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Saturday, February 27, 2021

Is Washington too Partisan for a 911 Commission for the Capitol Insurrection?

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Both Kean and Hamilton voiced some skepticism about finding enough fair-minded and trusted commissioners for the proposed 1/6 Commission, and one can also imagine the jockeying for various voices and equity issues in building the commission and even funding it.

The ‘Clear and Present Danger’ of the Republican Party

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Republicans who voted to acquit Trump have chosen illegal action over lawful protest as an accepted means of political expression.

The Shock of the Trial, the Shock of 43 Senators

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The duty of those 43 senators was to the democratic values that sustain us and keep alive the American dream. The 43 senators failed.

A Second Trump Impeachment is Loaded With Dire Consequences

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The Democrats had two de-escalatory options, but Republicans wouldn't bite and Democrats retreated to an impeachment-or-nothing stance. Result: nothing.

Scary Times

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I believe the Democratic Party needs a serious contender on the right. We are in for scary times if the cult of Trump pretends to be that counterbalance.

Why Watch a Trial that’s a Kangaroo Court?

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Republican senators have made the trial a mockery of justice. Why be interested in a trial when the outcome is baked in before the opening gavel?

Go to Video: The Ferocity of the Mob

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We saw mob insolence perhaps never seen so nakedly.

The Non-Voting Representative Who Told a Story We Can Never Forget

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The best of the best was Stacey Plaskett, a territorial (non-voting) delegate from the U. S. Virgin Islands. Plaskett, alone among the nine, was unable to cast a vote on impeachment.

Hillary Was Right: A Parade of ‘Deplorables’

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All this made for riveting evidence that would convict the former president -- if the jury was made up of ordinary citizens.

The Trial is ‘Political Theater,’ and What’s Wrong With That?

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FDR’s fireside chats were performance. So was Martin Luther King’s I Have a Dream speech. Theater? Bring it on.

Impeachment Makes Clear: Time for a Trump-Free New Party

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Many of us are in discussions about the possibility of creating a new party, or a new political faction.

Impeachment 2.0: Of the Mob, By the Mob, For the Mob

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Rep. Ted Lieu: “I’m not afraid of Donald Trump running in four years. I’m afraid he’s going to run again and lose. Because he can do this again.”