"Trump is a great organizer for Democrats, a great fundraiser for Democrats, and a great mobilizer for Democrats. And I think that’s good for America.” ~ Nancy Pelosi Usually I try really hard not to do this. But this case, just because so many Democrats told me how stupid and crazy I am for saying … Continue reading Pelosi Refuses to Impeach Trump Because ‘He’s Just Not Worth It’
"All you need is one brave member of the U.S. House of Representatives to meaningfully assert that body's Power of the Purse." An open letter to my Republican colleagues – What Would Lincoln Do? by Julia Conley Common Dreams Feb 15, 2019 While Democrats are preparing to propose a joint resolution challenging Donald Trump's national … Continue reading After Trump’s National Emergency Declaration, Legal Scholar Says, Initiate Impeachment ‘Immediately’
by Adam Schiff Washington Post Feb 21, 2019 Adam B. Schiff, a Democrat, represents California’s 28th Congressional District in the House and is chairman of the Intelligence Committee. This is a moment of great peril for our democracy. Our country is deeply divided. Our national discourse has become coarse, indeed, poisonous. Disunity and dysfunction … Continue reading An open letter to my Republican colleagues – What Would Lincoln Do?
by David Atkins Washington Monthly Feb 17, 2019 When the Japanese attacked American forces on Pearl Harbor in 1941, America responded with a historic mobilization of physical and economic resources to overcome the threat of global fascism. In addition to over 400,000 American dead, the United States spent over $4 trillion in today’s dollars and reoriented entire … Continue reading A Green New Deal is Not Too Expensive, Doing Nothing Is
Nancy Pelosi is actively working to discredit and sideline the most popular domestic political proposal of the century. The plutocrat-owned press is protecting Pelosi from extreme embarrassment by ignoring the issue. by Glenn Ford Black Agenda Report Feb 15, 2019 When the top Democrat secretly plots to subvert a proposal supported by the vast majority … Continue reading Pelosi Sabotages Medicare For All While Corporate Media Pretend Not to Notice
by Bob Bauer LawFare January 21, 2019 Scene from the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson, held in the Senate Chamber in 1868 (Source: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper) Does the Senate have an obligation to conduct a trial of the president if the House impeaches him? With the increased prospects for an impeachment inquiry now that the Democrats have … Continue reading Can the Senate Decline to Try an Impeachment Case? What if They Decide to Break the Government Some More?
Starting the process will rein in a president who is undermining American ideals—and bring the debate about his fitness for office into Congress, where it belongs. by YONI APPELBAUM Atlantic March 2019 On january 20, 2017, Donald Trump stood on the steps of the Capitol, raised his right hand, and solemnly swore to faithfully execute the … Continue reading The Case for Impeachment: once an impeachment inquiry begins, a president loses control of the public conversation