Bill Blum: For Trump, rules, including the rule of law, are meant to be broken. Defiance, fueled by a volatile mix of psychopathology, sociopathy and ignorance, is his brand.
Bill Blum: Trump has dispatched Barr to promote a wacky rightwing conspiracy theory that could discredit the Mueller report, divert public attention from Trump’s manifold acts of corruption, and cripple the impeachment inquiry.
Bill Blum: The Constitution requires the Senate to conduct an impeachment trial, and how the Senate fulfills that responsibility could be as important to the future of American democracy as the result itself.
Bill Blum: With its five-member conservative majority now firmly entrenched, the panel is poised to swing further to the right as it grapples with issues on LGBT rights, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, abortion, the Second Amendment and “religious liberty.”
Bill Blum: Trump, for his part, appears increasingly exhausted, paranoid and incoherent, not unlike Ricard Nixon in the final stages of Watergate.
Bill Blum: Kavanaugh has wisely declined to comment on the op-ed or the calls for his impeachment. Trump, on the other hand, has proceeded with the usual reckless abandon.
Bill Blum: No one is more acutely aware of the macabre parlor game involving her possible demise than Ginsburg, who continues to weather the speculation with wit, grit and a graceful sense of irony. I
Bill Blum: The Constitution should be read as a “living document,” taking into account not only the Constitution’s text and history but also giving due consideration to contemporary values, social needs and evolving traditions.
Bill Blum: Anyone who doubts that Trump is a racist either is extraordinarily gullible, isn’t paying attention, doesn’t care, or worse, is a racist himself or herself.
Bill Blum: Chief Justice John Roberts rules the roost—and while he may be a swing vote, make no mistake: Roberts is no liberal.
Bill Blum: An estimated $35 million was spent to fund Mueller’s work; now it’s time for ordinary Americans to hear from him under oath.
Bill Blum: But what about Clinton and the Democrats? With all the attention on Trump, it’s easy to forget the Clinton campaign’s election law transgressions associated with paying for the Steele dossier.
Bill Blum: If you are looking for confirmation that the Supreme Court is moving ever further to the right, you don’t have to wait for its decisions in a pair of pivotal cases concerning partisan gerrymandering and the census.