- January 12, 2021
The feral mob brandished white supremacist and nazi flags that they held as they listened to Trump’s words and carried their odious standards into the Capitol building. These weren’t protestors exercising their constitutional rights. This was, as Shakespeare put it, insurrection “foul, base and bloody."
- December 23, 2020
It is customary for an outgoing President to grant 11th hour pardons, sometimes to surprising recipients. Of course, not all presidential pardons are created equal. To be sure, justice and mercy are worthy and occasional goals. But the end-of-term pardons often reveal other, less savory objectives.