In coming elections, Americans will have a choice, as always, when it comes to the kind of government we want: An open, liberal, representative democracy or some version of the old monarchy the Founders rejected, and that would be, in the modern world, an autocratic form of government, if not a dictatorship. It would be … Continue reading Don’t like Putin? Don’t support Trump and Republicans.
When President Gerald Ford pardoned his predecessor, Richard Nixon, from any and all crimes he might have committed in the Watergate scandal, Ford’s approval rating dropped 20 points. He also lost the 1976 election to Jimmy Carter, and the Nixon pardon is oft-cited as the main reason. The New York Times called Ford’s decision “a … Continue reading Ford pardoned Nixon. Now Biden should pardon Trump? To hell with that.