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The vast majority of Republican Senators are about to demonstrate, yet again, that they are authoritarians, cowards, or both. So I think it’s a good time to share Mark Graber’s reminder that the grounds for Trump’s conviction do not depend on criminal incitement. The extent to which impeachment risks being overlegalized can be assessed by […]
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On Impeachment and Its Failure

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On January 4, 2021
I am not totally sure that I agree with the point that failing to convict Trump of his crimes during the impeachment meant that he would then feel empowered to not leave office after the election. But only because I feel he would have done that either way. In December 2019, the House of Representatives […]
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Schlepping past Watergate

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On May 24, 2019
I haven’t blogged much lately. There are plenty of ‘good’ reasons for a partial hiatus. I’ve been revising a book, doing research related to a grant, and trying to finish a few (overdue) papers that I owe other people. But the truth is that other factors explain my silence. The most important one is a […]

We’ve Crossed the Rubicon

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On May 12, 2017
Trump’s interview with Lester Holt leaves no doubt that the Trump Administration, its surrogates, and GOP officials spent two days misleading the American people. The rationale crafted by Rosenstein was obviously pretextual, but as long as the administration stayed on message, they provided their allies with plausible deniability. Moreover, it is difficult to interpret Trump’s […]

Impeach Trump

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On May 10, 2017

For a host of reasons, I was pretty skeptical of calls to impeach Trump. For one, it’s highly unlikely to happen—even advocating it seems like a distraction from more productive political acti

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