Philip Rotner

2020 Presidential Election

The War Against Far-Right Extremists

Donald Trump may be out of the Oval Office, but the right-wing extremists he enabled and incited to violence on…

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2020 Presidential Election

The Case for the Senate to Convict Trump in Impeachment II

On January 13, 2021, the House of Representatives impeached President Donald Trump for the second time. As of the date…

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2020 Presidential Election

Congress Can’t – Not Just Won’t, CAN’T – Overturn the Election

There is less than meet’s the eye in Trump’s anticipated last stand in Congress on January 6, 2021.    This…

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2020 Presidential Election

The Case to Prosecute Trump After He Leaves Office

Should President Trump be prosecuted for crimes after he leaves office? There is no single overarching answer to this question.…

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2020 Presidential Election

The Constitution Can’t Protect U.S. Democracy From Trump

Ever since the day Donald Trump was inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States, the conventional wisdom has…

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2020 Presidential Election

“Defund The Police” Means Re-Elect Trump

Is “defund the police” the dumbest political slogan ever? Until somebody comes up with “abolish the fire department,” it’s a…

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2020 Presidential Election

Trump’s Dukakis Moment

In an attempt to portray himself as something he wasn’t, the Democratic nominee for the 1988 presidential election, Michael Dukakis,…

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Courts and Law

Decoding Barr’s Threat to State Coronavirus Orders

Attorney General William Barr has warned state and local authorities not to go “too far” with their coronavirus-related restrictions.  Barr…

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Courts and Law

Fire at Will: The Supreme Court May Soon Declare Open Season on LGBTQ Employees

While we’re all focused almost exclusively on the COVID-19 crisis, a case with potentially disastrous consequences for the LGBTQ community…

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Domestic Policy

Stupid Kills: The 5 Dumbest GOP COVID-19 Governors, Ranked

As late as March 30, 15 states had issued neither stay-at-home orders nor ordered the closure of non-essential businesses. All 15 have…

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