Posted at Alternet.org on Oct. 28, 2019

How the Supreme Court and the morbidly rich are ruining democracy in America

People being killed by wildfires in California and people dying because they can't afford their insulin are the same thing. Both represent the capture of government by corporations-in other words, both are symptoms of democracy in the United States being replaced by a corporate state with little regard for morality, life or the law.
Posted at Salon on Oct. 21, 2019

Is war on the menu for 2020 elections?

We complain that democracy is under assault from Donald Trump, but he’s just a cog in a much larger worldwide machine that is tearing down democratic self-governance.
Posted at Truthout on Oct. 14, 2019

Here’s What the Framers of the Constitution Had to Say About Impeachment

There has been much discussion about what the framers of the Constitution thought about impeachment of the president, particularly given the wide range of impeachable things Trump has done, and the debate around whether impeaching him is consistent with the thoughts of the men who wrote the Constitution’s impeachment clause.
Posted at Alternet.org on Oct. 7, 2019

From Nixon to Trump: Here’s how ideologues and partisans seized the Court

After Brown v. Board and its subsequent supporting decisions in the 1950s, and Roe v. Wade in 1973, Republicans concluded that they needed to curb—or seize—the power of the Court. The easiest way to do that would be to have as many Republican presidents in the White House as possible, as each could potentially nominate new conservative justices to the Court.

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