by | Jan 17, 2020

This is not a constitutional crisis. But it plays one on TV. “Do me a favor?,” Nancy Pelosi paraphrased the president’s call to the Ukrainian leader. She then, paraphrasing The Irishman, translated the first question as, “Do you paint houses,…

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 20, 2019

More than 700 intellectuals signed a “Historians’ Statement on the Impeachment of Donald Trump,” released on Monday. By Wednesday, 230 Democrats voted to impeach the president. Good historians can separate the causal from the coincidental. “It is our considered judgment…

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