January 6 Committee wraps up Chapter One

It is the end of the beginning; I wish it were the beginning of the end. I have seen every minute of these riveting, often jaw-dropping sessions. While the events were known in their broad contours prior to the hearings, the Committee's meticulous documentation and building of the timeline before, during and after the January …

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Impeachment: these truths should be self-evident

Watching the impeachment trial, waiting for the Senate decision on relevant witnesses versus brazen cover-up,  I keep thinking about three ridiculous arguments made by President Trump’s defenders and echoed incessantly on Fox and its spillover social media and blogosphere.  I have received considerable input on these legal considerations from my husband, Jim Barron, an attorney …

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Trump, Clinton “revelations” show nothing new

Last night's video of Donald Trump, showing lewd behavior, coarse language, gutter-level attitude toward women and boasts of Bill Cosby-like predatory actions, shows nothing new about this extreme misogynist. Perhaps the video shocks because it so starkly portrays his fundamental character writ large. Is the video analogous to Monica Lewinsky's semen-stained blue dress? Incontrovertible evidence of the character we're dealing …

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Pence wins on looks; Kaine, on facts

The Vice Presidential debate never matters much in the selection of our Chief Executive. Given what's at stake in choosing between the Democrat and Republican Presidential nominees, it perhaps matters  even less this year.  But at least for a few days, last night's Mike Pence/ Tim Kaine head-to-head could influence the national conversation. Even that could …

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