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An Impeachment Trial Without Witnesses Would Be Unconstitutional

Paul Savoy The Atlantic
Donald Trump became only the third U.S. president to be impeached. If Mitch McConnell succeeds in his intention to prevent any witnesses from testifying, Trump will become the first president to be acquitted by an unconstitutional impeachment process

From Denialism to Eco-fascism: The Right’s New Climate Change Blame Game

Maurice Mitchell Daily Kos - Our Prism
The climate crisis has long been escalating. We’ve reached a new level of existential threat. Now, some elements of the right wing are using the crisis to advance eco-fascism—an ideology that sees climate change migrants as a threat to “our America.

Tidbits - Dec. 26, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment-GOP Stirrings, Trump Sanity, First Impeachment, Mormon Women; Tulsi Gabbard; Year of White Racist Terrorism; Witness at the Border-Brownsville TX; Poor People’s Assembly and March-Washington;

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Reader Comments: Impeachment - GOP Stirrings, Trump Sanity, Racism and First Impeachment, Mormon Women; Tulsi Gabbard; Resource - Year of White Racist Terrorism; Witness at the Border-Brownsville TX; Poor People’s Assembly and March-Washington, DC;

We Are Republicans, and We Want Trump Defeated

George T. Conway III, Steve Schmidt, John Weaver and Rick Wilson The New York Times
Patriotism and the survival of our nation in the face of the crimes, corruption and corrosive nature of Donald Trump are a higher calling than mere politics. Republican strategists call for defeating Trump and Trumpism, announce Lincoln Project.

Tidbits - Dec. 19, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Accomplished; British elections, Brexit; New NAFTA; Afghanistan Papers; China's Socialism; 2020 Candidate positions on Foreign Policy issues; Sanctions Fact Sheets; Announcements; more

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Reader Comments: Impeachment Matters and Accomplished; British elections, Brexit; New NAFTA; Afghanistan Papers; China's Socialism; Resources: 2020 Candidate positions (or not) Foreign Policy Report; Sanctions Fact Sheets; Announcments; more...

What’s Wrong With the Republicans?

Rebecca Gordon Tom Dispatch
The Trump Republican Party has inherited, and continues to make use of, the legacies of this nation’s twin evils: slavery and imperial expansion. Today's Republicans are very different from those of the Nixon era.

The Right-Wing War on American Voters

Bob Moser Right Wing Watch
Anyone who imagined, after Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton, that the Republican right had maxxed out the possibilities for suppressing the votes of people unlikely to vote for its candidates was sorely mistaken.
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