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

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
February 5, 2020 4:36 pm

Cheer Up: Impeachment Worked the Way It Was Supposed To

Even in a “trial” without witnesses, the House managers presented overwhelming evidence that Trump was guilty as charged. Everyone knew…
Philip Rotner
February 1, 2020 9:50 pm

The GOP’s Sham “No Witnesses” Arguments—Explained

Or rather, debunked.
Philip Rotner
January 8, 2020 5:35 am

Did Trump Create a New Standard for “Self-Defense” By Killing Soleimani?

President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo are justifying the targeted killing of the commander of Iran’s Quds Force,…
Philip Rotner
January 7, 2020 6:00 am

How Rudy Got Trump Impeached

Had Trump hired just about any competent lawyer instead of Rudy, his political circumstances would look quite different.
Philip Rotner