Climate Change, the Green New Deal and ‘socialism’
The Green New Deal targets climate change--but that’s not all. Because of other provisions, President Trump and Republicans are already raising a familiar political spectre: “socialism.” Democrats are divided, as always. Are big, bold ideas worth the risk in the next presidential election? What are the lessons from last year’s Democratic victories?
The Iran nuclear deal: ‘Not for the faint of heart’
Ambassador Wendy Sherman admits she “lost it,” and broke down in “tears of anger and frustration” as lead negotiator for the Iran Nuclear Deal. But she persevered, and the deal got done. Now, the U.S. has pulled out. She talks about what that means and how women need to “reinforce each other” in a man’s world. Her new book is called, “Not for the Faint of Heart; Lessons in Courage, Power and Persistence.”
The State of the Union: Trump’s chance to make history
President Trump asked for unity from a newly divided Congress--which has more women than ever before. But, he still wants his wall, among other familiar demands--including new limits on a woman’s right to abortion. Responding for the Democrats, Stacey Abrams focused on America’s increasing diversity.
Impeachment, Mueller and Roger Stone
Some newly elected Democrats want Trump to face impeachment. But veterans like Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff are calling for patience. Schiff tells To the Point that Congressional investigations need to find more evidence to develop public support. Meantime, Robert Mueller has indicted long-time Trump crony Roger Stone. His dirty tricks go back to the days of Richard Nixon.
Is it Time for Impeachment After All?
Demands for the impeachment of President Trump are on the rise since Democrats re-took the House. But, what if the Senate refused to convict him? Leading Democrats fear that a move to impeach Trump would only make him stronger. But--win or lose--the Constitutional process could put a check on his despotic inclinations.