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Philip Rotner

Philip Rotner is a columnist whose articles appear in national publications and on his website, philiprotner.com. Philip is an attorney who has practiced for over 40 years, both in private practice and as the general counsel of a global professional services firm.  Philip’s views are his own, and do not reflect the views of any organization with which he has been associated.


Articles by Philip Rotner (page 1)

September 21, 2021 5:30 am

The Failed Game Plan for Overthrowing the 2020 Vote

The basis of John Eastman’s memo: Get Pence to lie, then count on the GOP to be Trump trucklers.
Philip Rotner
January 18, 2021 5:12 am

The Legal Case for the Senate to Convict Trump

Open and shut.
Philip Rotner
December 18, 2020 5:19 am

Trump’s Last Stand

No, Congress doesn’t have the final say in the election.
Philip Rotner
December 14, 2020 5:30 am

Should Trump Be Pardoned? Should He Be Prosecuted?

And what will happen if he pardons himself?
Philip Rotner
May 9, 2020 5:30 am

Bill Barr Wants Us to Pretend Flynn’s Lies Don’t Matter

The short-tenured national security advisor admitted lying to the FBI. The attorney general's rationale for wanting the case dismissed is bogus.
Philip Rotner
May 2, 2020 5:11 am

Decoding Bill Barr’s Threats To State Coronavirus Orders

Once again, Trump's attorney general becomes his political guardian.
Philip Rotner
April 9, 2020 5:49 am

Trump’s Purge of Inspectors General Deepens His Ability to Corrupt the Government

Donald Trump is going after federal inspectors general. On Monday, the president removed Glenn Fine from his role…
Philip Rotner
April 8, 2020 6:07 am

Stupid Kills: The 5 Worst GOP Governors’ Responses to COVID-19

As late as March 30, 15 states had issued neither stay-at-home orders nor…
Philip Rotner
April 4, 2020 5:25 am

America Is Hostage to the Stories Trump Wants to Tell About Himself

The president doesn't care about reality. He only cares about the stories he wants to tell about himself.
Philip Rotner
February 18, 2020 5:19 am

Is Mike Bloomberg Ready For His Close-Up?

The Democratic party is about to take a hard look at Mayor Mike.
Philip Rotner