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President Donald Trump walks to the Oval Office at the White House on Tuesday Dec. 17, 2019. (Doug Mills/Copyright 2019 The New York Times)

Guest Post: Romney and the Impeachment Vote

Guest Post: Romney and the Impeachment Vote

This guest post was submitted by Fargo-area attorney Mark Western. The impeachment trial of President Trump is now over.  It is a part of history.  The President has been acquitted on both counts.  There will be collateral damages, both in terms of the body politic as well as public trust in their institutions. Now the

President Donald Trump

Guest Post: Is There Something Other Than a Trump Republican?

This guest post was submitted by Fargo-based attorney Mark Western Impeachment is a big deal this week.  Even though the result of Wednesday’s vote in the United States House of Representatives has not yet happened, the results of it are being reported as a foregone conclusion.  The President of the United States will be impeached. 

George Kent, center, and William Taylor, right, appear for a House Intelligence Committee impeachment hearing in Washington, D.C., on Nov. 13, 2019. Washington Post photo by Matt McClain

Guest Post: Impeachment Hearing Gave Little Reason for Anyone to Change Their Minds

This guest post was submitted by Fargo-based attorney Mark Western I spent some time yesterday watching the impeachment hearings conducted by the United States House of Representatives Intelligence Committee.  As a practicing attorney (and an avid political watcher), I have been watching, with some interest and some confusion, about the points that the various members

Justin Trudeau, Canada's prime minister. Bloomberg photo by David Kawai

Guest Post: Justin Trudeau Shouldn’t Resign but He Should Change His Tune

This guest post was submitted by Fargo attorney Mark Western Today, the internet is gripped by the hysteria of knowing that the Prime Minister of Canada wore a black-faced costume in 2001, and also appeared blackfaced at some point in the 1990s.  As a matter of war and peace, this is not.  But it is

Ralph Northam's page in the 1984 yearbook of Eastern Virginia Medical School in which two people are wearing blackface and a KKK costume. Obtained by The Washington Post

Mark Western: Northam Shouldn’t Resign

This guest post was submitted by Fargo-based attorney Mark Western “Those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” If I were a betting man, I bet I don’t agree with many policy ideas that Governor Ralph Northam (D- Va.) has proposed. I think that his recent comments about birth/abortion are especially barbaric. But I

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