CBO: Pelosi bill to lower drug prices saves Medicare $345 billion | TheHill

The analysis is preliminary and does not take into account the entire bill, but it does analyze its main provision, which would allow the secretary of Health and Human Services to negotiate lower prices on up to 250 drugs per year, with savings applied to both Medicare and people on private insurance plans.  — Read on […]

Condemn Trump, Before His Misconduct Becomes the Norm – The Atlantic

A president who regularly engages in such nefarious communications with foreign officials—thinking that such conduct is unobjectionable—and who does so largely without any internal or external oversight is obviously a danger to the country. — Read on www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/09/condemn-trump-before-his-misconduct-becomes-norm/599155/

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/

An Unbelievable Story of Rape — ProPublica

The fear of false rape accusations has a long history in the legal system. In the 1600s, England’s chief justice, Matthew Hale, warned that rape “is an accusation easily to be made and hard to be proved, and harder to be defended by the party accused.” Judges in the U.S. read the so-called Hale warning […]

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/