Rethink the week
Robert Hennelly, writer for Salon.com
Stephen Pimpare, Carsey School of Public Policy, UNH
Lincoln Mitchell, Columbia University
Dean Spiliotes , Presidential Scholar, Southern NH University
Skip Tenczar delivers some political poetry
Three jurors conferred with the defense.
What was their excuse or flimsy pretense?
They were sworn to be impartial
But there seems to be no marshal
Who can arrest them for their blatant offense.
Quote of the day: "We tried a frickin' really good case...we slammed them down on the mat and won this case." Michael van der Veen, Trump impeachment trial attorney.
stat of the day:
Shocking stat: 57 senators who voted to convict Trump represent 76.7 MILLION more Americans than 43 senators who voted to acquit
thought of the day: It is no longer the Republican party, today Feb 14 it officially died. It is now just a mob.
We discussed, with our panelists, the impeachment trial, and what its effect will be going forward for races in 2022 and 2024.
It is obvious that because Republicans will be controlling access to votes through gerrymandering and voter suppression, that we will have minority rule for years to come. The minority will be whites, gun-owners, rural. Adding D.C., Puerto Rico, the Territories might mitigate this. We can only hope that voters will remember that there was an attempted coup on January 6, when one branch of our government attacked another branch, and that this is part of an ongoing attempt to disrupt American democracy.