Ph.D. in U.S. history from Vanderbilt, with an emphasis in the history of public policy; two articles published as a graduate student, two books as a historian. J.D. from the University of Wisconsin; eight law review articles in print.
William B. Turner, Ph.D., J.D. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Donald Trump President of the United States (for another week, anyway)
Donald Trump has ordered meat packing plants in the United States to continue operating despite multiple cases of Covid-19 among employees and a failure of employers to test them all. Because employees in the plants are predominantly Hispanic, this move fits well into Trump's war on Hispanics.
Is awakening sudden, or gradual? It is well to use the term, "awakening," rather than "enlightenment," because "enlightenment" tends to invoke a lot of beliefs and assumptions that get in the way more than point to the path. Soon after his own awakening, a passerby saw him and asked him what he was.
Jury nullification is an important concept in the United States, and one that prosecutors really don’t like. It has the capacity to allow individual citizens to exercise independent judgment about the criminal law and the guilt or lack of guilt of any criminal defendant, which is why prosecutors really don’t like it.
The Democratic nominee for 2020 should work hard for black voters and not at all for Trump voters. The latest poll from Iowa shows former Vice President Joe Biden in the lead for the Democratic nomination for president. It's still very early, and this result is likely a function of name recognition. After Obama, Biden is the most famous Democrat in the country. He did just spend two terms as vice president to Obama, who gets criticized from both sides, but did win election twice and so was a successful president on that score.
Is the nuclear power deal with Saudi Arabia finally too much for Republicans? Republicans love Donald Trump. They had no choice after he declared his candidacy. He won the Republican nomination with his campaign announcement, because once he stated out loud the racist bargain Republicans had been running on implicitly since Nixon, the Party leadership could not afford to disown him, without alienating their base.
A recent story indicates that Trump's campaign staff is worried about the 2020 reelection effort because the candidate, at 72, is starting to show his age and is tired. His campaign realizes that he has lost a lot of support in some of the states that helped him win in 2016, and worries that he may not have the energy for campaigning that he mustered that time.