All Lies Are Not Created Equal

President Biden told a little fib.

The Return of Dumb Political Stories

Who watches the watch, man?

Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

Trump’s Final Meltdown

The President of the United States is an existential threat to the Republic.

Biden’s Defense Secretary

My latest for Defense One.

On Faux Analysis of Biden’s Win

Arguments and analyses that are, well, turkeys.

The Flynn Pardon

Perhaps the most normal thing President Trump has done.

Rethinking Flournoy as SECDEF

Women in national security circles love this woman.

Biden SECDEF Pick on Hold?

Maybe it’s not going to be Michèle Flournoy after all.

Biden to Name Blinken for State and Sullivan for NSC

The 46th President’s foreign policy team is taking shape.

GSA Head Refuses to Sign Transition Order

A nonpartisan official is refusing to do her duty.

GOP Fracturing Over Trump

While many are congratulating President-Elect Biden, too many are still following a loser.

Two Parties, Not Two Countries

We’ve just had an election, not psychoanalysis.

Biden’s Lead is Historic

He has the largest lead of any challenger since modern polling began in 1936.

Five Weeks Out

Joe Biden’s chances remain extraordinarily good.

Who’ll Control the Senate?

Forecasters give Democrats better than even odds of a majority.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 1933-2020

The iconic Supreme Court justice has died at the age of 87.

Comparative Approval Ratings

Is Trump really an outlier?

Electoral Integrity Concerns, Real and Imagined

What is more concerning, speculation and war games, or the words of POTUS?

Trump’s Bizarre, Anti-Veteran Rant

The Toddler-in-Chief strikes again.

Nancy Pelosi’s Haircut

An uncharacteristic misstep by a seasoned pro.

Disdain for the Less-Educated?

Is shunning those without college degrees the last acceptable prejudice?

A Post-Trump Republican Party

What would a reborn GOP look like and who would vote for it?

In Response to John Podhoretz’s Latest Column

Shame on him for defending authoritarian actions.

Trump Commutes Roger Stone’s Sentence

A shocking and yet completely unsurprising development.

Biden’s Veep Search

Every Democratic woman seems to be under consideration.

What if the Electoral Vote was Proportional?

What if instead of the unit rule, states doled out electoral voter based on the proportion of votes each slate of electors received?

Obama the Elder Statesman

The 58-year-old may have a post-presidency unmatched in history.

Getting Over What Happened to Elizabeth Warren

Women didn’t vote for her either. But that doesn’t mean sexism didn’t play a role in her loss.

Presidential Generations

We’re going to make history one way or another in November.

The Buttigieg-Klobuchar Dustup

It got somewhat ugly at the kids’ table.

Nevada Democratic Debate Roundup

Most national pundits saw it differently than I did.

Bloomberg’s Influence-Buying

Unprecedented spending since leaving City Hall has put him in a unique position.

Rush Limbaugh’s Presidential Medal of Freedom

Another controversy amid a reality show State of the Union address.

SOTU Ends Pretense of Normalcy

The State of the Union is petulant.

Senate Republicans Think Trump Guilty, Shouldn’t Be Removed

A binary choice will produce a worse outcome than necessary.

We Don’t Need Witnesses

What difference at this point does it make?

Feinstein and Three Democratic Moderates Leaning Toward Acquittal?

Surprising news from an unsurprising process.

Our Constitutional Crisis

To defang impeachment is an invitation for presidents to ignore the rule of law.

Jim Lehrer, 1934-2020

A legendary newsman has passed.

Polarization and the Media

Rules for covering the Senate trial highlight changes in how we get the news.

Trump Impeachment Trial Underway

And now the real farce begins.

Impeachment Impasse Could Last Weeks

It could take weeks to resolve the impasse between the House and Senate over the procedures to be followed in the Senate trial of President Trump.

Trump Impeached On Abuse of Power And Obstruction of Congress

For the third time in history, an American President has been impeached.

As Impeachment Gets Closer, Trump Becomes Even More Unhinged

Despite denials and dismissals, it is clear that being an impeached President is getting under Trump’s skin.

Despite Oath, McConnell Admits He’s Not Impartial On Impeachment

Mitch McConnell and the other 99 members of the Senate will be required to take an oath to “do impartial justice” in the impending impeachment trial. He’s already admitted that he won’t.

House Set To Debate And Vote On Impeachment

By the end of today, Donald Trump will most likely be the third President of the United States to be impeached by the House of Representatives.

Polling On Impeachment Largely Unmoved On Eve Of House Vote

With the House of Representatives just days away from impeaching President Trump, polling shows that public opinion on the issue has not changed much since October.

Trump Has Already Fixed His Impeachment Trial In The Senate

The trial phase of the Trump impeachment is set to be an absolute partisan joke.

House Judiciary Committee Approves Articles Of Impeachment

For only the fourth time in history, the House Judiciary Committee has approved Articles of Impeachment against a sitting President.