Lance Simmens: Gone are the days of high-level debate and compromise, gone are the days of any semblance of bipartisanship, gone are the days when patriotism dictated that the needs of the people would take precedence and prominence over partisanship.
Bill Blum: None of the potential witnesses identified by Democrats could offer evidence as relevant as the President on his motives in dealing with Zelensky and ordering a hold on American aid.
Karen J. Greenberg and Joshua L. Dratel: The indefinite detention that began at Guantánamo Bay has now spawned its mirror image in the camps for undocumented immigrants (and their children) along the U.S. Mexican border.
Berry Craig: In the end, the Republican Senate will exonerate the Republican Trump. Hosannas and alleluias will rise heavenward from godly white folks in the marbled chamber and galleries, on Trump radio and TV and across the length and breadth of Red State Trumpistan.
Ted Vaill: Will some of the 22 Republican Senators who are up for reelection in 2020 or retiring have the courage to stand up for the Constitution and the country and allow a real, not a fake impeachment proceeding to be held?
Allan Smith: It’s hard to imagine that any urbanite is yet to utilize the services of any rideshare companies.
Sharon Kyle: The Office of Diversion and Reentry found that providing housing through programs like the Housing Court is about seven times less expensive than incarcerating the mentally ill and provide for a more permanent solution.
Richard W. Behan: If you can stomach following suit, adopting McConnell’s delaying tactic will open an unprecedented opportunity: a chance for you alone to cause Donald Trump’s removal from office.
Rich Procida: Our democracy depends upon the President’s respect for the Constitution and the separation of powers. A President who refuses to cooperate with a Constitutionally mandated Congressional Inquiry is unfit to hold office.
Bill Blum: While mainstream pundits debate the wisdom of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s decision to delay delivering the articles to the Senate until the upper chamber agrees to conduct a meaningful impeachment trial, progressives should take the opportunity to highlight the inadequacy of the current articles, and urge the Democrats to expand them while there is still time.
Steve Hochstadt: For the few members of Congress who position themselves near the middle, who represent districts where elections are in doubt, their votes represent more than partisan loyalty – they display courage or its absence.
John Peeler: He should be impeached because he’s violated the law to protect himself and taken actions that endanger the security and integrity of our democratic system.
Bill Blum: Indeed, if ideology made no difference in the way judges render decisions, we would never have stressed over Trump’s nominations of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh.