Republicans Risk Getting The Blame If DACA Fix Fails

A new poll suggests that Republicans would get the blame if Congress fails to pass a bill to protect DACA beneficiaries.

The National Security Gender Gap's Intractability

While the glass ceiling in high-level posts was shattered decades ago, men still dominate the field.

Rev. Billy Graham Dies At 99

Billy Graham was the son of a North Carolina farmer who grew up to become a counselor to Presidents, Prime Ministers, and even a Queen.

Collapse of the Global Elite?

Elliot Cohen laments the lack of steel in the spine of the statesmen, diplomats, soldiers, and thinkers of the current generation.

Trump Calls On Justice Department To Act On Bump Stocks

President Trump is calling on the Justice Department to ban bump stocks, but it seems clear that this is an area where Congress needs to be taking the lead.

Supreme Court Declines To Hear Yet Another Second Amendment Challenge To A State Gun Control Law

Continuing a pattern that has gone on for eight years now, the Supreme Court has declined to hear another appeal regarding a Second Amendment challenge to state gun control laws.

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Redraws State's Gerrymandered Congressional Districts

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has redrawn the state's Congressional Districts based on its recent ruling finding the current map to be unconstitutional partisan Gerrymandering. It makes a lot more sense than the map the state is currently using.

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Donald Trump's Dereliction Of Presidential Duty Is Self-Evident

Donald Trump's dereliction of duty in response to clear evidence of Russian interference in the 2016 election is a staggering and flagrant dereliction of the duties he agreed to take on when he took the Oath Of Office more than a year ago.

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Gun-Violence Restraining Orders?

NRO's David French offers "A Gun-Control Measure Conservatives Should Consider."

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With Congress On Recess, The Fate Of DACA Looks Grim

The prospects for extending legal protections for DACA beneficiaries are getting grimmer by the day.

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It Depends on What the Meaning of 'Russiagate' Is

Blake Hounshell has doubts about whether Trump colluded with Moscow.

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Donald Trump's Own Appointees Are Telling World Leaders To Ignore His Tweets

President Trump's tweets, other public statements, and actions are causing world leaders to doubt the reliability of the United States on the world stage.

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Another Trump Campaign Aide Set To Plead Guilty

Mueller tightens the screws even further.

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Why Aren't Nonprofits More Regulated?

A series of scandals at Oxfam and other charitable organizations raise troubling questions.

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Some Thoughts on Russian Interference in US Elections

A few key observations on the bigger picture.

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Trump is Right

The Russian government likely is quite pleased.

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Trump Falsely Claims That He Never Said Russia Didn't Interfere In The 2016 Election

Donald Trump is now claiming that he had never denied that Russia interfered in the 2016 election. This is, of course, not true.

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Hyperpartisanship Continues To Ruin Our Political Culture And Our Country, And We're Letting It Happen

The tragedy in Florida last week revealed once again how hyperpartisanship is destroying our politics and harming the country.

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Trump's Most Despicable Tweet to Date

There are no adequate words.

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Trump Still Won't Acknowledge The Reality Of Russian Interference In The 2016 Campaign

Even with yesterday's indictments, President Trump still won't acknowledge reality even though it's staring him in the face.

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What Does a Superhero Owe Us?

The new Black Panther movie raises a variant of the central question of the superhero genre. [No significant spoilers]

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Are Mass Shootings a National Security Threat?

Phil Carter makes an interesting argument but he's ultimately mistaken.

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OTB Site Refresh

The long-overdue redesign of OTB is now live.

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F.B.I. And Local Law Enforcement Had Warnings About Parkland Shooter Long Before Shooting

From the F.B.I. on down, there were multiple warnings that could have prevented Wednesday's tragedy in Parkland, Florida.

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Robert Mueller Issues Indictments Of 13 Russian Officials For Election Meddling

A significant and important development in the Russia investigation that shows that President Trump's claim that the stories of Russian interference in the 2016 election were "Fake News" is completely untrue.

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More Than 130 White House Employees Lack Final Security Clearances

More security clearance problems for the White House.

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Mitt Romney Announces He's Running For Senate

To the surprise of nobody, Mitt Romney entered the race to succeed Orrin Hatch in the Senate. He'll probably win.

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Senate Rejects Four Different Proposals To Extend DACA Benefits

The prospect for a fix to help DACA beneficiaries is looking gloomier than ever.

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Fourth Circuit Strikes Down Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

Another day, another Court ruling against the Trump Administration.

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