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13 May 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Having witnessed decades of shocking cynicism on the part of Republicans, I sometimes think that I can no longer be shocked when they become even more cynical. [read post]
20 Apr 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
The U.S. economy has lost at least 22 million jobs over the past month, with the unemployment rate headed to Great Depression-level heights. [read post]
1 Apr 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In a world that is stranger than anything we ever could have expected to experience, we are now so regularly shocked that it actually becomes shocking when something still shocks us.That has been true in a general sense for several years, as people have been dismayed by how many norms and precedents Donald Trump has handily destroyed—and by the Republicans who have abandoned seemingly every principle they ever claimed to hold dear in order to enable and abet their new leader. [read post]
23 Mar 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It is absolutely essential that Congress pass a massive economic rescue package, as soon as possible. [read post]
18 Mar 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
In these unprecedented times of stress, people understandably yearn for decisive actions by their leaders to solve problems. [read post]
15 Mar 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Understandably, the rush of recent events has made it nearly impossible to think about anything other than the global coronavirus pandemic. [read post]
9 Mar 2020, 2:00 am by mes286
Stevens Professor of Law, Cornell Law School, and Neil H. [read post]
4 Mar 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
For the past four years, I have been writing with increasing levels of alarm about the fundamental threat to the rule of law that Donald Trump and the Republican Party represent. [read post]
26 Feb 2020, 9:00 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Saying, “Professor Buchanan is right that Trump and the Republicans will ignore this election’s results” risks depressing turnout—as well as all but guaranteeing an epidemic of personal bouts of depression, as people give up hope.In other words, I get it. [read post]
19 Feb 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
There was never any mystery about Donald Trump’s ignorance of the Constitution or his disdain for the rule of law. [read post]
12 Feb 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Two weeks ago, before Senate Republicans aborted their sham trial of Donald Trump, I thought of the title for this column: “How Much Worse Will Trump Become, and How Quickly? [read post]
5 Feb 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
With Senate Republicans having now acquitted Donald Trump of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress, we can expect Trump to increase his abuse of power and even more brazenly obstruct Congress. [read post]
15 Jan 2020, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
With yet another dreary made-for-TV “debate” (and the scare quotes are truly appropriate here, because these are most assuredly not debates) in the books for the Democratic presidential candidates, and with the Iowa caucuses now less than three weeks away, commentators are intensifying their “soul of the Democratic Party” analyses and weighing in on the party’s center-right versus center-left schism that has become especially pronounced in the past year.That is not to… [read post]
7 Dec 2019, 7:30 am by Howard Bashman
“Professors, Impeachment, and Vanity”: Neil H. [read post]
4 Dec 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It is increasingly rare that I am able to write about current affairs with any sense of optimism or happiness. [read post]
25 Nov 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
Donald Trump’s presidency has already put the United States on a nearly irreversible path that ends with the destruction of our constitutional democracy. [read post]
13 Nov 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
One of the many choices that people have had to make over the last four years is whether to treat Donald Trump’s provocations seriously or as mere public-relations hype. [read post]
6 Nov 2019, 9:01 pm by Neil H. Buchanan
It turns out that the attacks on Senator Elizabeth Warren for not yet having explained in detail the financial underpinnings of Medicare-for-All were pretextual and dishonest. [read post]