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Trump Can Be Impeached for What He Has Failed to Do

April 26th, 2019 No Comments

Good deeds purposely left undone were misdemeanors, and they were as invidious as high crimes, when judging a president’s fitness for office. President Trump makes no effort to conceal his misdemeanors.


No Collusion! Explained

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Trump planned to keep his day job as a real estate mogul, a television star, and a spokesperson for white male victimhood. He never wanted to live in the White House.


Joe’s Candidacy: Biden His Time

April 5th, 2019 No Comments

Youthful presidential candidates more typically tap an older political veteran as their running mate. Flip that model on its head.


America Loves Strongman Leaders … Every 72 Years

February 1st, 2019 No Comments

Only four U.S. presidents have ever suspended habeas corpus protections — imprisoning Americans without a trial. If you have 36 cents in your pocket, I can show you the faces of the first three.


Trump’s Negotiating Tricks Are Limited

January 20th, 2019 No Comments

Trump’s shutdown and its related antics are his attempt to create a “take it or leave it” asymmetry. It’s failing.


Our Bipolar Presidential Election History

January 19th, 2019 No Comments

Apart from Reagan’s magnetism, our presidential elections have swung from left to right with metronomic regularity for 64 years.


Nation Should Hear Oregon’s Primary Concerns

January 18th, 2019 No Comments

Two or three days of uninterrupted attention is about as much as Oregon could bear — or, frankly, deserves.


DeFazio Has a New Tool in This Congress

January 12th, 2019 No Comments

A Congressional seat offers five different paths to wielding substantial influence in Washington. The first three have very little to do with lawmaking, and the fourth has too much. DeFazio has pursued the fifth.


Let Trump Sell “Made in America” to Americans

December 17th, 2018 No Comments

Can our president persuade people to pay extra for patriotism? Americans have begun to think of themselves as citizens second and customers first. This could reverse that trend.


Suffrage Lessons

October 11th, 2018 No Comments

Even when our best do their best, the ideal is seldom reached. Moral clarity benefits from hindsight. History reveals what few can discern. Humility should be longevity’s lesson to each of us.