Thursday in Whitewater will be cloudy with a high of thirty-two. Sunrise is 7:02 AM and sunset 5:14 PM, for 10h 11m 52s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 89.8% of its visible disk illuminated.
Today is the one thousand one hundred eighty-fifth day.
On this day in 1967, Stokely Carmichael speaks at UW-Whitewater as part of a forum series entitled Black Power and the Civil Rights Movement.
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The House Impeachment Managers write Trump won’t be vindicated. The Senate won’t be, either:
Over the past two weeks, we have argued the impeachment case against President Trump, presenting overwhelming evidence that he solicited foreign interference to cheat in the next election and jeopardized our national security by withholding hundreds of millions of dollars in security assistance to pressure Ukraine to do his political bidding. When the president got caught and his scheme was exposed, he tried to cover it up and obstruct Congress’s investigation in an unprecedented fashion. As the trial progressed, a growing number of Republican senators acknowledged that the House had proved the president’s serious misconduct.
Throughout the trial, new and incriminating evidence against the president came to light almost daily, and there can be no doubt that it will continue to emerge in books, in newspapers or in congressional hearings. Most important, reports of former national security adviser John Bolton’s forthcoming book only further confirm that the president illegally withheld military aid to Ukraine until Kyiv announced the sham investigations that the president sought for his political benefit.
The Washington Post editorial board writes History will remember Mitt Romney:
ON WEDNESDAY, as Senate Republicans prepared to acquit President Trump of abuse of power, Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) offered a profile in courage. He announced he would vote to convict the president, becoming the only Republican to do so. Mr. Romney, alone, defied the partisanship and political incentives of the moment — and was willing to endure the punishment that is surely on its way — simply because he judged conviction to be the right call.
Mr. Romney’s reasoning was simple: The president is obviously guilty. “There’s no question that the president asked a foreign power to investigate his political foe,” he said Wednesday. “There’s not much I can think of that would be a more egregious assault on our Constitution than trying to corrupt an election to maintain power. And that’s what the president did.”
Unlike many of his GOP colleagues, Mr. Romney refused to ignore the facts. “I don’t see how in good conscience I can reach a conclusion and not be true to what my heart and mind tells me is true,” he told the Deseret News shortly before his announcement.
Mr. Romney rejected on Wednesday the cynicism that has driven so many of his colleagues to avert their gaze from the roiling disaster of the Trump presidency. “He’s the president of the United States. I voted with him 80 percent of the time,” he said. “I agree with his economic policies and a lot of other policies. And yet he did something which was grievously wrong. And to say, well, you know, because I’m on his team and I agree with him most of the time, that I should then assent to a political motive, would be a real stain on our constitutional democracy.”
(One can be a critic of Romney and yet see that he has acted rightly, commendably, and enduringly on principle.)