Pardons after charges – timelines

I would not be shocked in Trump pardoned Manafort.  Since Cohen implicated Trump, he won’t be getting a pardon.

Majority of the Senate represents only 18% of the US population

Rural America vs. Urban America

from the article:

“But if liberal advocates are clinging to the hope that federalism will allow them to create progressive havens, they’re overlooking a big problem: Power may be decentralized in the American system, but it devolves to the state, not the city. Recent events in red states where cities are pockets of liberalism are instructive, and cautionary. Over the past few years, city governments and state legislatures have fought each other in a series of battles involving preemption, the principle that state law trumps local regulation, just as federal law supersedes state law. It hasn’t gone well for the city dwellers.”