Republicans Intent On 'Plowing Right Through' Kavanuagh Nomination

Republicans have set a Judiciary Committee vote for less than a day after hearing from Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

Bill Cosby Sentenced To Up To Ten Years In Prison

After forty years, a sexual predator finally gets at least some of what he deserves.

Tax Cuts Not Helping Republicans Heading Into November

Contrary to what they believed back in December. Republicans are finding that the tax reform bill is not helping them in the midterm elections.

What The Gosar Family Tells Us About Our Broken Political Culture

Six siblings of Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar are starring in political ads against him. This is just another unfortunate example of the extent to which our political culture has been ruined by hyperpartisan polarization.

Brett Kavanaugh Takes Refuge In The Friendly Confines Of Fox News Channel

In what appears to be a first, Judge Brett Kavanaugh took to the media to defend his nomination. Not surprisingly, he chose a friendly venue.

Republican Favorability Inexplicably Jumps, Higher than Democrats'

A new Gallup poll gives the GOP its highest favorability in years.

Poland Wants To Build 'Fort Trump,' We Should Just Say No

Last week, the Polish President floated the idea of a permanent U.S. military base in Poland. It's a bad idea no matter how you look at it.

Job Interviews and Criminal Accusations

Why a much-cited analogy in the Brett Kavanaugh controversy is problematic.

Republicans Don't Seem To Care What Christine Blasey Ford Has To Say

Based on their own rhetoric, it seems clear that Republicans don't really care what Christine Blasey Ford has to say regarding what happened to her in 1982.

Historical Perspective on SCOTUS Nominations

Despite what seems to be the prevailing mythos, most nominations fights are nothing like the current one.

New Allegations Begin A Crucial Week For Brett Kavanaugh

New allegations of sexual misconduct mark the start of a crucial week for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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Kavanaugh is Toast and So is Our Political Climate

We'll likely never know whether the Supreme Court nominee is a sexual assaulter. But it really doesn't matter.

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Another Allegation

I spoke too soon...

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My Bottom Line on the Kavanaugh Situation

My last post on this subject for the weekend (I think).

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The Political Stakes in the Kavanaugh Nomination

Thinking about the political calculus.

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Hearing On Charges Against Brett Kavanaugh Set For Thursday

Some details still need to be worked out, but it looks as though Dr. Christine Blasey Ford will be testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

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Fixing Presidential Succession

We should take Congressional officers out of the line of succession.

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Second Impartial Named Witness Denies Knowledge of Kavanaugh Accusation

Christine Blasey Ford put "two teenagers" at the party where she alleges a rape attempt occurred. Neither remembers any such party.

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The Problem Of Octogenarians In The Presidential Line Of Succession

Regardless of who wins control of the Senate in November, the person who will stand third in the line of succession will either be over, or very close to, eighty years old. That doesn't make sense.

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Bork 2.0?

The Bork hearings have come up in the context of the Kavanaugh confirmation, Some thoughts ensue.

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More Gasoline On The Trump v. Justice Department Fire

A new report from The New York Times is likely to cause President Trump's war on the Justice Department to heat up.

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Status Of Kavanaugh Hearings Still Up In The Air

The status of a potential hearing in the Brett Kavanaugh nomination regarding the charges made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford remain unclear, but the likelihood is that she will testify in the end.

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Kavanaugh's Defenders Aren't Helping

Prominent supporters of the embattled Supreme Court nominee, including the President, are doing him no favors.

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The Link Between Trump And The Tea Party

Trumpism is a direct by-product of the poisonous populism of the Tea Party movement, and they've both taken over the Republican Party.

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Trump Attacks Christine Blasey Ford In Latest Twitter Rant

This morning, President Trump took to Twitter to attack Dr. Christine Blasey Ford over her allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

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Cook Report Moves Texas Senate Race To 'Toss-Up'

While one must give the benefit of the doubt to Ted Cruz, the Senate race in Texas is getting very interesting.

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Kavanaugh Hearing Up In The Air Amid Negotiations

Monday's hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee regarding the charges made against Judge Brett Kavanaugh is still on as scheduled, but the details are still being negotiated.

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A Photo for Friday: "Vanishing Point"

Happy Friday!

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Defining Totalitarianism

A quick hit and run post to provide a proper definition.

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Kavanaugh Nomination At An Impasse Over Hearing On Sexual Assault Charges

The status of Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation remains up in the air, as does the question of whether or not Christine Blasey Ford will appear for a hearing on Monday morning.

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Sunstein's Muddled Take on Kavanaugh

I'm not the only one confused on what to do about the allegations against President Trump's nominee to replace Anthony Kennedy.

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Trump's Trade War Making China Great Again

Donald Trump's trade war is helping China expand its diplomatic influence.

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Kavanaugh Musings

Several days after detailed sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee, I'm not fully sure what to believe.

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Tim Kaine Continues To Crush Corey Stewart In The Polls

Senator Tim Kaine continues to maintain a huge lead over Corey Stewart in the Virginia Senate Race.

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