‘When the President does it, it’s Not Illegal’

After Richard Nixon resigned from office over the Watergate scandal, he was interviewed by David Frost, who asked Nixon about illegal actions of a president: “Frost: So what in a sense you’re saying is that there are certain situations…where the president can decide that it’s in the best interest of the nation or something, and do something illegal. Nixon: Well when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal. Frost: By definition. Nixon: Exactly.” Evidently, that Read more […]

Wrong People Resigning Amid Scandals

When Operation Fast and Furious became national news, several top ranking members of the ATF resigned even though there is a substantial amount of evidence that the orders came from the White House and DOJ. When the disaster of what took place in Benghazi, Libya became national news, a number of high ranking State Department officials resigned, although there is a ton of evidence that President Obama and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton were responsible. When the IRS scandal became national Read more […]

Of Filibusters, the Nuclear Option, and other Hot Air

Harry Reid has warned Senate Republicans that he might consider resorting to the “nuclear option” if Republicans don’t stop filibustering Obama’s executive appointees (many of which have already been deemed unconstitutional). The “nuclear option” refers to the presiding officer over the Senate (typically the Vice President) disregarding a rule or precedent. All it takes for the presiding officer’s overruling to become a new precedent is a simple majority vote. Ending a filibuster Read more […]