#The Electoral College

Merrick Garland's special counsel blunder

Attorney General Merrick Garland’s decision to appoint a special counsel to investigate former President Donald Trump is a miscalculation, with the main problem being timing. The stunning sweep of the mandate Garland conferred on special counsel Jack Smith likely doomed a prompt and focused determination of whether Trump should...
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Letter: The return of the 1950s

I was a teenager in the 1950s and supported the changes made in the 1960s. Even the Catholic Church loosened its rules a bit. Those changes revealed sexual abuse by priests, sports coaches, and men in positions of power, including politicians. Do young people support our government controlling its citizens...
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Merrick Garland names special counsel to investigate Trump

For two ongoing criminal investigations by the Department of Justice of former president Donald Trump, as a special counsel, U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland named former federal prosecutor Jack Smith. Just three days after the Republican, Trump announced plans to run for president in 2024, the appointment for Smith came in. Garland’s decision to appoint a special counsel was directly triggered by Trump’s announcement. The special counsel will recommend whether criminal charges should be lodged against the ex-president.

Two Illinois sisters sentenced to probation in U.S. Capitol riot

CHICAGO (CBS) -- Two sisters from Illinois have been sentenced to 30 months of probation, after they pleaded guilty earlier this year to joining the breach of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.Trudy Castle, of Chicago, and Kimberly DiFrancesco, of Elmhurst, were both sentenced Tuesday morning in federal court in D.C.In addition to the 30 months of probation, both also must pay a $2,000 fine, $500 in restitution, and a $10 special assessment as part of their sentence.DiFrancesco and Castle both pleaded guilty in August to one count of misdemeanor parading, demonstrating or picketing in a Capitol building. The...

Democrats are a threat to democracy

Biden is now saying those who do not support him are “threats to democracy.”. But he and the Democrats are those threatening to pack the Supreme Court. It is the Democrats threatening to abolish the Electoral College. They are those who want to D.C. a state so they can have two far-left senators for life. It is the Democrats who want to outlaw voter IDs across the country. It is the Democrats who are working with the media to stop free speech. It is Democrats that are having heart failure because Elon Musk owns Twitter and will allow free speech, instead of blocking it.
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Letter: Why are Republicans still backing Trump?

South Carolina’s top Republicans are betting ex-President Donald Trump – a former reality TV star, tax cheat and Pinocchio-level liar – will be “hard to beat” in the next presidential race. Gov. Henry McMaster, U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson and U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham say Trump...

Election Snatch Didn’t Quite Work, Pelosi’s Secret Plan to Take Back the House

Mr. Smith goes to Washington and Pelosi gets her Special Counsel clearing the wat for her triumphant return?. “The Special Counsel is authorized to conduct the ongoing investigation into whether any person or entity violated the law in connection with efforts to interfere with the lawful transfer of power following the 2020 presidential election or the certification of the Electoral College vote held on or about January 6, 2021, as well as any matters that arose or might arise directly from this investigation or that are within the scope of [Special Counsel Regulations 28 C.F.R. § 600.4(a)]”

Opinion | Is Donald Trump Ineligible to Be President?

At the same time, I’m torn about using this specific tool. Section 3 is extraordinarily strong medicine. Like an impeachment followed by conviction, it denies the voters their free choice of those who seek to represent them. That’s not the way democracy is designed to work. And yet...

DOJ reportedly wants to speak with Pence in Jan. 6 probe

The Department of Justice is reportedly seeking to speak with former Vice President Mike Pence in its investigation of the events that led up to the Capitol riot on January 6, 2021. According to The New York Times, prosecutors want to question Pence about former President Donald Trump's efforts to...
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Here’s what jurors must decide in the Oath Keepers Capitol riot case

WASHINGTON, D.C. – When jurors return to deliberate the fate of five members of the Oath Keepers on Monday, they will have to answer different questions for each defendant, and the answers could mean the difference between jail time and walking free. After nearly eight weeks of arguments and...

EP 606 Our Broken Politics: Where Do We Begin to Fix It?

Political polarization and extremism have reached dangerous levels and the country’s economic and social disparities, coupled with a toxic social media environment, exacerbate tensions and make compromise, a staple of a healthy democracy, near impossible. We must break down the systemic causes of current threats to our democracy, including restricting access to voting, anti majoritarian processes and institutions, like the Electoral College and Senate filibuster, and recognize that fundamental changes need to be made before someone in power pulls off what our guest calls a legal coup in America. He’ll describe the ways this can happen. Darrell West, of the Brookings Institution, and author of “Power Politics” joins us to assess our many political and societal challenges and how to address them.

U.S. Justice Department to question Mike Pence over January 6 riot

The United States Department of Justice is seeking to question former vice president Mike Pence over the abrupt turn of events that sparked the violence of January 6, as former president Donald Trump fought to retain authority over his replacement, Joe Biden. The New York Times quoted sources familiar with...