Shameful Behavior by the White House

There should be no question about a request to interview a former US Ambassador.

The Constitutional Definition of Treason

You keep using that word. It does not mean what you think it means.

Initiative To Split California Into Three States Blocked From Appearing On Ballot

An initiative that would have purported to split California into three separate states has been barred by the California Supreme Court from appearing on the November ballot.

On Birthright Citizenship

More evidence that the politics of the moment aren't just about illegal immigration.

Trump Walks Back His Walk Back, Denies Russia Is Trying To Influence 2018 Elections

It took less than twenty-four hours for President Trump to essentially repudiate his purported attempt to walk back the appalling comments he made in Helsinki.

Should Trump's Translator Be Compelled To Testify About That Meeting With Putin?

Some Democrats want to compel President Trump's translator to testify about his private meeting with Vladimir Putin. That's a bad idea.

Early Polling Finds Public Lukewarm On Kavanaugh Nomination

Initial polling on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court find the public more divided than they have been for other recent SCOTUS picks, but that's unlikely to impact the fate of his nomination.

Trump Attempts Absurd Walk Back Of Post-Summit Comments

One day after an embarrassing performance at the Helsinki Summit, President Trump an absurd, completely unbelieve walk back of things the entire world heard him say loud and clear.

Bill Nelson Looking Vulnerable In Florida

Rick Scott is pulling in impressive fundraising numbers, giving Democrats reason to worry that they'll have another Senate seat to worry about in November.

Russian "Gun Rights Activist" Charged With Being Russian Agent

Mariia Butina, a Russian "gun rights activist, is accused of being an unregistered agent of the Russian government and attempting to influence Republican Party policies regarding Russia in an operation that pre-dates the Trump Presidential campaign.

Trump Sells Out To Putin

President Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin was an even bigger disaster than anticipated.

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GOP Tax Cuts Not Leading To Increased Wages

Despite Republican hopes, the tax cuts passed by Congress in December are not manifesting themselves in increased wages.

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Democrats Already Gearing Up For 2020 Battles

The midterm elections are still four months away, but Democrats are already making moves to prepare for the race for their party's Presidential nomination in 2020.

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The US' Flawed Democracy

Forget the "republic v. a democracy" abstraction. The numbers show some serious flaws in translating popular will into government.

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The "A Republic, not a Democracy" Library

A reference point for the future.

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No Matter What Comes Out Of Helsinki, Putin Has Already Won

Even if all he gets out of the Helsinki Summit is a handshake and a photograph, Vladimir Putin has already won.

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California's Democratic Party Snubs Dianne Feinstein A Second Time

California's Democratic Party endorsed "progressive" upstart Kevin de León over Senator Dianne Feinstein, but this is unlikely to stop Feinstein from winning election to a sixth term in office.

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"A Republic, not a Democracy" Redux

The Strzok hearing provides a return to this timeworn favorite.

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The Power of Dentistry

Some thoughts on the Strzok hearing.

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Mueller Probe Indicts 12 More Russians For Election Meddling

The Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller has issued indictments against twelve Russian intelligence officials for election-related hacking, and in the process has shown most of the arguments made by the President and his surrogates regarding the Russia investigation are nonsense.

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Trump's Embarrassing Visit To The United Kingdom

Not surprisingly, the President's visit to the United Kingdom wasn't exactly diplomatic, or even borderline polite.

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A Photo for Friday: "Reflecting"

Happy Friday.

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Democrats Move Forward With Plan To Make Superdelegates Irrelevant

The Democratic National Committee is one step closer to adopting a rule change that would make superdelegates largely irrelevant to the party's nomination process.

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Most Americans Oppose Overturning Roe v. Wade

Another poll shows that the vast majority of Americans do not want to see the Supreme Court's ruling in Roe v. Wade overturned.

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Trump Trashes NATO, Demands Increases In Defense Spending

The NATO Summit is going about as well as can be expected.

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On Kavanaugh, Democrats Lack A Coherent Message And A Coherent Strategy

At least in these early days, Democrats appear to lack a coherent message, or a coherent strategy, to propel any effort to block Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.

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Most Americans Oppose Abolishing ICE

A new poll lends credence to the suggestion that Democrats should be careful about rallying behind the call to "Abolish ICE."

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The Conservative Legal Machine

There's a reason President Trump's Supreme Court picks are "normal" in a way his national security and economic teama are not.

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The Most Normal Thing about the Trump Administration

In one area (with an important caveat) this has been a pretty normal administration.

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Trump Administration Suffers Legal Setback In Effort To Detain Immigrant Families

A Federal Judge has rejected a Trump Administration effort to change a 20-year-old legal settlement that bars long-term detention of immigrant families.

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Bad Arguments Against Brett Kavanaugh

There are good arguments as to why progressive Senators should vote against his confirmation. Let's stick to those.

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Trump Nominates Judge Brett Kavanaugh To Replace Anthony Kennedy

A selection that is likely to keep the Senate GOP united and red-state Democrats up for re-election under pressure to vote to confirm.

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All 12 Thai Soccer Players and Coach Rescued

The Thai SEALs have completed an amazing rescue effort with success.

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Donald Trump Continues To Undermine America's Most Important Alliance

On the eve of the NATO Summit, President Trump continues to engage in tactics that seem to serve no purpose other than to undermine America's most important and successful alliance.

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