Raskin, a constitutional scholar who was a regulation professor earlier than Maryland voters elected him to Congress, has lengthy advocated for the institution of an unbiased and nonpartisan Fee on Presidential Capability to Discharge the Powers and Duties of Workplace. Now, the Home Speaker is speaking up Raskin’s laws that will act on the part of the 25th Amendment that empowers Congress to determine a everlasting “physique” that, with the concurrence of the vice chairman, can declare that the president is “unable to discharge the powers and duties of his workplace.”
However within the period of Trump, all the things is all the time about Trump. And with the presidential election lower than a month away, the questions on whether or not Pelosi and Raskin have been merely trolling a troubled president framed the dialogue even after the speaker defined, “This laws applies to future presidents. However we’re reminded of the need of motion by the well being of the present president.”
So be it.
If Trump’s irrational presidency, and the politics surrounding it, have introduced us to the purpose the place we would lastly resolve basic questions on presidential incapacity and succession, that’s a very good factor for the longer term. This nation leaves too many constitutional questions unanswered till crises develop—and that, Raskin reminds us, is harmful. […]
“As soon as, a union job at GM or AT&T was a bridge to success. Now, a nonunion Wal-Mart job is a bridge to nowhere.” ~~Andy Stern
At Each day Kos on this date in 2007—And the media performed silly: vicious harpy version:
Let’s get proper to it. Michelle Malkin. Once more.
Everyone knows the lengthy story. The quick model right here is that she’s determined it is truthful recreation to stalk the household of the 12 12 months outdated child who had the temerity to make use of the SCHIP program and say he appreciated it, and that you simply may, too. This was evil, in fact, as a result of though Malkin’s household confronted just about the identical predicament three years in the past, her household is Republican and presumably has quite a lot of American flag lapel pins, whereas this child’s household is a bunch of Jerkoff Nazis from Planet Stalin.
However here is how, regardless of the outrage, the media insists on being dumber than Malkin. As emptywheel points out, when the New York Instances lastly takes word of the truth that Malkin is a corrosive bottom-feeder, they overlook all about her syndicated newspaper column and semi-regular TeeVee appearances (together with substituting for Invoice O’Reilly) and she becomes…
Michelle Malkin, one of many bloggers who’ve strongly criticized the Frosts….
Sure, solely an icky-poopie blah-grr would sink so low. Did not you realize?