Philip Rotner

Domestic Policy

America Is Hostage to the Stories Trump Wants to Tell About Himself

Donald Trump’s character flaws have shaped—and are continuing to shape—the federal government’s disastrous response to COVID-19. From the day Trump…

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2020 Presidential Election

Is Mike Bloomberg Ready For His Close-Up?

Step up to the plate, Mike Bloomberg.  Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you. Coming out of the New…

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Courts and Law

Trump Impeachment Epitaph: Constitutional Jury Nullification

Even in a “trial” without witnesses, the House managers presented overwhelming evidence that Trump was guilty as charged.  Everyone knew…

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Courts and Law

The GOP’s Sham “No Witnesses” Arguments

President Trump’s lawyers threw one bogus theory after another against the wall in arguing against calling witnesses in Trump’s Senate…

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Foreign Policy

Defining “Self-Defense” Down

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are justifying the targeted killing of the commander of Iran’s Quds Force,…

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Courts and Law

How Rudy Got Trump Impeached

Rudy Giuliani, more than any single person other than Trump himself, is responsible for Donald Trump’s impeachment. Trump was impeached…

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Courts and Law

Where’s Rudy?

If there is one piece of evidence that might bring around a handful of congressional Republicans to the pro-impeachment side…

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Courts and Law

Trump’s Defense of Last Resort

Although they haven’t articulated it very well, and perhaps they don’t even fully understand it yet, President Trump’s defenders are…

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Courts and Law

Impeach With All Deliberate Speed

If the impeachment process stays on its current course, the result is all but certain. House Democrats will impeach President…

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Courts and Law

Dems Should Avoid The Rabbit Hole Of Trump’s Initial Motives And Focus On His Later Actions

House Democrats need to be careful about how they frame any extortion/bribery allegation against Donald Trump. President Trump’s congressional defenders,…

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