Jail Time or a Coronation? – Musing about law, books, and politics

Be cautious of the people who harp on Trump’s unfitness, as if that’s the only problem and when Trump is gone, the GOP will be normal again. In fact, Trump comes from decades of GOP reactionist politics.  Trump took decades of subtext and made it text.  — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/a-crown-or-prison/

Impeachment Hearings have Begun: Put Down the Pitchforks – Musing about law, books, and politics

There was no need to haul Lewandowski off to jail. He gave the Democrats what they needed: He provided testimony under oath that the White House was obstructing the House inquiry.  He also admitted that he lied to Fox and the media, and basically admitted that he talked freely to Mueller because he had immunity. […]

The September 12th Impeachment Resolution: Legal Cliff Notes – Musing about law, books, and politics

Question: Is this resolution legal or political?  Answer: Both It’s legal because procedure is important. Fair procedures say: “This is not a Kangaroo Court.” — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/impeachment-resolution-legal-cliff-notes/

The September 12th Impeachment Resolution: Legal Cliff Notes – Musing about law, books, and politics

Reminder: due process and procedures take time. Kangaroo Courts can happen quickly and even instantly.  One reason many people prefer autocracy is because an autocrat isn’t hampered by procedure, or checks against his power. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/impeachment-resolution-legal-cliff-notes/

Pelosi, Impeachment & Democracy v. Autocracy – Musing about law, books, and politics

Democrats are up against an administration obstructing their investigations at every turn. The question is: What should they do about this obstruction? — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/pelosi-impeachment-democracy-v-autocracy/

A Firehose of Falsehoods – Musing about law, books, and politics

George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four showed us why Trump is doing this. “Without truth, we can’t speak truth to power, so there is only power.” — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/a-firehose-of-falsehood/

The GOP Circular Firing Squad – Musing about law, books, and politics

A Republican challenger means that Trump will be fighting a two-front war. This can only help the Democratic nominee. In other words, let them fight it out. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/the-gop-circular-firing-squad/

Susan B. Anthony taught us how – Musing about law, books, and politics

The question I get is: “What if the Fox-Trump-GOP succeeds in rolling us backwards?” Answer: We need to do the work of rolling everything forward again. — Read on terikanefield-blog.com/susan-b-anthony-taught-us-how/

How to take down Trump – Musing about law, books, and politics

Recently, in “Trump’s Parade v. Rule of Law,” I argued that current U.S. politics can be seen as a clash between Rule of Law and Charismatic Leader (definitions by Max Weber). Following Weber’s model, I suggested that the way to bring down Trump is to undermine the myth he that propelled him to power (and […]