Washington and Lee Cancels Lee’s Horse—But Not Lee

A case in misplaced priorities.

The Town Without Elections Redux

Updating the political saga of Newbern, Alabama.

That’s Quite a Defense

Only the best attorneys.

Pence Speaks the Truth

Trump asked him to overturn the election.

Trump and the Presidential Records Act

A legal defense without merit.

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What happens when you lose [Insert Name]?

When a go-to “nonpartisan” defender breaks rank does that change your opinion?

Violent Rhetoric: Legal But Dangerous

Politicians and other thought leaders are playing with fire.

Judge Mehta Shining in Unenviable Role

Applying nuanced judgement under the highest scrutiny is what we expect, but don’t often get.

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Oath Keepers Founder Sentenced to 18 Years

The stiffest punishment yet for a January 6 seditionist.

Post-Shame America

The courts can’t save us from ourselves.

Violent Jan 6er Gets 14 Years, Longest To Date

The punishments are increasing as the worst of the worst are sentenced.

Proud Boys Convicted of Seditious Conspiracy

The worst of the worst Capitol Riot players have been brought to justice.

It’s Good to Be Clarence Thomas

The questionable ethics of living a lavish lifestyle based on high office.

Daniel Ellsberg Wants More Leaks

The Pentagon Papers guy laments that there are too few like him.

Spying on Ourselves

Should we expect privacy from our own cameras?

National Divorce

The lunatic fringe idea is both appealing and unworkable.

The Democrats’ Patriotism Problem?!

Whither American civil religion?

Fox Hosts Knew Election Claims Were B.S.

They went all-in on the Big Lie and we now have the receipts that they knew what they were doing.

Pence Subpoenaed by Trump Special Counsel

An aggressive but expected move.

Trumpy Tabs for Tuesday

Because I had a lot of open tabs.

David Crosby, 1941-2023

The folk rock legend is gone at 81.

Trump’s 187 Minutes

As I have noted before: he betrayed his oath.

Banning Trump From Office

The January 6 Committee recommends invoking the Insurrection Clause.

Trump Committed Four Crimes, Say January 6 Committee

The ball is now in Merrick Garland’s court.

GOP Still Failing Trump “Termination” Test

Contrary to a Politico headline, the GOP response to Trump’s anti-constitution talk continues to underwhelm.

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Oath Keeper Founder Guilty of ‘Seditious Conspiracy’

A watershed moment in the prosecutions of the Capitol Rioters.

Not Both Sides

One of these things is not like the other.

The American Military Officer and the Constitution

My latest publication.

Trump Perjured Himself

The former President knowingly signed a false affidavit in support of the Big Lie.

Mastriano Under Fire From Colleagues and Mentors

A former dissertation advisor and two Army War College professors are speaking out against the gubernatorial candidate.

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The Parkland Shooter Sentence And The Death Penalty

Another example of the arbitrariness of the death penaly

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Constitution

Is it time to call the whole thing off?

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Commentary On Presidential (De)Classification Powers

“Declassification, even by the President, must follow established procedures.” (Trump Administration 2018)

Liz Cheney Walloped in Primary

The Trumper consolidation of their control of the GOP continues.

Liz Cheney’s Future

She’ll almost certainly be out of a job in January. Then what?

January 6 and the Collusion Trap

What is the right measure of success for the Committee investigating the Capitol riot?

January 6 Committee Closing in On Trump

New evidence gets us a wee bit closer to a smoking gun.

The Weak Case Against the January 6 Committee

Republicans killed their parents and demanding mercy for being orphaned.

Ketanji Brown Jackson to Be Sworn in Today

Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring today and will swear his former law clerk in his replacement.

Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

Call Her Senator Misled

Concerned no more, Senator Collins is now dismayed that she was misled.

Taking Notes on a Criminal Conspiracy

The Proud Boys, Trump family, and Alex Jones all filmed documentaries of their actions leading up to January 6.

January 6 Committee Public Hearings: Day 1

The laying out of the case begins.

Trump Pondered Mexico Missile Attack, Shooting BLM Protesters

The 45th President was a psychopath.

Proud Boys Leader Turns Rat

A key planner of the Capitol riot has agreed to testify against others in exchange for a lighter sentence.

Trump Facing Multiple Legal Disasters

The 45th President is unlikely to face Federal prosecution but state and civil suits are not going his way.

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Secrecy and Democracy

How do we know when our government is telling us the truth?

Butterfly Center Closed Over Fears of Conspiracy Nuts

A ginned up controversy regarding a border nature reserve has escalated.

Banning ‘Insurrectionists’ Redux

Lawyers in North Carolina are trying to get a Congressman off the ballot.

The Abuse of Power in a Small Town Police Force

Not Mayberry. Not even close.