Former White House Communications Director Heads To Fox

Hope Hicks jumps from one pro-Trump venue to another.

Kavanaugh First Supreme Court Justice With All-Female Roster Of Law Clerks

A Supreme Court first by the newest Justice.

Federal Judge Strikes Down State Law Targeting Boycotts Aimed At Israel

For the second time this year, a Federal Court has struck down a state law designed to punish businesses that engage in a boycott aimed at Israel.

Nikki Haley Resigning as UN Ambassador

BREAKING NEWS from multiple major news outlets.

Trump Continues To Stoke The Political Fire Of The Kavanaugh Confirmation

With four weeks to go until Election Day, Donald Trump and the Republicans are continuing to stoke the divisions laid bare by the Kavanaugh nomination.

Taylor Swift Refuses to Shut Up and Sing

Should celebrities use their influence in partisan politics?

Ted Cruz, ‘Tough as Texas’?

Just when I thought political humor was dead.

Comedy is Not Funny

Is political satire even possible in the age of Trump?

Of Course Mitch McConnell Would Allow a Vote on a Trump Nominee

The Merrick Garland precedent is power politics, nothing more.

Media Bubbles

A glance at Memeorandum demonstrates a problem that we’ve mentioned numerous times over the years.

Christine Blasey Ford, Sally Quinn, And Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault

Fifty years ago, a young college student who would become one of the most influential women in Washington was sexually assaulted by a Senator. She didn’t come forward with her story for more than fifty years, and the reasons why strike close to what we’ve been talking about for three weeks now.

Beto O’Rourke Doesn’t Necessarily Want Barack Obama’s Endorsement

Beto O’Rourke isn’t eager to get Barack Obama’s endorsement, but there’s a good reason why.

Chuck Grassley Tries To Explain The Lack Of Republican Women On The Judiciary Committee

Open mouth, insert foot. Chuck Grassley didn’t exactly help his party when he was asked to explain the lack of Republican women on the Judiciary Committee.

About that Unit Root Thing

A decade after the Great Recession, we now have data to answer the question.

SNL Cold Open Features GOP Post-Kavanaugh Victory Party

One last Kavanaugh Cold Open.

Rounding up post-Kavanaugh Thoughts

Thoughts that have been bouncing around in my head for over a week.

Saudi Dissident Jamal Khashoggi Feared Dead After Disappearance

Last Tuesday, Saudi dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document he needed. He hasn’t been seen since.

Brett Kavanaugh Confirmed As 114th Justice Of The U.S. Supreme Court

After a long and contentious battle, Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to become the 114th Supreme Court Justice.

Trade Negotiations Are Over, But The Damage To U.S.-Canadian Relations Is Done

President Trump got his revised version of NAFTA, but Canadians are less positive about the United States than they have been in at least twenty years.

Chicago Cop Convicted Of Second-Degree Murder In 2014 Shooting

Nearly four years after the fact, a Chicago Police Officer has been found guilty of murder in the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Cold Civil War or Civil Cold War?

The Kavanaugh fight is just another indicator of our national divide.

Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation Assured With Support Of Collins And Manchin

With the support of two holdout Senators, the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh now appears to be all but official.

Australia On Course To Wipe Out Cervical Cancer Due To HPV Vaccine

Thanks in large part to an aggressive public health education program and vaccination, Australia is on course to effectively eradicate cervical cancer.

Kavanaugh Nomination Passes Procedural Test, Final Outcome Still Uncertain

The Senate voted to proceed to an expected floor vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court tomorrow, but the final outcome is still uncertain.

Jobs Report Disappoints, U-3 Unemployment Number At Lowest Point Since 1969

September jobs growth fell short of expectations even as the top-line unemployment rate reached a point unseen since 1969.

Regrets, Brett Has A Few, But Then Again Too Few To Mention

Brett Kavanaugh is expressing some regrets over his performance last Thursday, but it’s largely far too little, far too late.

Senate Set For Key Vote On Kavanaugh Nomination

As the Senate prepares for a key procedural vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh this morning, the Judge’s fate remains up in the air. However, signs are pointing to reasons for Republican optimism.

