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Impeachment Update – Musing about law, books, and politics

We don’t know everything Pelosi knows, which makes it hard to predict what she will (or should) do.

But the delay is clearly helping the Democrats. Unlike in the Clinton impeachment, Trump’s numbers are currently on a downward slope. On Dec. 17, his approval was 43.8 on the 538 aggregate. Now it is at 41.9%, a long way from Clinton’s 73%.

Source: Impeachment Update – Musing about law, books, and politics

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Elections – Musing about law, books, and politics

I can stand by this as a true statement: The way to win a national election is for people across the country to vote in large enough numbers to offset the inevitable mishaps, unintentional blips, and outright cheating.

— Read on terikanefield-blog.com/elections/

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The John Bolton Wildcard – Musing about law, books, and politics

John Bolton, who refused to testify in the House proceedings, said he’d testify at the Senate trial, if subpoenaed.

This puts Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a tight spot.

Why?

Source: The John Bolton Wildcard – Musing about law, books, and politics

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New Year’s Resolutions – Musing about law, books, and politics

There is plenty we can resolve to do in this new year to help preserve democracy in the United States. Read on at terikanefield-blog.com/new-years-resolutions/ to find out more.

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Is Nancy Pelosi playing hardball? – Musing about law, books, and politics

McConnell can’t win this. A fair trial will decimate the GOP by showcasing Trump’s crimes. A sham trial will be obvious to everyone. 

McConnell can pick between two bad choices.

Removing Trump won’t save democracy. A 2020 GOP landslide loss will.

— Read on terikanefield-blog.com/is-nancy-pelosi-playing-hardball/

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What About All Those Trump Judges? – Musing about law, books, and politics

We know how to deal with ultra-conservative courts and the damage they do, because we’ve been through this before.

We push forward.

Reactionaries push backwards.

It never ends.

— Read on terikanefield-blog.com/what-about-all-those-trump-judges/

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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/

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Victimhood and the Trump-FOX-GOP – Musing about law, books, and politics

Once you start looking for victimization, you see all through the statements of Drumpf, Faux News, and the Grand Oligarchy Party.

— Read on terikanefield-blog.com/victimhood-and-the-trump-fox-gop/

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Pelosi, Impeachment, and why the Nixon analogies probably don’t work. – Musing about law, books, and politics

  • I am in favor of opening impeachment hearings.

  • I believe Nancy Pelosi is handling matters correctly.

Here is how both of the above can be true at the same time.

— Read on terikanefield-blog.com/pelosi-impeachment-and-why-the-nixon-analogies-probably-dont-work/

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Summary [and analysis] of Mueller’s May 29, 2019 speech – Musing about law, books, and politics

That the Mueller report leads inexorably to the conclusion that Trump obstructed justice is no surprise to anyone who actually read the report

Trump’s entire “legal defense” is to torpedo truth itself.

— Read on terikanefield-blog.com/summary-and-analysis-of-muellers-may-29-2019-speech/