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George Stephanopoulos asks New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu 

George Stephanopoulos asked New Hampshire governor Chris Sununu  by Prof. Heather Cox Richardson Letters from an American This Week, host George Stephanopoulos, “Just to sum up,” “You support [Trump] for president even if he’s convicted in [the] classified documents [case]. You support him for president even though you believe he contributed to an insurrection. You support him for president even though you believe he’s lying about the...

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Just some news from Reporting in Letters from an American

Full article at the link. Last night Prof: Heather Cox-Richardson reporting in “Letters from an American” a comment made by Tucker Carlson to Egyptian journalist Emad El Din Adeeb. Carlson emphasized an equivalency of American leaders to Russia’s Putin. My Letters Take . . . “Every leader kills people . . . Some kill more than others. Leadership requires killing people.”     I can not think of any US president openly assassinating a...

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February 9, 2024, Letters from an American

Why is it that Democrats always pick the wrong guy? Yes, he delivered an honest, nonpolitical, and legal determination of Biden’s guilt or innocence as assigned to do. No, he is not entitled to go forward with his personal BS assessment of Biden a man he obviously distains. February 9, 2024, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox-Richardson Yesterday, Special Counsel Robert Hur, appointed by Attorney General Merrick Garland in January...

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January 26, 2024, Letters from an American,

As far as you and I, antics in a court room would not have been acceptable. Trump is begging for a jail cell. Begging so he can claim to be a martyr for his beliefs. No feeding of the chimps no matter how much they jump up and down and toss excrement at you. It has to be frustrating to him that no one will react, January 26, 2024, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox-Richardson This afternoon a jury of nine Americans deliberated for less...

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Mr. Lincoln’s War, signing the Emancipation Proclamation

January 1, 2024, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox-Richardson On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln signed his name to the Emancipation Proclamation. He said . . . “I never in my life felt more certain that I was doing right, than I do in signing this paper. If my name goes into history, it will be for this act, and my whole soul is in it.” The Emancipation Proclamation provided that as of January 1, “all persons held as...

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“the battle for democracy will be fought—and won”

December 21, 2023, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox Richardson The Washington Post editorial board today wrote that “the battle for democracy will be fought—and won” by “explaining to the world why freedom matters to everyone, every day.” So, on an evening when our power has finally been restored, but too late for me to do a deep dive on anything, let’s see what that might look like from today’s news:  For years now, the U.S. right...

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trump aligning supporters with global far-right movement to destroy democracy

December 17, 2023, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox Richardson It seems that former president Donald Trump is aligning his supporters with a global far-right movement to destroy democracy.  On Saturday, in Durham, New Hampshire, Trump echoed Nazi leader Adolf Hitler’s attacks on immigrants, saying they are “poisoning the blood of our country”—although two of his three wives were immigrants—and quoted Russian president Vladimir...

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Special Prosecutor Jack Smith files with SCOTUS

To get to SCOTUS first and decide whether trump has immunity from any and all criminal prosecution. This has been the heart of trump’s attorney filings and to delay. In the Southern Florida Federal District, we can see this emerging with a judge who appears to be promoting delays. The manner of which is similar in getting him to the 2024 election where once elected (if such can be) he can claim immunity to crimes committed. Then there is SCOTUS...

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Presidential Campaign Politics November 2023

November 28, 2023, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox Richardson I broke this down into various topics which makes it a bit more directed. Prof. Heather covers broad and interesting territory on the nation’s political activities. Pence: Here at home, the 2024 presidential campaign is heating up. This morning, Katherine Faulders, Mike Levine, and Alexander Mallin of ABC News broke the story that former vice president Mike Pence had...

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Rooting out Communists, Marxists, Racists, and Radical Thugs

Successful Economy or failing economy, this person of no distinction should be denied the presidency. November 13, 2023, Letters from an American, Prof. Heather Cox Richardson In a speech Saturday in Claremont, New Hampshire, and then in his Veterans Day greeting yesterday on social media, former president Trump echoed German Nazis. “In honor of our great Veterans on Veteran’s Day [sic] we pledge to you that we will root out the...

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