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
Conflicts of Interest / donald trump / Trump Administration

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
donald trump / Hate Speech / Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression / Voting Rights Act

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
donald trump / Republican Party / Trump Administration

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?
Constitution / donald trump / Trump Administration

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

Memo to Independent Counsel Starr: President Can Be Indicted
donald trump / Impeachment / Trump Administration

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

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King
donald trump / Environment / Health Care Reform / Immigration / Net Neutrality / Trump Administration

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King

The Perils of Being Led by the Bankruptcy King Trump Chooses Ideology over Jobs July 16, 2017 President Trump is currently proposing major changes to three industries that account for approximately one-third of the U.S. economy – health care, energy and the internet. In each case, the decisions are primarily ideologically based, providing red meat … Continue reading

Dems File Impeachment Resolution on Trump
donald trump / Impeachment / Trump Administration

Dems File Impeachment Resolution on Trump

California Congressman Brad Sherman has filed an impeachment resolution against President Donald Trump.  H. Res 438 asserts one article of impeachment only – for obstruction of justice.  The resolution is co-sponsored by Al Green (D-TX). Sherman explained: As the investigations move forward, additional evidence supporting additional Articles of Impeachment may emerge.  However, as to Obstruction … Continue reading

Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency
Climate Change / Cuba / Muslim Travel Ban / Trade / Trump Administration

Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency

From Code 45 Trump’s Wilsonian Presidency It is hard to find comparison’s in American history for the first 147-days of the Trump Presidency.  It is, however, decidedly Wilsonian.  Woodrow Wilson, the former Princeton University President and great internationalist, you ask?  No – George Wilson, the grumpy neighbor from Dennis the Menace. Trump’s signature policies to … Continue reading

Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets
Climate Change / donald trump / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets

Reposted from Code45 Understanding Trump’s Calamitous Climate Change Decision in 20 Tweets   #1 – CLIMATE CHANGE IS REAL The Weather Channel's response to Trump's Paris pullout was potent and perfect. https://t.co/nm3chKi5Yc pic.twitter.com/5u7P1orxMH — Slate (@Slate) June 1, 2017 #2 – IT IS NOT JUST AN ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE, IT IS A HEALTH CRISIS Lancet Countdown's … Continue reading

Study in Contrast:  Trudeau v Trump on Ramadan
Canada / donald trump / Islamaphobia / Trump Administration

Study in Contrast: Trudeau v Trump on Ramadan

In comparing Canada and the United States in their statements on Ramadan, you will see that one country is led by a bright, articulate leader and the other nation is led by Donald Trump.  Trudeau’s statement is sincere, respectful and inclusive, while Trump spends approximately half the message on terrorism. Trump equates Islam with terrorism.   … Continue reading

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey
Congressional Republicans / Ethics / Friends Running for Congress / Republican Congress / Russia / Trump Administration / Voting Rights Act

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey

Choosing the Republic Over the Republican Party: A Challenge to Rep. Katko and Sen. Toomey While I am a lifelong Democrat, I consider myself fortunate to know two Republican members of Congress. I was a high school classmate of Senator Pat Toomey and shared a secretary with Congressman John Katko when we were young lawyers … Continue reading

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP
Racism / Trump Administration / Voter Suppression

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP

Coretta Scott King, Jeff Sessions and the GOP Originally Published on Code45.us. This evening the United States Senate found Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren out of order for reading a letter from Coretta Scott King submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee with regard to Jeff Session’s 1986 nomination to serve as a federal judge in Alabama. … Continue reading

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC
donald trump / Hate Speech / Trump Administration / Uncategorized

Trump Removes Militias from Terror Watch, Ignores Lessons from OKC

On February 2, Reuters reported that the Trump Administration was changing  the Department of Homeland Security’s program “Countering Violent Extremism”.  The program would now focus exclusively on “radical Islamic extremism” and would no longer target groups such as white supremacists who have also carried out bombings and shootings in the United States. The timing of … Continue reading

Launch of Code 45
Code 45 / Trump Administration

Launch of Code 45

Today I launched Code 45, a new blog devoted to providing background information on important issues related to the Trump Administration.  Many of the posts I will reblog on this page as well, but wanted to have a repository of research and commentary that others could draw from. Our first posts examine the Alt-Right Connections … Continue reading