Republicans Pick Charlotte For 2020 Convention

Republicans will hold their 2020 National Convention in the same city that hosted the Democrats back in 2012.

Trump's Military Parade To Cost At Least $12,000,000

Donald Trump's military parade will cost roughly the same as military exercises in South Korea he has previously called "tremendously expensive."

Kissinger: 'We are in a Very, Very Grave Period for the World'

The 95-year-old elder statesman is slowly shedding his public reticence at the risk of the access on which he has built his fortune.

Michael Cohen Recorded Conversation With Trump Regarding Payoff To Playboy Model

Donald Trump's longtime attorney and "fixer" Michael Cohen apparently recorded a conversation where the two men discussed paying off a Playboy model who claims she had an affair with him.

N.F.L. Puts New Anthem Policy On Hold

In the wake of a grievance filed by the union representing players, the N.F.L. has suspended the new National Anthem policy it announced earlier this year. This guarantees even more cynical political exploitation by the President.

Trump Invites Putin To D.C. For A Second Summit

The Trump Administration is inviting Vladimir Putin to Washington, D.C. for a second summit in the fall. What could possibly go wrong?

So What Did Trump And Putin Agree To That We Don't Know About?

We still don't know what President Trump and Vladimir Putin talked about or agreed to during their two-hour meeting on Monday.

Republican Voters Don't Care About Russian Interference In American Elections

Three new polls show that Republicans basically agree with the leader of their party when it comes to the issue of Russian interference in American elections.

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.

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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.

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On Birthright Citizenship

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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