Ramesh Ponnuru



Oct 11, 2019
A member of Congress who concludes that a president needs to be removed for the country’s protection should not be dissuaded by legalistic arguments that don’t match the constitutional design.


Oct 10, 2019
He has simply tended to his base in an exaggerated version of what politicians usually do: He’s aligned himself with its priorities. People are naturally going to be sympathetic to someone who is on their side of the big political issues.


Oct 7, 2019
If remedying past discrimination in our country is the point of race-conscious admissions, admitting nonwhites from abroad, or with recent roots in the U.S., won’t help that cause.


Oct 1, 2019
There’s a lesson here for Trump’s opponents, too. If they want impeachment to be followed by removal, they are going to have to persuade millions of voters who are currently in his corner.


Sep 27, 2019
Removing a president for high crimes and misdemeanors is not something to be done lightly. There is plenty of room for debate over what counts as an impeachment-worthy offense. It may be wiser to leave a judgment of Trump’s conduct to the next election.


Sep 25, 2019
The political arguments for and against impeachment aren’t decisive. Democrats can’t be confident that seeking to remove Trump from office will help them, or that it will hurt them. With the politics hard to figure, they may as well do what they think is right.


Sep 19, 2019
Modern presidents have tended not to acknowledge that they need congressional approval before going to war; enough of the original understanding of the proper division of authority has survived that presidents have often asked for that approval.


Sep 16, 2019

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