By Joe Rothstein

Donald Trump promised to “make America great again.” Instead, he has been waging war on America.

Refusing to obey the nation’s laws and undermining the law itself.

Unconstitutionally assuming powers not delegated to the presidency.

Promoting the incarceration of his domestic…

By Joe Rothstein

Before Covid-19 became a serial killer, before quarantines created a recession, resulting in tens of millions of lost jobs and incalculable financial hardship, before George Floyd was murdered, sparking nationwide outrage, before President Trump began his campaign to destroy confidence in the election, before any of…

September 28, 2020

By Joe Rothstein

How on earth did Time magazine exclude Vladimir Putin from its list of the 100 most influential people in the world? He not only deserved that recognition, he should have been #1.

As the leader of a nation that ranks 11th…

We’re Closer Than You May Realize to Electing U.S. Presidents by Popular Vote

By Joe Rothstein

“If you take the blue states out, we’re at a level that I don’t think anybody in the world would be at.” — -Donald Trump.

At a press briefing the other day…

By Joe Rothstein

You’ve likely encountered this story more than once.

Shortly after delegates to the Constitutional Convention agreed on the details of the nation’s founding document, the wife of Philadelphia’s mayor asked Benjamin Franklin “what have we got, a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin replied, “A…

To Cowed GOP Senators, ‘Herd Immunity’ Means Protection from Trump’s Tweets

By Joe Rothstein

This is the first election in my memory where a vote for any of the Republicans running for reelection to the Senate is totally irrelevant.

Why? Because Republican senators have opted for “herd…

By Joe Rothstein

What happens next if Donald Trump loses? The Internet is churning with what-ifs about the prospect. Who picks up the Trump mantel? Do the never-Trumpers take back the party? If the party is routed, losing the U.S. Senate and many state legislatures, will there be a…

July 27, 2020

By Joe Rothstein

Pop quiz: What do these web sites have in common?

Answer: They all are home base for Republicans trying to erase the scourge known as Donald Trump from the White House, and from their political party…

Mueller’s Bizarre Message: Yes, Russia and Trump Worked Together to Elect Trump, But It Wasn’t Collusion

By Joe Rothstein

“We did not establish that members of the Trump campaign conspired with the Russian government in its activities.” — Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Washington Post 7/12/20 op-ed.

In all…

By Joe Rothstein

On the Fourth of July, two friends of mine, Stephanie and Joe Kelly, posted on my Facebook page a speech by Alexander H. Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy. Stephens delivered this speech to a cheering crowd in Georgia a few weeks before the south fired…


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