Global Opinion About The United States Dropped Precipitously In Trump’s First Year

Thanks to Donald Trump, public opinion around the world about the United States is at its lowest level in ten years.

Congress Drifts Closer To A Government Shutdown

With less than two days to go, the prospects for Congress finding a way to prevent a government shutdown aren’t looking good.

Two Republican Senators Rebuke Trump For His Attacks On The Press

Two Republicans spoke out today against the President’s war on the news media, but don’t expect their colleagues to follow suit.

Steve Bannon Subpoenaed In Connection With Mueller’s Russia Investigation

Former White House and Trump campaign adviser Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed in connection with special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.

Government Shutdown Looms As Friday Approaches

With only days to go, Congress seems unable to come up with either a funding deal for the Federal Government or a solution to the DACA issue.

GOP Growing Increasingly Nervous About Governor’s Races

The GOP’s potential troubles in 2018 don’t just exist at the Congressional level.

Being Known by the Company you Keep…

Support for Trump’s comments are very telling.

Trump Derides Immigration From ‘Shithole’ Countries

Once again, President Trump opens his mouth and proceeds to insult a good part of the world while embarrassing the country.

European Allies Signal Trump On Iranian Nuclear Deal: We Don’t Support You

America’s closest allies sent a strong signal that they do not agree with President Trump on the nuclear deal with Iran.

Retirements Are Making GOP Control Of House More Precarious

The numbers aren’t looking good for Republican prospects in this year’s midterm elections.

Federal Judge Rules Against Trump’s Effort To Halt DACA Program

A Federal Judge has put a hold on the impending end of the DACA program.

Steve Bannon Out At Breitbart

Steve Bannon loses his position at Breitbart after his blistering comments about the President and others in the Administration became public.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Sends A Strong Signal That She’s Not Going Anywhere

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is making it clear she has no intention of leaving office before the 2020 election.

Donald Trump: Working Hard, Or Hardly Working?

New reports indicate that the President is spending more and more time watching television and tweeting. That’s not what he was elected to do.

The Dunning-Kruger Presidency

Knowing what you don’t know is important.

Some Thoughts on Presidential Twitter

Donald Trumps’ tweets are the public statements of the President of the United States. This makes them noteworthy and often important.

Trump Says That He’s A “Very Stable Genius”

Donald Trump’s latest Twitter rant is one of his most bizarre.

December Jobs Report Falls Short Of Expectations

Contrary to expectations, jobs growth in December was relatively modest.

Trump Administration Reverses Obama Era Policy On State Marijuana Legalization

The Trump Administration is reversing policy on an Obama Era policy that allowed states to choose their own course on marijuana laws.

Donald Trump Is Seeking To Stop A Book Critical Of Him From Being Published

Who needs a First Amendment when you have lawyers willing to write threatening letters?

Trump Disbands ‘Voter Fraud’ Commission

President Trump has shut down the commission he established to investigate unsupported claims of “voter fraud” in the 2016 election.

The End Of The Trump-Bannon Bromance?

Whatever goodwill may have existed between the Trump Administration and Steve Bannon appears to have evaporated.

Trump Brags About The Size Of His Nuclear Button On Twitter

Donald Trump’s irrational tweets are once again focused on the leader of North Korea.

Orrin Hatch Announces Retirement, Opening The Door For Mitt Romney

After forty years in the Senate, Orrin Hatch announced that he will not seek re-election this year, thus opening the door for Mitt Romney to succeed him.

The President’s Pakistan Tweet

POTUS decided to start the New Year by insulting Pakistan over Twitter.

Happy New Year From Outside The Beltway!

2017 was quite a year. 2018 promises to be just as interesting.

Anti-Government Protests Spread In Iran

Anti-government protests are spreading in Iran.

Appeals Court Strikes Down Third Version Of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban

Late yesterday, a panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling striking down the latest version of Trump’s Muslim Travel Ban.

Failures of Trumpian Populism

Fixing long term shifts in manufacturing isn’t easy.

Federal Judge Dismisses Emoluments Clause Lawsuit Against Trump

A Judge in New York has dismissed a lawsuit against the President based on two provisions of the Constitution that had never been ruled on before.

Donald Trump Is Losing To A “Generic Democrat,” Which Means Exactly Nothing

A new poll shows President Trump losing to a “Generic Democrat.” This poll means nothing.

As The Year Draws To A Close, Trump’s Job Approval Numbers Continue To Be Dismal

As we near the end of the year, the President’s job approval numbers remain at historically low levels, and there’s no sign that they’ll improve in 2018.

Trump Considered Dumping Gorsuch Over Perceived Disloyalty

Report that President Trump considered withdrawing the Gorsuch nomination are another sign of his unhealthy obsession with pledges of loyalty from people who have no business giving it to him.

Trump Judicial Nominee Caught Unprepared By Viral Video Withdraws Nomination

A Trump judicial nominee who could not answer basic legal questions in a hearing last week has withdrawn his nomination, but this is likely to happen again unless the Administration fixes some obvious flaws in its selection process.

Federal Appeals Court Judge Resigns Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

Federal Appeals Court Judge Alex Kozinski is resigning immediately after a barrage of sexual harassment allegations.

Another Incompetent, Unqualified Trump Judicial Nominee

Meet Matthew Peterson, a nominee for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia who apparently doesn’t know much about trials.

Trump’s Job Approval Hits Record Low In New Poll

As he nears the one-year anniversary of his Inauguration, President Trump is getting increasingly bad reviews from the public.

Donald Trump’s Foreign Policy Has Been Aimless And Ill-Informed

Donald Trump’s foreign policy has been erratic, illogical, and demonstrated a clear disdain for diplomacy.

Doug Jones Wins In Alabama

In what amounts to an electoral perfect storm, Democratic nominee Doug Jones pulled off a win last night in the Alabama Senate Election.

Trump Announces NASA Policy Goal Of Returning To The Moon

President Trump announced a goal of returning American astronauts to the Moon, but that’s easier said than done.

Pursuant To Court Order, Defense Department Will Allow Transgender Americans To Enlist

Transgender Americans will be able to enlist in the military beginning January 1st thanks to a ruling from a Federal District Court Judge.

Roy Moore And The Battle For Control Of Congress

A top Republican political analyst is warning that a Roy Moore victory in Alabama could pose real problems for Republicans in 2018. If it does, they’ll have nobody to blame but themselves.

Donald Trump And The ‘Being There’ Presidency

Donald Trump spends an inordinate amount of time watching television and regurgitating what he sees on Twitter. That’s not healthy.

November’s Jobs Report Is Strong, But There Are Caveats

November’s Jobs Report was stronger than expected, but there are several caveats to keep in mind.