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Robert Mugabe Ignores Deadline For Resignation

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Zimbabwe Flags

The next step in Zimbabwe seems entirely unclear as long-time dictator Robert Mugabe refuses to formally give up power.

North Korea

A Peek Inside North Korea Paints A Grim Picture

Doug Mataconis · 11 Comments

A recent defection from North Korea gives us a peek inside the DPRK, and it’s not pretty.

President Donald Trump

Donald Trump’s Pettiness On Display Yet Again

Doug Mataconis · 23 Comments

Donald Trump is without question the pettiest, most vindictive person to ever occupy the Oval Office.

Quick Takes

Trump Nukes

Presidential Authority To Order Nuclear Launches In The Trump Era

Doug Mataconis · 13 Comments

Is it time to reexamine Presidential authority to launch a nuclear strike?

Zimbabwe Flags

Mugabe Removed As Head Of Zimbabwe’s Ruling Party, Threatened With Impeachment

Doug Mataconis · No Comments

After more than thirty years in power, Robert Mugabe is on his way out in Zimbabwe, but that doesn’t mean things will improve.

Trump Twitter

Trump’s Tweets Are Hurting Him, And His Aides Can’t Stop Him

Doug Mataconis · 17 Comments

There’s growing evidence that Donald Trump’s tweets are hurting him but his aides have basically given up trying to control his Twitter habit.

Gavel And Scales Of Judtice

Roy Moore And Standards Of Proof

Doug Mataconis

No, we don’t have to presume that Roy Moore is “innocent until proven guilty.”

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Elephants Fighting

The Roy Moore Case Has Become The Focal Point In The Republican Civil War

Doug Mataconis

The differing reactions among Republicans in Washington and the base of the Republican Party to the charges against Roy Moore have enhanced a civil war inside the Republican Party.

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Bill Clinton Monica  Lewinsky

Democratic Senator Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

Doug Mataconis

New York Senator Kristen Gillibrand says Bill Clinton should have resigned over his affair with Monica Lewinsky. Raising the question of just how stringently we should apply the standards of today to the events of the past.

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Roy Moore Gun

Polling Shows Alabama Senate Race May Be Slipping Away From Roy Moore

Doug Mataconis

Could the tide be turning in the Alabama Senate race against Roy Moore? At least some polling indicates the answer could be yes.

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Taxes Adding Machine

House Passes Tax Reform Bill On Party-Line Vote

Doug Mataconis

House Republicans passed their tax reform bill. That was the easy part.

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Bob Menendez

Case Against Senator Bob Menendez Ends In Mistrial

Doug Mataconis

New Jersey Senate Bob Menendez has temporarily dodged a bullet, but his ultimate fate is far from clear.

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Senator Al Franken Accused Of Groping A Woman In 2006

Doug Mataconis

A Los Angeles reporter says that Minnesota Senator Al Franken groped her and engaged in other inappropriate conduct during a 2006 USO tour.

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Russian Hacking

Signs Of Russian Meddling In Brexit Vote

Doug Mataconis

It appears Russia attempted to influence last year’s Brexit vote in the same manner it did the 2016 election in the United States.

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Roy Moore Gun

Four More Women Come Forward With Accusations Against Roy Moore

Doug Mataconis

The charges against Roy Moore continue to mount as national Republicans continue to push back against him.

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Trump Sad Face

After 300 Days, Donald Trump Sees No Accomplishments And Dwindling Job Approval

Doug Mataconis

Donald Trump has been President 300 days and the record reveals no real accomplishments and increased dissatisfaction with the job he’s doing.

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congress-healthcare

Senate Tax Plan Will Include Provision To Eliminate Obamacare’s Individual Mandate

Doug Mataconis

For some reason, Senate Republicans want to attach a bad health care reform idea onto an already controversial tax reform bill.

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Fox News Host Shepard Smith Debunks His Own Network’s Favorite Clinton Conspiracy Theory

Doug Mataconis

A Fox News host has debunked the Uranium One conspiracy theory being pushed by his own network.

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gay-marriage

Australians Vote Overwhelmingly In Favor Of Marriage Equality In Non-Binding Referendum

Doug Mataconis

An overwhelming majority of Australians voted in favor of marriage equality in a non-binding referendum. The ball is now in the court of the nation’s legislature to move forward.

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Donald Trump with Map of Asia

Trump’s Asian Trip Leaves Allies Wondering And Doubting

Doug Mataconis

President Trump returns home from an Asian trip that wasn’t exactly impressive.

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Donald Trump Shrug

Trump Lies 1,628 Times. The Truth Dies.

Doug Mataconis

Since taking office, President Trump has made an average of 5.5 false claims per day.

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Donald Trump Jr and Julian Assange

Donald Trump Jr. Had Direct Contact With Wikileaks Regarding Information About Clinton

Doug Mataconis

More indications that Donald Trump Jr. was heavily involved in Trump campaign efforts to coordinate with foreign contacts regarding damaging information about Hillary Clinton.

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Roy Moore Gun

Another Roy Moore Accuser Steps Forward As Senate Republicans Turn Against Him

Doug Mataconis

Another Alabama woman accuses Roy Moore of sexually assaulting him when she was a teenager.

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US North Korea Nuclear Missiles

The Insanity Of Preemptive War Against North Korea

Doug Mataconis

A preemptive attack on North Korea would be illegal, immoral and, most importantly, insane.

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Roy Moore Gun

The Mentality Of Roy Moore’s Defenders

Doug Mataconis

Roy Moore’s most die-hard defenders are living in a world of their own, and it’s unlikely they’ll change their minds.

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Trump Russia

Donald Trump Continues His Efforts To Undermine The Russia Investigation

Doug Mataconis

Even during an overseas trip, President Trump continues to try to undermine the Russia investigation.

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Trump Gavel

Donald Trump’s Unqualified Judges

Doug Mataconis

As a candidate, Donald Trump liked to claim that he only hired the “top people.” and said he would do the same thing as President. So far, it isn’t working out that way.

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football play

An Analogy on Hierarchy (and the Lack thereof) in Party Behavior

Steven L. Taylor

An attempt to explain the consequences of institutional design.

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Roy Moore Gun

The Roy Moore Case and the Nature of US Political Parties

Steven L. Taylor

The Moore situation illustrates the nonhierarchical nature of US parties. This is nothing new.

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