Opinion: Investigation Comes Before – Not Instead Of – Impeachment

When I started writing this piece, it was going to be in defense of Nancy Pelosi’s argument against a premature rush to impeachment.  Her reasoning still stands.  I was going to point to the fact that she wants a real investigation (vs. what the Republicans did ) and bi-partisan support – since the Republicans do control the Senate.  Impeachment by the House, followed by acquittal in the Senate would reduce a trial about Trump’s multiple abuses of power, lack of temperament, immaturity, and general incompetence to an exercise in partisanship. read more

Opinion: #FiveWhiteMen Stand for Misogyny Not Progress

Last week, Democrats won the House back with a caucus that looks more like America than at any other time.  Over 100 women will be in the House.  Thanks to the women who ran, who worked to elect Democrats and the people who voted for them, Donald Trump will face oversight for the first time in his presidency.  Progress that Trump has been trying to roll back will be protected. read more

Midterms Reminded Us How Race Affects Your Voting Experience

It’s a week after the midterm elections and we still don’t know the full extent of the blue wave. Here’s what we do know.  Even though vote suppression was at its ugliest, Americans navigated the obstacles in record numbers to renounce Donald Trump’s version of nationalism.  We were reminded that race continues to affect our voting experience, especially in Republican controlled states. read more

Opinion: Melania Trump’s Inner Romanov Came Out To Fire Mira Ricardel

Melania Trump has a Romanov complex. There were signs of it with the casual way she throws tax payer money away, beginning with her decision to stay in New York for several months following her husband’s inauguration. read more

The Day the Supreme Court Became A Bit Player In Trump’s Reality Show

Coming to a Senate hearing room near you, Act II in the transition of the Supreme Court to merely a bit player in the Trump Reality Show.

Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination reflects a broken confirmation process where the bulk of his background is effectively under seal, and the emphasis was on p.r. instead of his character and his views about the law. read more

Opinion: The High Tech Lynching of Women In Defense of Kavanaugh

Anyone old enough to remember Clarence Thomas’ confirmation hearing, remembers that Anita Hill came forward at the last minute. She testified and, true to any situation when a woman accuses a man of inappropriate sexual behavior ranging from harassment to rape, she was vilified.

In the Name of the Rule of Law Kavanaugh Must Be Stopped

If confirmed, Neil Kavanaugh will overturn Roe v. Wade. That’s despite the rhetorical pat on the head he gave Senator Susan Collins while telling her not to worry her pretty little head about it. Without question, Kavanaugh will attack civil rights with a gusto that only white supremacists and neo-Nazis could love. read more

John McCain: The Last Republican Who Knew It Takes Two Wings to Fly

John McCain was the last Republican who understood that good politics is about compromise, and without it, you’re left with tyranny.

It takes two wings for a bird or an airplane to fly and ultimately it takes two wings for a policy to be sustained. read more

Opinion: Putin Appears To Be Attacking Nancy Pelosi And Some Progressives Are Falling For It

Led by Nancy Pelosi, Democrats are very likely to take back the House in November and just like in 2016, the prospect of a strong, capable woman being in a position of power scares the Kremlin and the Republican Party. read more

Last Surviving Nuremberg Prosecutor Says Trump’s Family Separation Policy Is A Crime Against Humanity

Ben Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor of the Nuremberg Trials, called Donald Trump’s family separation policy a crime against humanity. A crime against humanity is defined as a “deliberate act, typically as part of a systematic campaign, that causes human suffering or death on a large scale.”

Opinion: America’s Survival Depends on Democrats Continuing As a Big Tent Party

The Democratic Party is the only big tent left in America. It’s also the only viable political party that defends American interests and American values. It’s crucial we hold on to these characteristics, as Trump tries to take us further into the abyss of totalitarianism.

Opinion: Trump Tried To Weaponize Security Clearances to Silence Dissent

Donald Trump is abusing presidential power again. This time he threatened, via Sarah Sanders, to strip several people of their national security clearances. In short, he tried to weaponize security clearances. If you meet the standards for a clearance but are a critic of Trump, he wants to silence you by taking your security clearance.

Trump Is Trying To Criminalize The Right to Seek Asylum

The horror of Trump's policy to separate migrant children gets worse when one considers the possibility that Trump is trying to criminalize the right to seek asylum.

The WHCA’s Apology To Sarah Sanders Defended Privilege At the Expense of Journalism

This is a presidency that would love nothing more than a press that defends everything it says or does - at the expense of the people it marginalizes.

Steve Bannon Wanted To Suppress The Vote By Making Cambridge Analytica a “Full Service Propaganda Machine”

Christopher Wylie told the Senate Judiciary Committee about Steve Bannon’s use of Cambridge Analytica to suppress Democratic votes in a plan one can only describe as diabolical.

Analysis: The Supreme Court Might Want To Disbelieve Its Lying Eyes (And Ears)

The government relied on two main arguments. It tried to argue that this really isn't a Muslim Ban.

No Ms. Sanders, You Don’t Love America By Turning It Into A “Flawed Democracy”

On Saturday, Melania Trump attended First Lady Barbara Bush’s funeral. She was alone because the Bush family didn’t want the president to attend.

Gina Haspel Risks Arrest in Europe Because of Her Involvement in Bush Era Torture Program

When the president announced that Gina Haspel would replace Mike Pompeo as the first women to head to the CIA, he failed to mention that she would face arrest if she travels to any of the European Union countries because of her history with torture.

Democrats’ Status Report On Russia Drops Multiple Truth Bombs

From the very beginning, it was obvious the House Intelligence committee was divided between Republican obstructionists for Trump and the truth finding Democrats on the matter of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election.

Opinion: Living With Racist Policies is Far Worse Than Being Called Racist

If you have tried to have a candid discussion about racism, you’ve heard the discouraging words, the pivots. You can feel the tension in the room.