term. Radical Republicans targeted Andrew Johnson only a few months after he assumed the presidency following Abraham Lincoln’s assassination in…

by | Oct 18, 2019

Trump critics increasingly compare him to Andrew Johnson, who, in 1868, was the first president to face impeachment. Like Trump, Johnson was easily provoked into unruly speech and considered morally inferior by his opponents, who regarded themselves to be sincere…

by | Oct 8, 2019

Two years after the Civil War ended in 1865, a Republican Congress gained a veto-proof majority in both chambers. They almost immediately began trimming the powers of the executive and judicial branches. First, they replaced President Andrew Johnson’s Reconstruction plan…

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