John Stoehr

John Stoehr is the editor of the Editorial Board. He writes the daily edition. Find him @johnastoehr.

Impeachment inquiry is on

July 26, 2019 /

Looks like Jerry Nadler wanted to do it without looking like he was doing it, and from what I can tell, he succeeded. The Democratic chairman of the House Judiciary Committee announced today his panel would file suit to force the release of grand jury information from Robert Mueller’s investigation. He did it on a…

In the End, There Must Be Justice

July 26, 2019 /

There’s more than one way to hold a president accountable.

Does impeachment = accountability?

July 26, 2019 /

I have been reading Ed Kilgore since he was blogging for the Washington Monthly. With amazing consistency, Ed is sensible, sober, well-reasoned, stubborn (gracefully) and deeply moral. So when someone I respect as much as Ed calls on us to consider the moral consequences of a second Trump term, as a result of potentially blowing…

A flawed Constitution?

July 25, 2019 /

Ian Millhiser says it doesn’t give us a way to get rid of bad presidents. Impeachment? No. He calls that “a paper tiger”: There should be a way to remove a criminal president from office, but the impeachment power ain’t it. The power of impeachment is a paper tiger, largely unused throughout American history, and…

Nihilist Press Abets Fascist Politics

July 25, 2019 /

If nothing matters but power, Trump can do no wrong.

Nihilism in a Nutshell

July 25, 2019 /

Below is the Times’ Maggie Haberman. She tweeted this yesterday. She’s defending an earlier tweet (see the screenshot) in which she agreed with her Times colleague Adam Goldman that yesterday’s Mueller hearing didn’t reveal anything new and therefore had very little worth paying attention to. Fact: Mueller said Trump could be charged with crimes after…

Mueller and the anti-moral press

July 24, 2019 /

They are driving me crazy. Maybe it’s a short drive. The Post’s Aaron Blakehttps://twitter.com/johnastoehr/status/1154046500126593024?s=20 The Times’ Glenn Thrushhttps://twitter.com/johnastoehr/status/1154046909092265984?s=20 The Times’ Trip Gabriel, Maggie Haberman and Adam Goldmanhttps://twitter.com/johnastoehr/status/1154047515366326272?s=20 The Times’ Peter Bakerhttps://twitter.com/johnastoehr/status/1154047722653138944?s=20 Add to this list. —JS

Mueller Just Needs to Be Mueller

July 24, 2019 /

The case against Donald Trump won’t fade after he testifies.

Wednesday is Mueller’s time

July 23, 2019 /

Everyone is talking about Robert Mueller’s testimony tomorrow. Here are few thoughts. Mueller is going to tell us what he’s already told us. It’s important for people to see that on TV. GOP says if Mueller doesn’t have anything new, Trump’s in the clear. That’s nonsense. Did the Dems wait too long? I don’t think…

The Folly of ‘National Conservatism’

July 23, 2019 /

Never-Trumpers are paving the way for a revival of liberalism.