So it looks like that’s it. If you are Donald Trump, you get to exchange American power, money and influence with foreign powers in return for personal gain. You get to diminish America’s standing in the world in return while improving your own. You get to invite or extort America’s foreign enemies to attack your […]

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Republicans are apparently going to disallow subpoenaed documents and witnesses during Senate impeachment proceedings.. That’s not a trial and it’s inconsistent with the Constitution, but it is consistent with the Republican Senate’s refusal to carry out its duties under the Constitution (SeeMerrick Garland) and the Republican Party’s continuing Russian-aided attack on our democracy.   Everyone […]

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The 2020 Census is Coming

Last night, I attended a meeting of the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee upon which I serve. As we move forward with this year’s count, let me emphasize that the Census is both bipartisan and nonpartisan. Every community has an interest in making sure that every single person is counted. It matters because an undercount […]

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We should not have to remind ourselves, but the notion that are all created equal is a foundational American principle and we have been at our best when we have lived by it. It is set forth and embodied in our founding documents, the writings of the philosophers who influenced our Founders’ thinking, the Equal […]

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