COMMENTARY You remember Tail-Gunner Joe, the senator who claimed he had lists of ___ (fill in any outlandish number) communists working in the State Department. McCarthy garnered a lot of publicity for himself without ever outing a single commie before...
The New York Times has published an anonymous anti-Trump op-ed, by a senior Trump Administration official, and boy is it a doozy. It claims that Mr. Trump’s own aides are actively seeking to undermine his worst impulses in order to...
Upon encountering this question on Quora, my instinct was that the late Christopher Hitchens would have been mortified by the idea of Donald Trump leading the country that he made his home, and came to love with that special...
As Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation has heated up, the President's allies see evidence of a partisan witch hunt. Anti-Trump text messages sent by Peter Strzok, an FBI agent dismissed from Mueller's team; connections between some of the attorneys...
The Presidency is shrinking. It's unmistakable. While the current occupant of the Oval Office, Donald J. Trump, dominates the news, it is often for reasons other than the great policy questions of the day. Congress stripped the President of...
Let me defend an honorable profession that is under siege for political reasons. In my 33 years in the newspaper business, I worked with dedicated people who worked hard to provide readers with the news they wanted and needed. We...
Alan Dershowitz is professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, a prominent constitutional law scholar and among the left's towering intellectual figures. But, at the moment, among many of his fellow liberals he is persona non grata. Professor Dershowitz has earned the...
In the four months since his inauguration, Washington Republicans have clung tightly to the glimmers of promise from President Trump. The early policy fumble of the immigration ban, the air ball on Obamacare, and his countless ill-advised tweet-storms could still be...
In times of strife, Americans look to their Presidents for moral grounding. When the nation's eyes turned to President Trump this week, they found a man adrift. Charlottesville was a moral test, and one that President Donald Trump made far...
A man like John McCain comes along only once in a very long time. As a prisoner-of-war in Vietnam, he was offered release by his captors because his father was an Admiral, he refused, insisting that men captured before...
The Irish poet William Butler Yeats, a year after World War I, wrote “Turning and turning in the widening gyre / The falcon cannot hear the falconer; / Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; / Mere anarchy is...
It’s “Made in America” week at the White House and it seems like President Donald Trump is trying to keep the promises he made on the campaign trail.  However, doing so could disrupt a brilliant plan to diminish Russia’s...
Michael Wolff's new book on President Donald Trump is either an abject work of fiction or among the scariest documents in recent memory. Recent developments argue for the latter. The story it tells, of a chaotic White House occupied by...
Yesterday, we learned that a grand jury has been empaneled to investigate allegations related to a sitting President; someone within the U.S. government leaked highly sensitive transcripts of a President's phone calls with foreign leaders -- in an apparent...
Amid the dank rancor of our present political moment, glimmers of light must be celebrated. A few weeks ago, Americans watched in horror as some of us beat each other with bats and clubs and a car plowed into...
People who have not worked on the Hill may have been confused by what happened at the Senate Judiciary Committee this past week. In order to understand all that you saw, you have to understand the political nature of...
Politics, Religion, 2016 Election and Inherit the Wind The plan for this commentary is to explore the role of the many forms of southern culture in the 2016 election process. More specifically, we will dive into the complex relationship between...
President Trump, advisors such as Steve Bannon, and many of the electorate who support him, believe there is a “deep state” composed of the media, officials appointed by President Obama and allies of the former President who actively seek...
This week has been the tale of two Trumps. In dueling speeches Monday and Tuesday, we saw two sides of President Donald Trump. On Monday night, we saw a subdued, serious, very conventional president speaking from a TelePrompTer, announcing...
It is hard to describe just how normal the world felt in the early morning hours of September 11, 2001. The saga of a missing DC intern transfixed the nation, the cover of a recent issue of Time Magazine...
Only one time each year does the President of the United States command the undivided attention of a national television audience of more than 40 million people. For President Donald Trump, that day is today, with his first State of...
Today we learned that Roy Moore, the moralizing populist candidate for U.S. Senate and darling of the anti-establishment populist right, attempted to molest a 14 year old girl. We also learned that the incoming National Security Advisor Michael Flynn,...
Autopsy, a noun: a postmortem examination to discover the cause of death or the extent of disease. After President Trump and Speaker Ryan declared the American Health Care Act dead, it is time to conduct an autopsy on it....
Since his victory in 2016, President Donald Trump has made two high profile economic decisions. One failed miserably and the other could put America in the best financial position in decades. After his upset victory in November of 2016 Donald Trump,...
I am pro-choice, and pro-gun control. I support the #MeToo movement, in fact I am a #MeToo-er. I’m also a #NeverTrump-er. And most importantly I am a #IStillStandWithBrett-er. People who know me well accuse me of being a closet democrat....
Let me start by acknowledging my bias. Brett Kavanaugh is one of the most decent people I have ever known. There is nothing in my experience working with him at the White House in the early 2000s or since...
A native of the rural south and a psychiatrist by profession, Jarrett Barnhill uncovers the psycho-social roots of our current political moment.
Prosecutors often drop bombshells in court filings. The sentencing memos Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed in the Michael Cohen and Michael Flynn cases are not bombshells. They are the legal equivalent of carpet bombing the White House. Read from...
Pro-Trump Congressmen are calling for a special counsel to investigate the FBI’s handling of Hillary Clinton’s emails. Aside from the words “Special Counsel,” this lede could have easily been written a year and a half ago during the 2016...

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