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Trump is daring Democrats to impeach. We must make sure he loses in the long run.

Those of us who lived through past constitutional crises can only stare with horror at the jaw-dropping atrocities against the rule of law that Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans are trying to pull. Impeachment is too good for Trump, even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says he’s “becoming self-impeachable” by his actions to hide […]

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Today’s grandmothers should call out Trump, as this GOP grandmother did to Nixon in 1974

The recent passing of my husband’s uncle brought the inevitable sorting of photos, papers, letters, and other memorabilia. Unearthed in all of this was a letter my husband’s grandmother wrote to Richard Nixon in 1974 asking him to ‘fess up to his part in the Watergate conspiracy. It’s doubtful that he followed her advice (or […]

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What will be the Trump-Russia equivalent of Watergate’s smoking gun?

The turning point of the Watergate scandal happened exactly 44 years ago today. On July 16, 1973, Alexander Butterfield, the former White House deputy chief of staff, publicly dropped a dime on Richard Nixon. With TV cameras broadcasting the images live across the nation, Butterfield told the Senate Select Committee on Presidential Campaign Activities, better […]

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Obama’s Cuba move really did “tear down this wall”

In a historic shift, President Obama has moved to end 50 years of rigidity in U.S. policy toward Cuba. It’s a change that is long overdue, and it’s a bold move for a supposed lame duck. Diplomatic ties will be re-established between the two countries in the months to come. Embassies will be reopened. Travel […]

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