GDP Growth Solid In Second Estimate, But Can It Be Sustained?

The new GDP growth estimate shows healthy economic growth in the second quarter, but it’s unclear if it can be sustained.

‘Medicare for All’ Gains Second Senate Backer

Kamala Harris has joined Bernie Sanders’ call for creation of a single-payer healthcare system.

No, General Mattis Is Not Defying Trump On The Transgender Military Ban

Contrary to reports, Secretary of Defense Mattis is not defying the President on his order to bar transgender Americans from serving in the military.

Federal Appeals Court Dismisses Challenge To Commission On Presidential Debates

A Federal Appeals Court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit filed by Gary Johnson and Jill Stein regarding their exclusion from Presidential debates.

Federal Judge Dismisses Sarah Palin’s Lawsuit Against The New York Times

Sarah Palin’s lawsuit against The New York Times suffers a significant setback.

Defense Secretary Mattis Joins Tillerson In Rebuking Trump Over Charlottesville

Another Cabinet member rebukes the President for his comments about Charlottesville.

Pair Of New Lawsuits Challenge Trump’s Transgender Military Ban

President Trump’s effort to ban transgender Americans from serving in the military faces two new legal challenges.

Joe Arpaio for Senate?

It’s possible we haven’t heard the last from “Sheriff Joe.”

Trump, The Arpaio Pardon, And The Constitution

The pardoning of Joe Arpaio was distasteful and an affront to the Rule of Law, but it was completely within the powers of the President and should not be a ground for impeachment.

Trump Sought To Build Trump Tower In Moscow While Running For President

New reports of Trump’s business ties to Russia are raising eyebrows.

Rex TIllerson Throws Trump Under The Bus Over Charlottesville Response

Donald Trump’s Secretary of State is refusing to defend his response to the violence in Charlottesville.

Trump Asked Jeff Sessions About Dropping Criminal Case Against Joe Arpaio

President Trump’s attempts to interfere in the administration of justice go beyond the Russia investigation.

District Of Columbia Seeks Review Of Ruling Striking Down Concealed-Carry Law

Not surprisingly, the District of Columbia is seeking review of last month’s decision on its concealed-carry law by the full Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.

Trump Signs Order Barring Transgender Service Members

President Trump’s shameful decision to ban transgender Americans from the military has nothing to do with military readiness and everything to do with pandering to his far-right base.

Arpaio in Context

The problematic nature of Arpaio’s tenure goes beyond just his contempt charge.

The Arpaio Pardon and Charlottesville

The president’s decisions to pardon Joe Arpaio sends a clear signal in the wake of Charlottesville.

Trump Pardons Joe Arpaio

The president has abrogated his duty to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed.”

Trump Administration Set To Formalize Transgender Military Ban

The Trump Administration has reportedly finalized its order to the Defense Department regarding a ban on military service by transgender soldiers.

Local Politics as it Should Be but Seldom Is

A race for the Virginia House of Delegates straight out of a civics book.

Debt Ceiling PSA

Donald Trump Continues His Despicable War On The News Media

President Trump continues his war on one of the most important guardians of American democracy.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

Texas suffers another legal setback in its effort to pass a Voter ID law.

Donald Trump Still Has Russia On His Brain, And He’s Still Trying To Limit Investigations

President Trump remains obsessed with the Russian investigation and continues to try to shut it down.

The Administration’s Legislative Accomplishments

Trump’s legislative accomplishments have been anemic at best.

Trump Threatens Government Shutdown Over Border Wall Mexico Is Supposed To Pay For

Donald Trump is threatening to shut the government down if Congress doesn’t pay for the wall that Mexico was supposed to pay for.

Trump And McConnell Are In A Cold War, And The GOP Agenda Is In Danger

They may both be Republicans, but the relationship between the President and the Senate Majority Leader is bad and seems to be getting worse.

Trump Goes To Phoenix And Returns To Old Form

Donald Trump gave a campaign-style speech in Phoenix last night and reminded us of everything that’s wrong with him.

Is Donald Trump Really As Vulnerable As He Appears?

Democrats and “Never Trump”ers shouldn’t count their chickens before they’re hatched.

Trump And Afghanistan: New President, Same Policy

President Trump’s Afghanistan policy sounds awfully familiar, and it’s likely to lead to the same results.

On (The Lack Of) Journalistic Ethics At The Daily Caller

The Daily Caller crosses a line and doesn’t seem to regret it.

Trump’s New Afghanistan Plan Sounds A Lot Like Obama’s And Bush’s Plan

Based on initial reports, Trump’s Afghanistan policy looks a lot like what we’ve seen for the past sixteen years.

The Limits of Free Speech

The dangers of the tyranny of the majority have only magnified.

Trump’s Job Approval Upside Down In The Three States That Gave Him The Presidency

Three new polls show Trump’s job approval down significantly in the three states that put him over the top in the Electoral College last year.

freddie deboer checking in and checking out

A public intellectual is getting the help he needs.

Trump’s Word are Solace to White Supremacists

Solace emboldens and helps to mainstream.

Legendary Comedian Jerry Lewis Dead At 91

A loss for the world of comedy.

Freedom Of Speech Doesn’t Mean Freedom From The Consequences Of That Speech

The First Amendment protects the rights even of the people who gathered in Charlottesville to promote hatred and violence, However, it does not shield them from the consequences of that speech.

Who Could Have Seen this Coming? (Trump and Racial Politics Edition)

Who could have predicted we would be where we are at the moment in terms of racial politics and the White House?

The Problem With The Trump White House is Donald Trump, Not Steve Bannon

The problem with the Trump White House is the man who sits behind the Resolute Desk.

Restricting Immigration Does Not Lead To More Jobs For Americans

The fundamental premise at the heart of the immigration bill that President Trump backed earlier this month has no merit whatsoever.

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