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January 13th, 2021 - 5:11 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Some (bad) arguments for not impeaching Trump

The following is extracted from an op-ed titled “Impeachment is not the answer” by newly-elected Rep. Lisa McClain (R-MI, photo left, bio here) published in The Hill (here) on Wednesday, January 13, 2021, about an hour after the U.S. House of Representatives impeached President Trump for[...]

January 12th, 2021 - 6:37 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

“What are we supposed to do?”

That’s the question a pro-Trump rioter asked outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, as his fellow rioters disrupted the counting of electoral votes, and with ziptie handcuffs in their hands went looking for congressional leaders to lynch on the gallows they’d erected, an[...]

January 12th, 2021 - 5:44 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

OIympic swimmer ID’d as rioter

“Klete Keller, a swimmer and two-time Olympic gold medal winner for the United States, was recognized by former teammates and coaches as one of the participants in the deadly pro-Trumb mob that overtook the Capitol last week,” The Hill reported on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. Read story he[...]

January 12th, 2021 - 5:28 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Middlebury College revokes Giuliani’s honorary degree

Middlebury College of Vermont revoked an honorary degree it gave Rudy Giuliani in 2005, The Hill reported on Tuesday, January 12, 2020. Read story here and the college’s statement here. On Monday, the college’s president, Laurie Patton, accused the Giuliani of “fomenting the violent uprisi[...]

January 12th, 2021 - 11:28 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Smile for the camera, cop killer

“The FBI has released two photos of a suspect they want to question about the murder of US Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick during last week’s violent riots,” the U.K.-based tabloid Daily Mail reported on Tuesday, January 12, 2021. Read story here. Note: This photo and video a[...]

January 12th, 2021 - 1:01 am § in Donald Trump, Politics

Heart of darkness

   Heart of Darkness is an allegorical novel by Joseph Conrad often interpreted as a journey into the darkness of the human heart. Donald Trump is a unique figure in American history and we can only hope there will never be another like him. As a nonpariel demagogue, he took America on a journey i[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 7:41 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

“Republicans’ Blind Support for Trump Is NOT About Judges and Tax Cuts but About Bigotry and Raw Power”

“by Neil H. Buchanan “With the passing of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg having been so quickly followed by Republicans’ gleeful and immediate abuse of power politics to replace her, there has been a renewed effort to explain why the political party that Trump took over with great hostili[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 3:02 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Seattle man charged with assaulting Capitol police officer

“A Seattle man was charged in federal court after police said he struck an officer during the deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol building last Wednesday, the U.S. Attorney’s office confirmed,” KING 5 News, a Seattle TV station, reported on Monday, January 11, 2021. Mark Leffingwell, 5[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 2:45 pm § in Donald Trump, Law and Courts, Politics

Seattle cop union boss falsely blames insurrection on BLM

Mike Solan (photo), president of the Seattle Police Officers Guild, tried to blame the U.S. Capitol insurrection incited by Trump and perpetrated by his followers on Black Lives Matter and “the far left.” Solan, a rightwing extremist who’s been criticized in the past for controvers[...]

January 11th, 2021 - 2:07 pm § in Donald Trump, Politics

Airport arrests of D.C. rioters (video)

Rioters who assaulted the U.S. Capitol are easy pickings for police at airports as they try to return home. Here’s a sampling of those arrests. Return to The-Ave.US Home Page[...]