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      A Tale of Two Democratic Press Conferences
      Dec11

      A Tale of Two Democratic Press Conferences

      At 9 a.m. on Tuesday morning, House Democrats formally unveiled two articles of impeachment that they would bring against President Donald Trump. The announcement brought the House one step closer to impeaching a president for only the third time in the nation’s history. “Our president holds the ultimate public trust,” Jerry Nadler, the...

      Republicans are Defining Foreign Interference Down
      Dec09

      Republicans are Defining Foreign Interference Down

      Texas Senator Ted Cruz is not a fool, but he seems to think that Americans—or at least Meet the Press viewers—are fools themselves. Conservative outlets and pundits have long claimed that Ukrainian officials interfered in the 2016 presidential election to undermine then-candidate Donald Trump and aid Hillary Clinton. Over the past three months,...

      The Man Behind the Right Wing’s Favorite Conspiracy Theories
      Dec09

      The Man Behind the Right Wing’s Favorite Conspiracy Theories

      No one is sure where President Trump got the idea that the Democratic National Committee’s hacked server was hidden in Ukraine. As the impeachment saga unfolds, even the president’s most ardent defenders, from Senator John Kennedy of Louisiana to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, would rather talk about quid pro quos or revive the...

      Don’t Embrace Originalism to Defend Trump’s Impeachment
      Dec05

      Don’t Embrace Originalism to Defend Trump’s Impeachment

      In the pending congressional impeachment inquiry, the House Judiciary Committee is charged with (among other things) taking up the question of what the constitutional process of impeachment means. To aid them in this solemn task, committee chair Jerry Nadler and his colleagues on Wednesday summoned an impressive list of constitutional scholars to...

      Tucker Carlson Debuts a New Ukrainegate Defense
      Dec04

      Tucker Carlson Debuts a New Ukrainegate Defense

      Fox News’s Tucker Carlson, America’s least charismatic white supremacist, has apologized for covering the ongoing impeachment hearings, which he has deemed “tiresome,” “dumb,” and “boring.” As he declared in one recent broadcast: I’d like to open this evening with a breathless update on how some obscure diplomat you’ve...

      Impeaching Trump Is About More Than Punishment
      Dec04

      Impeaching Trump Is About More Than Punishment

      Impeachment is often understood as a punitive measure. When the president (or any other federal official) breaks their constitutional oath, Congress can step in and deprive the person of the office. But the House Intelligence Committee’s impeachment report, released on Tuesday, makes clear that it can be a preventative one as well.“Having...

      What Happened to Peter Daou?
      Dec03

      What Happened to Peter Daou?

      In November, the liberal activist and Twitter personality Peter Daou got into a spat with an unlikely adversary: Neera Tanden, the head of the Center for American Progress and Daou’s erstwhile ally in the fight to elect Hillary Clinton president in 2016. After she called his criticism of Obamacare from the left “enraging and the most...

      The War-Crimes Presidency
      Nov27

      The War-Crimes Presidency

      Eight years ago, a friend sent me a photograph of Marines in Afghanistan proudly posing with a Nazi SS flag. As a former soldier, Iraq veteran, and historian who focuses on the German military during the Holocaust, I was shocked, and I reported the incident to the Marines’ inspector general. “Some symbols simply have pretty solid meanings,”...

      Republicans Prepare to Give Hunter Biden the Benghazi Treatment
      Nov25

      Republicans Prepare to Give Hunter Biden the Benghazi Treatment

      At the end of two weeks of impeachment hearings, President Donald Trump’s defenders find themselves at a crossroads. What the president stands accused of doing is, as The Atlantic’s David Frum notes, “simple and straightforward,” summarizable in “a few sentences of plain English.” The attempts of Republicans on the House Intelligence...

      Bombshell: Impeachment Hearings DESTROY Gorpman and Bleemer
      Nov22

      Bombshell: Impeachment Hearings DESTROY Gorpman and Bleemer

      Whenever there’s a new development in the Ukraine scandal, I think of two names: Gorpman and Bleemer. Neither of them belong to real individuals. They instead come from an article published almost one year ago by Clickhole, a satirical website founded by The Onion, that mocked the most feverish coverage of the Russia investigation.”The...