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Trump’s unfitness doesn’t hang on what Mueller uncovers

Asha Rangappa on what’s really at stake:

Cohen’s guilty plea on Thursday demonstrates that Trump’s behavior is fundamentally incompatible with the vision of government expressed by the Constitution itself. To wit, Trump not only believes it’s OK to profit from the presidency, but he’s also willing to put the U.S. under a foreign adversary’s thumb to do it.

Candidate Trump’s secret attempt to enrich himself through a business deal with a hostile foreign adversary is the embodiment of the twin evils the Constitution seeks to prevent. That the deal didn’t materialize is immaterial from a constitutional point of view: They may still have influenced Trump’s weirdly favorable view of Russia, or the inexplicable change in the Republican Party

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By Leo Igwe, July 9, 2017 Next time you encounter those peddlers of dubious superstitious, religious and paranormal beliefs, whether online or offline, let them know in no uncertain terms that: I doubt it; you doubt it; we doubt it!
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By Thomas R. DeGregori, April 22, 2017 The iconic Cowboy, not the real one, is being used to demonize immigrants.
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By Leo Igwe, March 29, 2017 The standards of science in Africa, what is regarded as science or scientific in Africa, should not be different from what applies in other parts of the world.

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