Posts by James Joyner

James Joyner
About James Joyner
James Joyner is a Security Studies professor at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.

Trump’s Crazy Immigration Plan

The President unveiled some incoherent ideas yesterday that have no chance of becoming law.

Democrats Playing into Trump’s Hands on Mueller Report

We already know enough to impeach.

Jefferson Davis Highway Slowly Going Away

Northern Virginia is slowly undoing an anachronism.

Open Forum

Where you can’t be off-topic because there IS no topic.

Alabama Bans Most Abortions

We’ve soon see whether the current Supreme Court will overturn Roe v Wade.

Buttigieg vs Booker

Two youngish Rhodes Scholars turned mayors are getting covered differently.

Open Forum

It’s that time again.

The Last Original Navy SEAL

94-year-old Bill Dawson has a story to tell and is the only one left alive to tell it.

Trump Laying Impeachment Trap?

An absurd theory for an absurd time.

Gorsuch and Kavanaugh are Different Justices So Far

Despite similar paths to the Supreme Court, it turns out the two don’t share the same style and approach.

Trump Wants End to National Injunctions from Lower Courts

A longstanding legal question may finally come to a head.

Harvard Fires Dean Representing Harvey Weinstein

The university has bowed to student pressure.

Open Forum

It’s that time again.

No, the Framers Didn’t Screw Up Impeachment

The problem is with our politics, not our institutions.

Can the Constitution Handle Trump?

The President is systematically defying Congress. Whatever can be done about that?

Open Forum

Your invitation to spout off.

Trump May Reverse Mattis on Academy Grads Going Pro

The President revived an old debate but added some new twists.

Hiring Preferences for Government Spouses

A perfectly reasonable initiative with a significant downside.

Open Forum

Sometimes they’re still on Wednesday.

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Navy Chief: Get Past Ship Numbers

The raw number of vessels is not the best metric of naval power.

Open Forum

Caster Semenya and the Limits of Binary Gender

We segregate men and women in sports for good reason. How we do that is complicated.

A Strong Defense of Barr

Jack Goldsmith pushed back on “over the top” reaction to the AG’s handling of the Mueller report.

When Max Punishment is a ‘Slap on the Wrist’

Sexual misconduct in the military continues to frustrate observers.

Open Forum

Now every other day.

Late Night OTB – Ron Howard

The original star of ‘Happy Days’ reflects on the shift to second fiddle.

Why is the NYT Paywall Up the Other 362 Days?

Its explanation for why its paywall is coming down 3 days leads us to an obvious question.

McConville Hearings Highlight Military as Family Business

All three children of the next head of the Army are following in his footsteps.

Democrats’ Progessive Wing Less Powerful Than Thought?

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and other firebrands aren’t steering the ship. Yet.

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Mark Halperin’s Making a Comeback

A year and a half into the #MeToo era, we’re still debating who gets to have a career.

Yes, Barr Misled the Public

The attorney general hasn’t said a single thing that wasn’t technically true about the Mueller report. But he was dishonest.

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Sex and 2020

The latest CNN poll raises some questions about gender bias.

I’ve Changed, Man

Did I leave the Republican Party or did it leave me? Both.

Trump Won’t Rebuild Military Bases if He Has to Rebuild Puerto Rico, Too

A months-long standoff is stopping hurricane relief.

Pentagon Needs a New Pitch

Matt Bernius and I collaborated on an essay for Defense One.

Open Forum

Your mid-week opportunity to spout off about . . . whatevs.

10 of 12 Congressional Leaders Offered Access to Less-Redacted Mueller Report Haven’t Bothered to Read It

Six Democrats are boycotting on principle. Four Republicans don’t care.

Trump Emoluments Suit Moves Forward

200-odd Congressional Democrats are taking an odd route to go after corruption.

ESPN the Magazine Dead; Sports Illustrated Dying

A depressing day in the world of sports journalism.

Wittes: The President Committed Crimes

A cautious analyst makes a strong claim.

Venezuela Coup Attempt Underway

Breaking News out of Latin America

Stacy Abrams Not Running for Senate

The narrow loser of the Georgia governor’s race has left open the possibility of running for President.

The Cautionary Tale of Vermont’s Failed Single-Payer System

Despite seemingly ideal conditions, Green Mountain Care was an absolute debacle.

Trump’s Misconduct and the Boiling Frog

Ben Wittes succinctly describes a phenomenon that I’ve been struggling with for three years.

Trump’s 10,000 Lies

The President has hit a dubious milestone barely two years into his administration.

Richard Lugar Dead at 87

His passing is a sad reminder of another era of the Republican Party.

Democrats Trying to Block Trump from 2020 Ballot

Ballot measures across the country would deny access to those who refuse to release tax returns.

Open Forum

The Sunday morning edition.

Foreign Interference in Elections

A law professor asks some interesting questions, but ultimately not the right ones.