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Trump Advisor: There’s No Such Thing as Judicial Supremacy

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Stephen Miller said something very stupid on “Meet The Press” this morning.

Bureaucratic Insurgency

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There are growing signs that the Deep State is seeking to thwart legal orders from President Trump. This is dangerous.

Trump To Name Supreme Court Nominee Tomorrow Evening

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President Trump will name his first Supreme Court pick on his 11th day in office.

Trump Reorganizes, Politicizes National Security Council

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Steve Bannon is in. The Chairman of the Joint Chiefs and Director of National Intelligence are out. Sort of.

Trump Imposes Ban On Travel From Several Muslim Countries, Halts Refugee Program

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As expected, Donald Trump yesterday signed Executive Orders targeting Muslims and refugees.

Politicization of Dead Spies

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The 117 CIA officers who have died in our service should not be used to score cheap political points.

Singer Said Something Sort of Stupid

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There was a modest freakout over the weekend over something Madonna said at the Women’s March. She wants you to know the remarks were taken out of context. A row has erupted over Madonna’s comments about US President Donald Trump during a speech at the weekend. While taking part in a protest march in Washington […]

DC Police Supported Women’s March; We Shouldn’t Know That

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Police must be seen as neutral protectors of the peace.

Trump To Move Embassy to Jerusalem, Needlessly Inflaming Region

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This will get people killed. Quite likely, including American citizens.

Women’s March Draws Record Crowds: So Now What?

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A movement motivated by hurt and fear turned into a political force eight years ago. Can another follow suit?

George Will, Cal Thomas, Ed Rollins Out at Fox News

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Fox News has declined to renew the contracts of several venerable commentators. The Hill: Fox News has declined to renew contributor contracts for longtime political commentator George Will, Republican strategist Ed Rollins and actress Stacey Dash, according to a network spokesperson. Will, 75, is a Pulitzer-winning conservative columnist who was with ABC from 1981-2011 before […]

The Most Dreadful Inaugural Address in History

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A speech traditionally used to unite was instead a continuation of a divisive campaign.

Youth, Women, and Bias in the Ideas Industry

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It’s not all peaches and cream for pretty young women.

Electoral College Farce

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While hardly the most compelling argument against an archaic institution, yesterday’s silliness was noteworthy.

Do Presidential Pardons Still Make Sense?

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Obama has issued more commutations than all his predecessors combined. He set the single-day record Monday.

Trump and the Presidential Daily Brief

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Delegating the morning briefing to advisors isn’t actually that unusual.

Greater Deference to Generals Has Undermined Civilian Control of the Military

US Army Lt General Flynn testifies before House Intelligence Committee in Washington

I’m in the New York Times’ “Room for Debate” with Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Duke’s Peter Feaver.

Man Calls Out ‘Hillary Bitches’ on Airplane

An airline traveler wanted his fellow passengers to know that he was a supporter of the president-elect.

America’s Weird Recount Laws

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An irrelevant candidate is triggering a recount in three states Trump won by substantial margins.

Nikki Haley to Be UN Ambassador

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While it seems a strange choice at first blush, it’s a good one.

Trump’s Wife and Child Won’t Live in White House

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President-Elect Donald Trump has signaled that his current wife and youngest child will continue to reside in their de-luxe apartment in the sky rather than move to the White House.

President Trump’s Unprecedented Conflicts of Interest

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The incoming president’s business interests are a yuuuge problem.

Team of rivals? Kitchen cabinet? Or Waylon Smithers clones?

The real model for Trump’s team is neither Abraham Lincoln nor Andrew Jackson but The Simpson’s Mr. Burns with a room full of Waylon Smithers-types.

Google Account Hell

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I’m about to lose access to the primary email account I’ve had for more than a dozen years.

Normalizing Hysteria

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Donald Trump is not Adolf Hitler. But that’s not the standard.

Dave Chappelle Knows The Whites

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I’ve been out of the “Saturday Night Live” habit for years now but they’ve done really well with the election cycle, as they always have. Kate McKinnon’s cold open was very well done. I kept waiting for the joke lyrics; they didn’t come. Quite a few in my Twitter feed found it sacrilegious for reasons […]

Trump Victory Spawns National Freak-Out

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Americans are rioting in the streets because they don’t like the outcome of a democratic election.

The ‘Popular Vote’ is Irrelevant

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The candidate I voted for got more than 200,000 votes for president than the winner. I’m okay with that.

Random Observations on Trump’s Election

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Trying to make sense of that which makes no sense.

The Biggest F- You in Human History?

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Michael Moore’s pre-election analysis is looking shockingly prescient.

As The Revolving Door Turns

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A senior congressional staffer is taking a new job that happens to coincide with her boss’ committee assignment.

Trump, Populism, and Anti-Semitic Dog Whistles

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Distinguishing between anti-elite populism and coded anti-Semitism is next to impossible.

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Clinton, Gates, And Mullen Testify Before Senate Foreign Relations Cmte

It has become necessary to destroy the party in order to save it.

Both Sides Do It (Except One)

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WaPo has a rather interesting headline to an AP report: “Ohio order blocks activities from both campaigns.” Reading through the report, which reads like a blog post with constant updates, I find only one campaign’s “activities” being “blocked,” namely that of Donald Trump. So, how do we arrive at the headline? Through very strained reasoning: […]

Clinton’s Lead Shrinking Ever So Slightly

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Her numbers are steady; he’s reclaiming Republican voters.

Clinton-Cartwright Comparisons Don’t Hold Up

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Clinton is getting no special treatment by the standards of her high-powered peers.

Clinton, Inc.

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The personal, the political, and the Foundation are so intertwined as to be one enterprise.

Steven Den Beste, RIP

Steven Den Beste, one of the quintessential early bloggers (dubbed by someone one of the “Four Horsemen of the Ablogalypse” in those silly days when this medium was new) has passed after a long illness. Brickmuppet has a nice collection of tributes along with a summary of the news: Steven was brilliant, a former engineer with […]

Most Damaging Presidential Run, Ever?

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Has any major party nominee for president ever damaged his reputation in this manner?

Trump’s Damaged Brand

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Donald Trump is losing something much more important to him that an election.

The Third And Thankfully Last Presidential Debate of 2016

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Last night’s debate, sadly, lived down to my expectations.

I Question The Timing

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News outlets are suddenly finding out that Trump was a cad in 2005. Film at 11.

Erick Erickson’s Struggles

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The erstwhile Republican firebrand and current NeverTrumper shares his personal struggles.

A Bizarre, No Good, Second Debate

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Trump was alternately somnambulant, petulant, stalking, incoherent, and dangerous.

What Happens if Trump is Un-nominated?

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Some early musings on a political fantasy that’s less implausible than it was 12 hours ago.

Trump Caught on Tape Being Trump, Shocking Trump Supporters

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An 11-year-old tape of the Republican nominee making misogynistic comments should surprise no one.

Is Nuance Still Possible in American Politics?

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Damon Linker writes, “Millions of people disagree with your political views. That doesn’t make them moral monsters.”

Trump Gaining With Less Educated Whites, Losing With College Grads

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Donald Trump is doing worse with white voters than Mitt Romney did in 2012.

Pence Probably Won VP Debate; Almost Certainly Won’t Matter

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It’s possible that Mike Pence won and Donald Trump still lost. It won’t matter.

Trump’s Dangerous ‘Rigged Election’ Nonsense

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The Republican nominee is threatening our fragile democracy.

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