Even before being sworn in, Biden had devoted a series of speeches to his ambitious plans. When the action begins, it will be a tonic, as it was in 1933.
Jonathan Alter is a columnist for The Daily Beast and an analyst for MSNBC. He worked at Newsweek for 28 years as a senior editor and columnist. His most recent book, The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies, is now available in paperback.
Of the 126 Republican House members who signed that brief, 17 essentially agreed to invalidate their own votes. So invalidate them.
Public health menace. Dangerous autocrat. Racist demagogue. Incompetent whiner. It’s time to send him home for good.
The unspoken rule among former presidents is that they keep silent on the actions of their successors. Carter has never felt bound by this.
If Trump had acted in the winter of 2020 the way FDR did in the winter of 1933, we wouldn’t be in this predicament.
Trump needs to be tarred with his lack of preparedness the way “the emails” were stuck to Clinton, “the hostages” to Carter, “the pardon” to Ford, and “Hoovervilles” to Hoover.
With Joe, familiarity breeds not contempt, but respect and even love.
The next phase of this trial: question time. Here are the pointed questions the Democrats ought to ask Starr, Dershowitz, Bondi, and company.
In a very real constitutional sense, the people declared Wednesday that it’s not OK for a president to solicit a foreign power to smear a political rival.
When voters hear “no president is above the law,” many want the law in question to be more like something out of a police procedural than a constitutional law seminar.