Impeachment is the most under-utilized, but politically potent check on executive power in the Constitution. It’s there for a reason and the authors of our organizational parchment surely envisioned it being used more frequently than once every 60 years. Indeed, impeachment may well be the only defense we have against the rising authoritarian powers of a presidency which seeks to impose its will under the cover of the Unified Theory of the Executive. And let us not forget that impeachment is a more democratic form of deposing of a ruler than the process that put him or her into power, since both the congressional prosecutors and senatorial jurors are actually elected by popular vote and members of the electoral college aren’t. Regime changes should start at home. Impeachment is nutritious. Dare to take a bite. More
I hate war as only a soldier who has lived it can…Its brutality, its futility, its stupidity. – Dwight Eisenhower. For the first time in decades, passage of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has been delayed due to disagreements between Democrats and Republicans. The disagreements at the center of the delay in Congress are, as usual, partisan More
I never cease to be amused by the brazen hypocrisy of the dismal, dollar-drenched Goldman Sachs-Citigroup-JP Morgan Chase-Council on Foreign Relations Democrats. Yesterday morning, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (Net Worth: $101 million, D-CA) blessed the drafting of Articles of Impeachment against the demented fascist oligarch Donald Trump. She gave the nod in a short oration that cited the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution to accuse the rancid and rogue President of the United States of trying to enlist foreign leaders in helping him undermine the integrity of the 2020 presidential election. More
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Jennifer Matsui on global capitalism’s killer rampage; Thomas Adams on Corruption Inside the UAW; Laura Carlsen on the Collapse of Honduras; TJ Coles on using Aid as a Weapon Against Venezuela; Christopher Ketcham on the Fantasy of Sustainable Development; Andrew Smolski on FOIA and Transparency; and Alexander Cockburn on George Orwell as Snitch. PLUS: Kent Paterson goes inside El Paso and Juarez; Jeffrey St. Clair on impeachment; Pete Dolack, Daniel Raventos and Julie Work on Brexit; Ron Jacobs on Marianne Williamson and Lucy Schiller on a Body in Fukushima.