Notable Non-concession Concessions You May Have Missed

“The president also vowed to continue his push to overturn the results, adding, ‘Our case STRONGLY continues, we will keep up the good … fight, and I believe we will prevail!’ A senior Trump campaign adviser, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to be candid, said Monday night: ‘He basically just conceded. That’s as… More Notable Non-concession Concessions You May Have Missed

Kavanaugh’s real “originalism” revealed

Brett Kavanaugh’s anger exposed a frightful irony of his jurisprudence: it’s his rage, not his interpretation of the Constitution, that makes him an “originalist.”… More Kavanaugh’s real “originalism” revealed

On the vote

This entry is part 6 of 6 in the series The Vote Manifesto

There are many ways that Americans are choosing to resist the potential excesses and dangers of the impending Trump regime, among them organizing protests, trying to hold our current officials accountable, contributing time and money to various organizations that will work to protect those most vulnerable among us, tracking and working to prevent hate crimes,… More On the vote

On why we cannot trust institutional restraints

This entry is part 5 of 6 in the series The Vote Manifesto

In previous posts, I’ve argued that Donald Trump cannot be trusted. Now let’s turn to the other straw at which optimists have been grasping, that institutions and professional hands will ensure that the Trump administration will keep to past norms of governance. Let us not be fooled.

Trump’s dangerous impulses

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series The Vote Manifesto

In my previous post, I argued that we should not be lulled by false hopes based upon the pivot from candidate Trump to president Trump. But, one might say, maybe Trump’s 40-year pattern of misbehavior won’t be translated into policy. However, even the earliest indications, both from his camp and from his congressional enablers, indicate… More Trump’s dangerous impulses