Another Sane Conservative Pushed Aside

Original blogger AllahPundit is leaving Hot Air after 16 years.

Patriots Leave Fox After Patriot Purge

Two NeverTrump Republicans have had enough.

Former Right-Wing Media Star Turns Against Right-Wing Media

So, it turns out that Fox News wasn’t really all that fair or balanced.

Political Culture Eats Institutions For Lunch

Institutional reform is necessary, but we can’t accomplish much in the face of tribalism.

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Honestly without Anonymity

Can there be truth when there are consequences?

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Analysis vs Advocacy

A recurring source of friction in the OTB conversation.

Obama Calls Out ‘Woke’ Culture

Former President Obama called out so-called ‘woke’ culture in a talk late last week.

Trump’s Intellectuals?

A WaPo writer takes a round-about path to demonstrate the obvious.

Media, Free Speech, and Violent Extremists

Free expression sometimes enables horrible crimes. How does a free society deal with that tension?

Trump’s ‘National Emergency’ And The Law

President Trump’s impending decision to declare a national emergency to get funding for his border wall will quickly face serious legal challenges. It may be more vulnerable than the White House suspects.

Trump Appears To Accept Budget And Border Wall Compromise

President Trump now appears to accept the compromise worked out by Congress to avoid another shutdown even though he’s not pleased with it.

Congress Nears Deal On Border Security And Funding, But Will Trump Agree To It?

Congress appears to be near a deal on border security and government funding, but it’s unclear if the President will be on board.

Shutdown A Huge Political Loss For Trump

Regardless of whether or not you think Nancy Pelosi won the government shutdown, Donald Trump clearly lost.

Trump Backs Down In State Of The Union Standoff

President Trump has backed down in his showdown with Speaker Pelosi over the State of the Union Address, but that does nothing to bring us closer to a resolution of the government shutdown.

Trump’s Border ‘Compromise’ Not Going Over Very Well

The initial reaction to President Trump’s proposal to reopen the government is not going over well on either side of the aisle.

Trump Offers Temporary DACA Protection In Exchange For Wall Funding

President Trump put an offer on the table to end the shutdown, the question is whether it will actually lead anywhere.

Trump Losing Support Among Part Of His Base

New polling seems to indicate that President Trump is losing support among an important part of his base.

Shutdown Drags On With No End In Sight As Trump Refuses To Relent

After twenty-five days, there’s no end in sight to the Federal Government shutdown. You can thank the President for that.

The Biggest Obstacle To Ending The Shutdown Is Donald J. Trump

If you’re looking for the biggest obstacle to a resolution to the government shutdown, look no further than President Donald J. Trump.

As Shutdown Continues, Trump Inches Closer To Declaring ‘National Emergency’

The government shutdown has now entered historic territory, and the Trump Administration is moving closer to a “national emergency” or other extra-legal means to get money for his wall.

Trump Threatens To Close Southern Border If He Doesn’t Get His Border Wall

President Trump is now threatening to close the border if he doesn’t get funding for his border wall.

White House Expects Shutdown To Last Into January

With Congress out of town until at least Thursday and negotiations apparently deadlocked, the White House is saying it’s likely the shutdown will last into 2019.

House Passes Doomed Spending Bill With Border Wall Funding As Deadline Looms

With just hours to go, a partial government shutdown is becoming more and more likely.

Senate Passes Short-Term Spending Bill To Avoid Shutdown

The Senate passed a bill that keeps the government funded through the beginning of February, but fails to provide any funding for the President’s border wall.

Memetic Warfare and Stochaistic Terrorism

America’s tradition of unlimited free expression increases the danger of violence.

How The DACA Problem Could End Up Hurting Republicans In November

The legal fight over DACA could end up posing problems for Republicans in November.

Conservatives Are On The Wrong Side Of The N.F.L. Anthem Debate

Conservatives claim to support freedom of speech and freedom of expression, but they’ve utterly failed that test when it comes to their reaction to players who peacefully and respectfully kneel during the National Anthem.

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Trump Supporters Surprised To Find That Donald Trump Is Acting Like Donald Trump

In the wake of the latest attack on Syria, some of the President’s strongest supporters seem shocked to discover that the unprincipled egomaniac they supported is, in fact, an unprincipled egomaniac.

Hundreds Killed In Terrorist Attack On Mosque In Egypt

A horrible terror attack in Egypt.

Democrats Say They Reached A Deal With Trump On DACA

Trump makes a DACA deal, apparently.

Yes, The First Amendment Does Protect So-Called ‘Hate Speech’

Even the most offensive speech is protected by the First Amendment.

Trump Undercuts Bannon In Internal White House Power Struggle

Inconceivably, Steve Bannon thought that clashing with President Trump’s daughter and son-in-law was a good idea. He’s likely learned his lesson now.

Milo Yiannopoulos And The State Of American Conservatism

Milo Yiannopoulos was a troll and a peddler in offensiveness, but the fact that he became a star on the American right was the result of a transformation of American conservatism that has been entirely unhealthy.

Donald Trump’s Immigration Flip Flop

Donald Trump is signaling a big shift in his immigration position.

Where Were the Sane Republicans?

Answering a question that gets a lot.

Sarah Palin Endorses Donald Trump’s Anti-Muslim Bigotry

Sarah Palin has joined such luminaries as Rush Limbaugh, Ann Coulter, Laura Ingraham, and former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke in endorsing Donald Trump’s anti-Muslim immigration plan.

How Much Will Trumpism Damage The Republican Party?

Even if Donald Trump isn’t the Republican nominee in 2016, he could still end up causing real harm to the party’s chances of winning the White House and holding on to the Senate.

Donald Trump’s Immigration Plan As Bad As You’d Expect

Donald Trump’s immigration plan is would create a police state, violate people’s rights, and hurt America’s economy. And his supporters will most likely love it.

Donald Trump, Immigration, And The Republican Party

Once again, Donald Trump is succeeding because he is saying things many Republicans agree with.

Donald Trump’s Arguments About Immigrants And Crime Are Based On Lies

Contrary to what Donald Trump claims, immigrants are less likely to commit crime than others.

Ted Cruz’ Bestselling Book Not on Bestseller List

The NYT has left Ted Cruz’ new book off its bestseller list, despite it selling more copies than 18 of 20 titles on said list.

Yes, Americans Care About Soccer Now

My latest for The Hill, “America Comes to Soccer,” has posted.

The Right’s Position On Immigration Is Inconsistent With Their Own Principles

If conservatives actually believed what they said they do, they would be much more open to immigrants, and immigration reform.

The Conservative Political Media Complex

Many conservatives are living inside of a media bubble and they’ll continue to have problems until the consciously decide to break out of it.

Politics Stinks

There’s no doubt about it, our political culture is pretty horrible.

Rick Santorum: “The Smart People Will Never Be On Our Side”

In Rick Santorum’s brand of conservatism, no smart people need apply.