Is there anything Nancy Pelosi would impeach a president, vice president, or justice for?

Nancy Pelosi has consistently and adamantly opposed impeaching Bush, Cheney, Trump, or Kavanaugh.

This has been her position every day of the year, in the minority, in the majority, before elections, after elections.

Let’s find out if there is anything she would impeach anyone for, and if so, what it is.

Ask Nancy Pelosi: http://bit.ly/asknancy

Irresponsibility: A One-Act Drama:

Stage set: a dining room at left, an office at right

A woman enters read more

It’s not all bad as ‘boofing’ Brett will sully the whole institution: Kavanaugh on the High Court will be a Source of Ridicule

By Dave Lindorff

It looks like Brett “I like beer” Kavanaugh will soon be the ninth member of the Supreme Court.

The FBI has turned in a submissive fig leaf of a report on its cursory, rushed and presidentially circumscribed “investigation” into the claims of sexual abuse leveled against him by several women who assert that he attacked them when they were in high school or college, and now the three Republican senators who pretended to be concerned about his behavior and his veracity in read more

Tomgram: Ben Freeman, The Saudi Lobby Juggernaut

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If you were sleeping in 2010 when the Supreme Court — you know, the perfectly reasonable one that didn’t yet have Brett Kavanaugh on it — made political spending a form of free speech with its Citizens United case, you may not yet know that American politics is increasingly a possession read more

Pasting Over Vacuity With Identity in U.S. Politics

I’m very, very strange. I think democracy would actually be a good thing, not just grounds for bombing other countries. As long as we’re stuck with electing supposed representatives, I want to make that system approximate as closely as possible actual democracy. This attitude results in some bizarre positions. For example, I want candidates to lay out a detailed policy platform with hard commitments to particular actions. Even weirder, I don’t really care what a candidate looks like or what read more

Tomgram: Danny Sjursen, Backfire, a Generation of American Folly

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In July 1999, Chalmers Johnson began the prologue to Blowback: The Costs and Consequences of American Empire this way: “Instead of demobilizing after the Cold War, the United States imprudently committed itself to maintaining a global empire. This book is an account of the resentments read more

Is War Alcohol?

War is a self-perpetuating habit that harms its users and can provide a certain momentary high. At a peace conference in Canada recently I heard a number of people refer to themselves as “recovering Americans.” The degree to which many people imagine wars are launched and continued for rational reasons is a major misunderstanding; war cannot be explained without irrationality.

But any metaphor can be taken in a misleading direction, and I think that has been done with war and alcohol.

What? read more