Philip Rotner

Philip Rotner is a columnist whose articles appear in national publications and on his website, 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

September 5, 2019 5:39 am

The R Word

Who's afraid of an economic downturn?
Philip Rotner
August 29, 2019 4:56 am

Mass Shootings Are Not a ‘Mental Health Problem’

In the aftermath of the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton that killed 31 people, Donald Trump…
Philip Rotner
August 27, 2019 4:55 am

Our Better Angels

If you’re not sure whether you’re a liberal, a leftist, a conservative, or a reactionary, help is on…
Philip Rotner
August 2, 2019 5:30 am

Trump’s Assault on the Guardrails of Democracy

“I have the right to do whatever I want as president.” -President Donald J. Trump,…
Philip Rotner
July 19, 2019 5:30 am

SCOTUS: Not Our Job To Safeguard Democracy

Last month, Chief Justice John Roberts sent a message to the snowflakes who think it’s the Supreme Court’s job to…
Philip Rotner
July 18, 2019 4:48 am

Jeffrey Epstein’s O.J. Defense

Criminal trials are often described as a search for the truth. But nothing could be further from, well, the truth.
Philip Rotner
July 3, 2019 4:42 am

Mr. President: When the Constitution Tells You to “Execute” the Law, It Doesn’t Mean It Wants You to Kill It

The Constitution requires a president to take care that the laws are “faithfully executed.” Donald Trump seems confused about the…
Philip Rotner
July 2, 2019 4:08 am

Love Actually

Why Trump loves his dictator pals.
Philip Rotner
June 26, 2019 4:52 am

Our Bizarro McLuhanesque President Needs To See It On TV

As America drinks from the firehose of Donald Trump’s bad behavior, it seems we’re losing the ability to separate the…
Philip Rotner
June 18, 2019 5:30 am

How to Impeach Donald Trump

The Republican Senate won't do it. The Democratic House won't do it. But there is a way, if Nancy Pelosi wants to do it.
Philip Rotner