Patrick Chovanec

Patrick Chovanec


Managing Director, Chief Strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, Adjunct Professor at Columbia SIPA, former biz prof at Tsinghua University in Beijing

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To say “the President has the power to appoint or remove ambassadors (or other officials)” is not enough. If, for instance, he received a bribe to appoint or remove someone, that would not be a legitimate exercise of his powers.

What I find interesting is how Trumpism frames itself as an assault on entitlements, when in fact it is ALL ABOUT entitlements, it just feels that entitlements have been directed to the wrong people.

If that is the case, then why is the impeachment clause even in the Constitution?

The one question I’ve wanted every GOP member of Congress to answer since this thing began is what they WOULD consider an impeachable offense. They’ll never answer, because they’re afraid the next moment they turn around, Trump will have done it.

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It is rather amazing that yesterday the sitting President of the United States was fined $2 million for defrauding eight charities, and it barely registered as a scandal.

Monday was a script. This is the real Trump.

The widow of the Indian man murdered in Kansas in February anti-immigrant hate crime now faces deportation from US.

I've been a Republican all my life. I am a Reagan conservative, down the line. But it's become painfully clear to me that GOP officeholders today see the red hats as their base, and won't listen to people like me unless I deny them my vote, and persuade others to do the same.

Trapped in Malaysia doesn't carry quite the same punch as trapped in North Korea.

I just saw ad from Russian state TV on NY subway, telling viewers to trust them not corrupt US media. It's like a dystopian novel.

If Trump doesn't make a major speech to denounce this stuff, he's failing his first test as our next president.

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