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Amid the shifting sands of Christopher Hitchens's accounts of and apologias for his bearing witness (deemed false witness by the man he still insists on calling his friend) against Sidney Blument

With the impeachment slogfest over, Congressional Democrats, particularly the liberals, once again face the ever-aggravating matter of their thorny relationship with President Clinton.

This essay is adapted from Thomas Ferguson's "Blowing Smoke: Who Wants Clinton Impeached And Why," for American Democracy in the Twenty-First Century, edited by William Crotty.

On February 26 last, my old friend Sidney Blumenthal emerged from the grand jury and made a bravura appearance on the courthouse steps in Washington, DC.

It might make sense to end it now, except

That wouldn't show the managers respect.

So even if their case now seems inert,

In

The Spirit of the Laws
, Montesquieu draws a distinction that is useful in thinking about the impeachment of Bill Clinton.

As the impeachment trial was slouching toward completion, another issue began rising in prominence: Can Bill Clinton be indicted while he's President?

Chief Justice Rehnquist now presides.

He rules the chamber that decides

If Clinton should remain or go.

This role's important, that we know.

"Nothing in life is so exhilarating," Winston Churchill wrote in his memoir of the Boer War, "as to be shot at without result." Surely this accounts for the ebullience of Congressional Democra

The middle names we have are, as a rule,

Obscure, pretentious, odd or just not cool.

So someone named John Bloomingblaise McGill

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The United States is rapidly shifting toward a more aggressive foreign policy with limited public debate.

November 24, 2014

Despite the important policy changes outlined by the president last night, around six million undocumented immigrants will remain “deportable.”

November 21, 2014

Knowing that many will be left out, parents and children nervously await the executive orders the president will reveal Thursday evening.

November 20, 2014

The liberal icon has been tapped to help the party shape policy and battle the GOP in coming years.

November 13, 2014

Executive action could eradicate dark-money flows through government contractors. 

November 10, 2014

The president calls for the reclassification of Internet services under telecommunications in the name of an open Internet.

November 10, 2014

Focusing on state races where he can generate turnout makes political and policy sense for Obama.

October 30, 2014

Obama should offer clemency to Snowden for revealing the alarming truth to the American people.

October 29, 2014

The Senate minority leader also didn’t rule out trying privatization again in the future.

October 24, 2014

This time, the populist hero appears to push the door open to a presidential run.

October 22, 2014