New At YDN
A small-r republican case for impeachment. Nut graf:
So what is to be done? In a memorable essay called "Why I Write," George Orwell remarked that one of the forces propelling his political engagement was "a power of facing unpleasant facts." Undoubtedly the realization that justice demands the president's impeachment will strike many people as unpleasant, to put it mildly. Despite that unpleasantness, any legal remedy for the president's crimes short of impeachment is simply insufficient; the president's debt to society for the wrongs he has inflicted upon it can only be recouped by removing him from office.