Bob Menendez Appears To Be Out Of Danger

Despite his ethical issues, Bob Menendez appears to be solidifying his position in New Jersey’s Senate race.

Kavanaugh Fight Having An Impact On The Midterms?

At least for the moment, the fight over Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court appears to be helping Republicans rally their base for November. The question is whether it will last after the fight is over.

Cell Phone Alert Test Goes Basically As Planned

Yesterday’s test of the Presidential Alert system went about as planned.

F.B.I. Completes Kavanaugh Background Check, Senate Moves Forward On Vote

The F.B.I.’s updated background check is complete and will be reviewed by Senators beginning today. As a result, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is moving forward toward a final vote on the Kavanaugh nomination later this week.

My Case Against Brett Kavanaugh

While I was originally content to let Brett Kavanaugh sail through to confirmation, I now feel compelled to oppose his nomination to be a Supreme Court Justice.

Trump Launches Attack On Christine Blasey Ford

After roughly a week of staying silent, President Trump decided last night to openly mock Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

Texas Trying To Force Students To Stand For Pledge Of Allegiance

The State of Texas is arguing in Court that a school district can force a student to stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. This is a blatant violation of the First Amendment.

Trump’s Wealth Originated In Shady Financial Maneuvers And Possible Tax Fraud

Much of what Donald Trump has claimed about how he built his fortune is a lie, and at least part of it originated in his father’s shady efforts to evade taxes.

Macedonia Name Dispute Still Unresolved After Referendum

The three-decade-old name dispute between Greece and the former Yugoslav state of Macedonia remains unresolved after Sunday’s referendum.

White House Has No ‘Plan B’ If Kavanaugh Nomination Fails

The GOP has no alternative but to push forward with the Kavanaugh nomination, because they don’t have a viable alternative at this point.

White House Allows Expansion Of Reopened Kavanaugh Background Check

After placing limits on the scope of the F.B.I.’s reopened background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, the White House has relented and is allowing a more open-ended investigation.

Brett Kavanaugh on the Importance of Judicial Temperament

In a 2015 speech, he told law students that it’s vital for judges “To keep our emotions in check. To be calm amidst the storm.”

Federal Judge Allows Congressional Emoluments Clause Lawsuit To Proceed

A Federal Judge ruled late last week that a lawsuit under the Foreign Emoluments Clause by more than 200 Congressmen and Senators can proceed forward.

Supreme Court Opens New Term A Justice Short

For the second time in two years, the Supreme Court starts a new term down one Justice. That isn’t as big a problem as it might seem.

Elizabeth Warren Opens The Door To A 2020 Run

After passing on the opportunity in 2016, Elizabeth Warren is leaving the door open to a run for President in 2020.

Meet The New NAFTA, Pretty Much The Same As The Old NAFTA

Thanks to a last-minute agreement, the United States and Canada reached an agreement for a revised version of NAFTA. It’s a got a new name, but it’s basically NAFTA 2.0.

Is The F.B.I’s Reopened Investigation Real, Or Just A Political Sham?

Is the reopened investigation of Brett Kavanaugh a real investigation of the charges made against him by three separate women, or is it a political sham? It’s beginning to look much more like the latter than the former.

Ford/Kavanaugh Hearing Takes Over SNL Cold Open

Saturday Night Live inevitably mocked the Ford/Kavanaugh hearing on Thursday in their cold open.

Elon Musk Settles SEC Lawsuit, Will Step Aside As Tesla Chairman

Elon Musk has apparently come to his senses. At least for now.

Is the Federalist Society Nefarious?

By popular demand . . .

Kavanaugh Confirmation Vote On Hold Pending Renewed F.B.I. Investigation

Surprise developments yesterday led to a pause in the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh. Where it goes from here is unclear.

Kavanaugh and Gorsuch Yearbooks

A telling contrast of two Georgetown Prep schoolmates.

Revised Thoughts on the Kavanaugh Hearings

I’ve changed my mind on a couple of things and hardened my opinion on others.