Steven Harper

Steven Harper blogs at The Belly of the Beast, is an adjunct professor at Northwestern University, and contributes regularly to The American Lawyer. He is the author of several books, including The Lawyer Bubble — A Profession in Crisis and Crossing Hoffa — A Teamster’s Story (a Chicago Tribune “Best Book of the Year”). Follow him on Twitter at: @StevenJHarper1.

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"The revelation was just another of the presidential lies permeating the Trump-Russia story. For months, Trump and his minions insisted that there had been no contact with Russians during the campaign. They were lying." Views
Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Follow the Money: They Say It Was About Russian Orphans. They’re Lying.
Another Trump cover-up collapses. Like its predecessors, it involves Russia. Also like its predecessors, Trump is at the center. People lie for a reason. What was Trump’s reason this time? Perhaps President Trump had hoped that the public would never learn about the three Russian participants at...
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Saturday, June 24, 2017
Mueller v. Trump: The Ultimate Lawsuit
Eventually, Trump is likely to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump’s repeated statements about the Russia “hoax” — along with his apparent attempts to influence the FBI’s investigation — warrant a close look at the process by which he could do so. Equally important are the limited ways to...
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Friday, May 26, 2017
A Timeline: Pence’s Role in the White House’s Russia-Related Mess
The Trump White House has produced what appear to be at least three cover-ups. They relate to: 1) former-national security adviser Mike Flynn’s questionable activities relating to Turkey; 2) Flynn’s role in the Trump/Russia controversy; and 3) the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Each is...
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Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Trump Resistance Plan: Step One
The king and his worthless adherents are got at their old game of dividing the continent, and there are not wanting among us, printers, who will be busy in spreading specious falsehoods… — Thomas Paine, Common Sense (1776) When the victors write history, the resulting narrative often focuses on why...
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Begin The Trump Resistance Plan Before It’s Too Late
“Immediate necessity makes many things convenient, which if continued would grow into oppression…” — Thomas Paine , Common Sense (1776) Ordinary citizens searching for the convenient satisfaction of immediate necessity are Donald Trump’s unwitting allies in an unseen war on democracy. It’s...
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Thursday, January 05, 2017
The Dangerous Normalization of Donald Trump
"[W]hatever is going to happen is really here now — if only one could see it.” — H.G. Wells, 1916 Americans are living through the dangerous effort to normalize the abnormal candidate who won the presidency with a record popular vote deficit of nearly 3 million ballots. Donald Trump has about the...
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