Required Reading – July 28 Evening Update

Required reading from around the web of the best, most interesting, or most though provoking things we’ve read:

Turley: Congress has powers other than impeachment against Rosenstein

“His effort would have been the first impeachment of a senior executive officer other than a president since 1876. But it likely would have been unsuccessful because it is not a valid basis for impeachment. Indeed, the impeachment standard is designed to prevent this type of impulse-buying response to a fairly common conflict with the executive branch. No matter how one may feel about Rosenstein’s tenure, his impeachment would come at a far greater cost to our Constitution and political system. I have long agreed with critics in Congress who have objected to the conduct of the Justice Department in response to legitimate demands from oversight committees looking into the handling of both the Clinton and Russia investigations. The FBI has abused classification authority in redacting clearly unclassified but embarrassing information, as well as slow-walking the disclosure of information. For more than a decade I have testified in Congress calling for it to more aggressively use its contempt authority in such cases, including reexamining the role played by the Justice Department in killing every contempt referral against its own officials. However, contempt proceedings are vastly different from impeachment proceedings in both purpose and standards.”

Read more at The Hill.

Hinderacker: The Polls Are Crazy

You want to know where the American voter is headed, and what is likely to happen in November? Good luck

Read more at Powerline Blog.

Cato: A Poisonous String of Thoughts: Is Anti-White Racism the New Anti-Semitism?

“The basic ideas used to demonize Jews for centuries are now being wielded by cultural Marxists to do the same thing to white people in three ways: historical tropes, selective economic statistics, and sociological exaggerations.

[…]  . . . modern leftist thought renders white people guilty of two unforgivable crimes: . . .”

Read more at American Thinker.

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