The Rules Rule

As the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump gets underway this week, there has been much discussion about the rules of the trial, with Republicans calling the evidence produced in the House investigation “flimsy,” and Democrats calling Trump the “founders’ worst nightmare.” There has been extensive back-and-forth about the length of the trial; the number … Continue reading The Rules Rule

Bloomberg and a Brokered Convention

Democrats held their final debate before the Iowa Caucus this week. It was a lackluster affair. No one went full frontal after Donald Trump, despite recent revelations about self-serving timing in the killing of Iran’s General Soleimani and the continued unspooling of the sordid nature of the Ukraine scandal. With the exception of the dust-up … Continue reading Bloomberg and a Brokered Convention

The Impeachment War

As Michelle Goldberg wrote recently in the New York Times, “The nightmare stage of Trump’s rule is here.” The decision to eliminate Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani, Iran’s most important military official, for which the President quickly took full responsibility, “has brought the United States to the brink of a devastating new conflict in the Middle … Continue reading The Impeachment War