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Six Key Takeaways from NYTimes Important Assessment “Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy”
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Six Key Takeaways from NYTimes Important Assessment “Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy”

New York Times’ White House correspondent Mark Landler has written a very important assessment of President Trump’s first year in foreign policy entitled: Trump’s Way: Trump, the Insurgent, Breaks With 70 Years of American Foreign Policy. Here are six key takeaways from this assessment of an uninformed amateur blundering his way through the world. Trump … Continue reading

IN BRIEF: Trump Ignores Pentagon, Congress and Reality in Denying Threat of Climate Change
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IN BRIEF: Trump Ignores Pentagon, Congress and Reality in Denying Threat of Climate Change

Below are a few resources outlining how President Trump’s removing climate change as a national security threat is contrary to the view of the Pentagon and Congress and ignores the link between climate change and terrorism, the refugee crisis and food security.  Trump’s Continued Recklessness on Climate Change While military commanders consider climate change a … Continue reading

The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government
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The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government

The GOP’s War on America: From the Reagan Revolution to the Hijacking of American Government The election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 was a turning point in our history and brought into government a phalanx of ideological conservatives. Reagan’s foot soldiers would be the Generals in the Gingrich Revolution a decade later, as Republicans took … Continue reading

Wash Post Editorial: Voter Suppression is the Civil Rights Issue of this Era
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

Wash Post Editorial: Voter Suppression is the Civil Rights Issue of this Era

Last week I wrote about the need to build on the outrage over Charlottesville and President Trump’s total failure in moral leadership, to make Heather Heyer’s death a turning point in the fight against intolerance in America.   I explained: While denunciation of white supremacist is important, equally important is moving the country in the opposite … Continue reading

In Brief: Why You Should Care About Trump’s Conflicts of Interest
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In Brief: Why You Should Care About Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

In Brief  features pull together content from multiple sources to provide an overview on a topic.  This segment is on President Trump’s many conflicts of interests. See Sunlight Foundation’s Ongoing List of Trump Conflict of Interest. CONSIDER THIS: The Trump family’s endless conflicts of interest. Chapter and Verse https://t.co/8TQZNi733T pic.twitter.com/oUf2s8OgIi — Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 3, 2017 … Continue reading

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration
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A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration

A Bipartisan Response To Charlottesville And The Trump Administration Like many Americans, I was appalled by the events this weekend in Charlottesville. As the cameras turned to the president’s golf retreat in New Jersey, my disgust turned to outrage as Trump failed an early test of moral leadership. It was not simply that Trump did … Continue reading

The Rise of Anti-Americanism . . . in the GOP
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The Rise of Anti-Americanism . . . in the GOP

Republicans are often the first to brandish a flag or claim the mantle of patriotism or to question others’ patriotism over something as trivial as wearing a flag lapel pin. When it comes to the substance of American values, however, recent survey results, demonstrate that Republican views increasingly are hostile to bedrock American values. Nothing … Continue reading

Is it Time for Pence to Make His Move under 25th Amendment?
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Is it Time for Pence to Make His Move under 25th Amendment?

Under Section 4 of the 25th Amendment: Whenever the Vice President and a majority of either the principal officers of the executive departments or of such other body as Congress may by law provide, transmit to the President pro tempore of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives their written declaration that … Continue reading

Congrats on Freedom Writers’ 10th Anniversary
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Congrats on Freedom Writers’ 10th Anniversary

You may remember the Hillary Swank film, “The Freedom Writers” (which was adapted from Erin Gruwell’s book “The Freedom Writers’ Diary) recounting how an idealistic young teacher connected with a racially polarized Long Beach class by teaching tolerance and getting them to communicate about the conflicts around them.  Soon they were reaching out to students … Continue reading

Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted
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Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted

A memorandum prepared for Whitewater Independent Counsel Ken Starr by then-University of Illinois Law Professor Ronald D. Rotunda asserting that a sitting President may be impeached has surfaced.  Rotunda, now the Doy and Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University, had also served as assistant majority counsel for the Watergate Committee Rotunda’s … Continue reading

We Need Your Nomination for the ABA Blawg 100
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We Need Your Nomination for the ABA Blawg 100

Every year, the ABA Journal publishes its “Blawg 100” comprising the top legal blogs (aka blawgs).  They are taking nominations in three categories: (1) blawg; (2) podcast and (3) twitter feed. Many of you are familiar with my work in this area: My blawg – Internet Law Center’s Cyber Report (whose newsletter has won an LA … Continue reading