Just a short post this week, but I hope you’ll find it thought-provoking. I’ve been busy planning, recording, editing, and publishing season 4 of my podcast, “Higher Callings.” I have the final full episode of the season ready to drop this week, though I intend to follow it up with a bonus episode next week and possibly a highlights episode at some point. The podcast takes a lot of time, and I have to juggle that with the time it takes to write this Substack, but now that I’m almost done with the podcast for a while I hope to have more time for writing.
Interesting commentary - I had been thinking about Clinton and Nixon as parallels but of course they were never indicted. If you believe some sources, Trump really never expected to win the presidency in 2016, but ran for the publicity and its boost to his marquee value for his real estate properties. I will be very interested to see the theory for the criminal charges. The NYT article about Bragg was very interesting.
No one is arguing against holding a former President accountable for felonies committed. A key difference here, though, is the degree to which this prosecutor must stretch to try to find a prosecutable felony, and the ugly specter of someone running (successfully!) for local election as prosecutor on a platform of targeting this prominent political opponent.