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Trump’s Senate trial likely to further tear at national divides

Trump’s Senate trial likely to further tear at national divides

President Donald Trump’s Senate trial will open in an atmosphere of acrimony Tuesday that will underscore how his impeachment, far from purging political corruption, is likely to tear even deeper national divides. At a seminal moment of American history, 100 senators are serving as jurors and must decide whether to remove Trump from office for…MORE

8 things to watch at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial

8 things to watch at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial

Here are the key things to watch at President Donald Trump’s Senate impeachment trial. Things will change — We have a basic outline of how we think the trial will go, but it’s clear things will change as the trial progresses. For instance, much or all of Tuesday could be taken up by debate between…MORE

Dershowitz on impeachment reversal: ‘I am much more correct right now’

Dershowitz on impeachment reversal: ‘I am much more correct right now’

Constitutional lawyer and Trump impeachment legal team member Alan Dershowitz said Monday that he is “much more correct right now” in his current views on what qualifies a president for impeachment than his near-opposite views during the Clinton impeachment. Dershowitz, a recent addition to President Donald Trump’s team, said Sunday that the framers of the…MORE

Leading the House impeachment managers is not where Adam Schiff expected to be

Leading the House impeachment managers is not where Adam Schiff expected to be

When Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California decided to join the House Intelligence Committee in 2008, taking a leading role in impeaching a President wasn’t quite what he anticipated. “He wanted to go on the Intelligence Committee for two principle reasons: Number one, it was bipartisan, and number two, it was quiet,” said former Democratic…MORE

Can a woman win the presidency? The New York Times picked two.

Can a woman win the presidency? The New York Times picked two.

Democratic voters have wrestled all year with whether they want to watch another female nominee face President Donald Trump in November. Two weeks before the Iowa caucuses, The New York Times’ editorial board wants to force a reckoning — by endorsing Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Amy Klobuchar. The newspaper’s decision to endorse two women this…MORE

Trump sets off for Davos just as Senate impeachment trial heats up

Trump sets off for Davos just as Senate impeachment trial heats up

President Donald Trump, who took off from Washington on Monday evening, is expected to be choppering into Davos, nestled in the Swiss Alps, to mingle with business leaders and foreign officials on Tuesday just hours ahead of when the US Senate will begin his impeachment trial. Trump, who missed the World Economic Forum’s annual meeting…MORE

How Donald Trump wins

How Donald Trump wins

Buried in the new CNN national poll is a single data point that may well be the key to how someone as unpopular as President Donald Trump can win a second term in November. And it’s this: 55% of Americans approve of the job Trump is doing on the economy, while 40% disapprove. That +15…MORE

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When the “Victims” Strike Back

A lot of terms were used to describe the man that opened fire on Republicans members of Congress at their baseball practice in Alexandria, Virginia on Wednesday.  “Bernie Sanders supporter”, “left wing extremist”, “disturbed”, and “troubled” were the most common used by those investigating the matter, those who were among the targets and those who…

Less Than Compelling

Usually us curmudgeons like to go on and on about how sports, music and movies were better in “our day”.  I think that you can add Congressional hearings to that list as well.  That’s what I was thinking during both the James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions testimony the last couple of weeks.  While…

Un-settling the Science

While James Comey was sucking up all the oxygen in the room, there was a pretty major science announcement last week.  It turns out that the human species might be much older than we originally thought.  Fossils found in Morocco place our earliest ancestors on the planet as far back as 350-thousand years ago.  Until…

Open Week

Welcome to US Open week here in Wisconsin.  Many of you will be venturing down to Erin (or Hartford or Richfield–I’ve seen all three used to describe the location of the course in stories) for practice rounds the next three days–or for the competitive rounds Thursday through Sunday (and possibly Monday–more on that later).  Here…