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25th Amendment: Pelosi pushes new bill to determine whether a President is capable of serving

‘Asked if she has questions about the President’s capability to serve in the office right now, Pelosi said, “What I said about the President was that we don’t know if somebody who — I’ve not said this, I’ve quoted others to say there are those who say that when you’re on steroids and/or if you… Continue reading 25th Amendment: Pelosi pushes new bill to determine whether a President is capable of serving

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Could Use of 25th Amendment Keep Trump From Becoming President?

‘Amid widespread protests and worrying signs of dysfunction in the administration of President-elect Donald Trump, millions across the United States are likely wondering how, or if, it’s possible to oust the billionaire from the White House before the 2020 presidential election. While there have long been talks of impeachment hearings, a favorite theory this week… Continue reading Could Use of 25th Amendment Keep Trump From Becoming President?

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We May Need the Twenty-fifth Amendment If trump Loses

Jeannie Suk Gersen in The New Yorker reviews the lack of political will to apply the provisions of the 25th Amendment to trump despite abundant and widespread concern about his mental fitness for office, even before his Covid infection and steroid treatment. But at first I thought it would veer off into the question of Biden’s… Continue reading We May Need the Twenty-fifth Amendment If trump Loses

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A Webmaster’s 25th hour

Declan McCullagh: An interview with Sherman Austin: “Sherman Austin is looking forward to a year in federal prison with the kind of equanimity that most people reserve for a trip to the doctor’s office. The 20-year-old anarchist was charged with distributing information about Molotov cocktails and “Drano bombs” on his Web site, Raisethefist.com. Under a… Continue reading A Webmaster’s 25th hour

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A Webmaster’s 25th hour

Declan McCullagh: An interview with Sherman Austin: “Sherman Austin is looking forward to a year in federal prison with the kind of equanimity that most people reserve for a trip to the doctor’s office. The 20-year-old anarchist was charged with distributing information about Molotov cocktails and “Drano bombs” on his Web site, Raisethefist.com. Under a… Continue reading A Webmaster’s 25th hour

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A Conservative on Surviving Trump’s Presidency

‘Precisely because the problem is one of temperament and character, it will not get better. It will get worse, as power intoxicates Trump and those around him. It will probably end in calamity—substantial domestic protest and violence, a breakdown of international economic relationships, the collapse of major alliances, or perhaps one or more new wars (even with China) on top of the ones we already have. It will not be surprising in the slightest if his term ends not in four or in eight years, but sooner, with impeachment or removal under the 25th Amendment. The sooner Americans get used to these likelihoods, the better. …’

Source: Eliot A. Cohen, Eliot A. Cohen Responds to Donald Trump’s First Week – The Atlantic

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As more MAGA violence looms, impeaching Trump is insufficient

‘…Certainly, Trump deserves to be impeached for inciting an insurrection; lawmakers, direct targets of the attack, have ample justification for doing so. If Trump had any integrity, he would resign. If Vice President Pence had integrity, he would invoke the 25th Amendment. If Republican congressional leaders had integrity, they would see to Trump’s removal before… Continue reading As more MAGA violence looms, impeaching Trump is insufficient

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Humble Proposals

I agonized awhile ago over whether a coup was happening. I should have realized, as concrete and simpleminded as trump is, that when he tried to pull it off there would be no doubt. I think four options are worthy of urgent and immediate consideration in dealing with the unfit lying tyrannical dangerous narcissist: Reimpeachment… Continue reading Humble Proposals

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Trump’s presidency will end, but first a national transition nightmare

The American Enterprise Institute’s Norm Ornstein, writing in USA Today, plots the trump administration’s roadmap for wreaking havoc during the lame duck period. This is not unprecedented. Between Lincoln’s election and inauguration, James Buchanan did nothing to prevent Southern secession or the seizure of forts and armaments the Confederacy would need to fight its war… Continue reading Trump’s presidency will end, but first a national transition nightmare

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What Trump’s Simplified Language Means

’Trump’s use, or misuse, of language has also been disturbing to experts of constitutional law. Take Laurence Tribe, a Harvard constitutional law professor. He said, according to Osnos, “Trump’s language borders on incapacity.” When the president was asked to explain his reversal on branding China a currency manipulator, Trump said, of President Xi Jinping, “No.… Continue reading What Trump’s Simplified Language Means

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“Let’s find out if he’s okay”: a Democratic lawmaker urges Pence to have Trump’s mental fitness evaluated

“There’s been concern that’s been expressed on both sides of the aisle.” ‘Questions about Donald Trump’s mental fitness have dogged him since he entered office last year. And lately his Twitter threats about having a bigger and more powerful “nuclear button” than the North Korean regime, and Michael Wolff’s dishy new book depicting him as… Continue reading “Let’s find out if he’s okay”: a Democratic lawmaker urges Pence to have Trump’s mental fitness evaluated

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Trump lashing out at enemies again: crossing a line?

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‘The cycles of chaos and rhetorical attacks that have been a hallmark of Donald Trump’s presidency reached another peak this week, forcing a rare public appearance Thursday by chief of staff John Kelly, who appeared before the White House press corps in a bid to smooth the waters. …’

Source: Trump is lashing out at enemies again. Is this time different? – The Boston Globe

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What Trump’s Simplified Language Means

Evan Osnos writes in The New Yorker titled “How Trump Could Get Fired,” …that over 50,000 mental-health physicians have signed a petition declaring Trump, based on copious observational data, is “too seriously mentally ill to perform the duties of president and should be removed” under the 25th Amendment to the Constitution—Section 4 states that a President… Continue reading What Trump’s Simplified Language Means

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Never Too Late

As we’ve seen most recently with Mitch McConnell, William Barr, Mike Pompeo, and Georgia governor Brian Kemp, trump turns on everyone as even the most spineless reach their limit in sustaining lips-to-buttocks devotion to his unprecedented effort to stay in power and spread Covid-19 as widely as possible. Then there’s the news that he has… Continue reading Never Too Late

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