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Trump supporter demanded to see a list of impeachable offenses; someone happily obliged

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Reader exchange from the Los Angeles Times:

SEP 08, 2018 To the editor [of the Los Angeles Times]: I hear many people say that Trump should be impeached for high crimes and misdemeanors, but where’s the list of constitutionally impeachable offenses? Let’s see the list, please.

The polarization between the two parties is not because of Trump — it is because of Obama, who acted as though America needed to be brought down a peg or two. With statements like “you didn’t build that,” he not so subtly told people that their efforts were not that important.

Now we have someone in the White House who encourages people. It is a huge difference.

For the record, I am a woman who has a doctorate, and I support Trump.

Andrea Anderson, Glassell Park

SEP 12, 2018 To the editor: One letter writer doubts President Trump has committed any impeachable offenses and wonders what they could possibly be. A partial list:

Abuse of power: Trump has sought to use the Justice Department to punish his political foes and pressured the department to go easy on candidates he favors.

Obstruction of justice: He admitted that the Russia inquiry was on his mind when he fired FBI Director James Comey. He has dangled the possibility of pardons to squelch potential witness testimony and tampered with the jury in the Paul Manafort trial by speaking out.

Violated his oath of office: The Constitution requires presidents to see that the laws be faithfully executed. Trump has delighted in undermining not only immigration statutes but also Obamacare.

Impeachable offenses needn’t rise to the level of federal crimes. It is necessary only to show that Trump used his office in ways that are inconsistent with his constitutional duties.

Brad Bonhall, Reno

Image: DonkeyHotey/Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Shared in case you need to share this list on your myriad of social media channels.
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The value of closure.

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Truth.
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What Can We Expect of Vladimir Putin When He Is Scared?

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As the Russian President, Vladimir Putin, sees his popularity wane among the Russian people, he is likely to escalate a crackdown on dissent and to engage in military conflicts, Masha Gessen writes.
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God love Masha Gessen. We should all be reading her.
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How To Fill The Glass

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“I’m not interested in whether the glass is half empty or half full. I’m interested in figuring out how to fill the glass.”
– Donald Kaberuka, President African Development Bank

(via Larissa)

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Tom Clancy’s Jim Halpert

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This is a pitch-perfect mashup by Funny Or Die of Amazon’s new series Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan (starring John Krasinski) and The Office (also starring John Krasinski).

P.S. I know Funny Or Die called this “Tom Clancy’s Jim Ryan”, but they should have called it “Tom Clancy’s Jim Halpert”. Hardass name + goofy creampuff name = Comedy 101, folks. (via anil dash)

Tags: John Krasinski   remix   The Office   Tom Clancy   Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan   TV   video
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Tom Clancy's Jim Halpert
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Woman knits stellar map as a giant tapestry

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Australian software engineer Sarah Spencer used a 1980s knitting machine to create a gorgeous equatorial star map in the form of a huge tapestry.

From Space.com:

The piece features all 88 constellations as seen from Earth, as well as the equatorial line with the zodiac constellations running along it, stars scaled according to their real-life brightness, the Milky Way galaxy, the sun, Earth's moon and all of the planets within our solar system. Spencer made sure to put the planets, sun and moon in specific, strategic positions so that the heavenly bodies indicate a specific date in time.

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