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Ron Powell commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post For Mr Assange, in Memoriam 2010; 2016; 2019
"Extremism of any stripe almost always undoes itself..."
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Impeachment or Prosecution?
""[H]igh crimes" signifies activity by or against those who have special duties acquired by taking an oath of office that are not shared with common persons.[1] A high crime is one that can only be done by someone in a unique position…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Impeachment or Prosecution?
""[H]igh crimes" signifies activity by or against those who have special duties acquired by taking an oath of office that are not shared with common persons.[1] A high crime is one that can only be done by someone in a unique position…"
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Ron Powell commented on Anna Herrington's blog post Earth Day
""Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental…"
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Ron Powell commented on Anna Herrington's blog post Earth Day
""Rachel Louise Carson (May 27, 1907 – April 14, 1964) was an American marine biologist, author, and conservationist whose book Silent Spring and other writings are credited with advancing the global environmental movement." She…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Impeachment or Prosecution?
""[H]igh crimes" signifies activity by or against those who have special duties acquired by taking an oath of office that are not shared with common persons.[1] A high crime is one that can only be done by someone in a unique position…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Impeachment or Prosecution?
"Here's a question for the ages: Would the failure to impeach constitute an impeachable offense?  Article I, Section 2, Clause 5 of the Constitution grants to the House of Representatives "the sole power of…"
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Ron Powell commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Abigail Disney Calls Bob Iger’s $65 Million Compensation Insane
"Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place…"
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Ron Powell commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Abigail Disney Calls Bob Iger’s $65 Million Compensation Insane
"Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution Section 1. Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place…"
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moki ikom commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Elizabeth Warren's Call for Impeachment
"Doc Vega is a firm believer in our kakistocracy,  kak·i·sto·cra·cy /kakəˈstäkrəsē/ noun government by the least suitable or competent citizens of a state. "the danger is that this will reduce us…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Elizabeth Warren's Call for Impeachment
"Doc, Why wouldn’t I be spending an Easter morning with my wife? (Actually, I mostly did.) Well, my avatar might give you a clue. To me it’s Passover.  No, Trump was NOT exonerated of collusion. That is absolutely not the conclusion…"
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koshersalaami commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Elizabeth Warren's Call for Impeachment
"As an American citizen, you should be deeply embarrassed by your view that your political ally should be above the law because he is your ally. You would never opt for such leniency to a Democrat. Of course, nor would I, which is the biggest…"
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Ron Powell commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post What's Missing in Ms Warren's Impeachment Call
"I'll go with this kernel of wisdom from Koshersalaami: "This is a legal issue and we have no Constitutional right to treat it as a political issue. If the President did actually shoot someone in Times Square, would we consider not pressing…"
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moki ikom commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Elizabeth Warren's Call for Impeachment
"DeVile cannot yet, maybe never, be aided for his being jaded nor therefore maybe ever become deeply embarrassed by his view that his political ally Trump/Republicans should be above the law because Trump is his ally, his ally in surviving a…"
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Ron Powell commented on Rodney Roe's blog post Impeachment or Prosecution?
"If the Constitution is to have any meaning or value at all, it is in the fact that our political actions and activities are to be informed, guided,, controlled, and governed by the principles it evinces and embodies. The Constitution (the electoral…"
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Safe Bet's Amy commented on Ron Powell's blog post A Question About Elizabeth Warren's Call for Impeachment
""President Trump even with all the resistance from the Democrats has resurrected the US economy, achieved the biggest tax break for the middle class in history..." **ahem**  You need to put down that crack pipe, Doc... The US had a…"
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Bio: Work in progress.....I'm a lawyer by training, a teacher by nature, and a musician at heart.....What I post here is just my opinion, valued by me and no one else.....

"If I could help someone as I pass along.

If I could cheer someone with a word or song..."

Ron Powell (BA, Howard University,’68; JD, University of Connecticut School of Law, ’71), is a semi-retired teaching attorney who, among other things during his career, has been the director of the African American cultural centers at both Yale University and the University of Connecticut. In addition, he has written produced and directed several plays for productions performed on college campuses in Connecticut.

During his career as a professor of law and public policy at the University of Hartford, he produced and hosted "Black Perspective", a television program which aired weekly at the NBC affiliate located in Hartford as part of their public service broadcasting. He has worked in legal services, as a middle manger in both the private and public sectors and has served the nation as an officer in the Air Force, he was honorably discharged at the rank of 1st Lt.

Mr. Powell has owned and operated his own businesses and, for a period of several years, wrote a weekly op-ed column for the Meriden Record-Journal in Meriden Ct. Currently, he is a freelance writer for publications in the New Haven area and lectures on a variety of topics and provides consulting services in a variety of areas....

Finally, Mr. Powell has been a keyboard performer and part-time DJ for more than 45 years. He is an avid collector and historian of recorded Jazz, Fusion, Funk, R&B, and Doo Wop....A life time poker enthusiast, he has been a senior contributor on a poker web sight and blog and has played in the World Poker Tour, 7 card stud finals. Mr. Powell has had his own blog, The Modern Times Post, at: themoderntimespost.blogspot.com. He also blogs occasionally at Talking Points Memo Cafe (TPMCAFE).

During the summer of 2011 he performed solo each Sunday for brunch at Capriccio, the upscale Italian restaurant, in Resorts Casino, Atlantic City, NJ...

Now fully retired, he recently taught Media Law and Ethics and Introduction to Mass Communication at Stockton College in Galloway, NJ, 20 minutes away from AC...

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A Question About Elizabeth Warren's Call for Impeachment

Posted on April 20, 2019 at 5:00am 30 Comments

So here's the question:

Is she correct in insisting that constitutional principles supersede.presidential politics?

In the End, Trump Will Discover the True Meaning of Equal Justice Under Law: Death and Taxes

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 7:30am 1 Comment

Death and taxes is a common reference to the famous quotation:[1]

Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.

— …
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At 12:35pm on June 26, 2017, MV Neland said…

Glad to be friends, Ron. Many exciting debates and discussions ahead if us.

At 1:31pm on October 11, 2016, Dharmabummer said…

I just read a few of your comments and liked the cut of your jib.

At 6:17pm on September 18, 2016, Victor Picard said…

Why are you concerned?

At 8:53pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

You are so right! 

 

At 8:18pm on June 22, 2016, Rosigami said…

Thanks, Ron! 

At 7:36pm on February 5, 2016, The Songbird said…
Thank you for the invite, Mr. Powell. Much obliged.
At 2:31pm on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

It was probably way too soon to hit you with this.  You just got here.   My apologies.   If you ever decide to allow me to use it, here is an example of what I did with Julie's avatar.  It is intended solely as a compliment to an image that inspires me.   No rush and once again... welcome to Our Salon.  

 
 
 

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