Two Republican Parties?

Some GOP governors are taking a stance against Trump.

Democrats Prepared for Impending Doom

Party leaders are treating an electoral defeat as inevitable.

The Disqualification Clause and January 6

A provision of the 14th Amendment to keep Civil War generals out of office is back in play.

US-France Submarine Contretemps

American cheese will henceforth be known as liberté cheese. And not because of the metric system.

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

The Merrick Garland precedent is power politics, nothing more.

It Depends on What the Meaning of ‘Russiagate’ Is

Blake Hounshell has doubts about whether Trump colluded with Moscow.

New York Times Benghazi Story Gets Some Political And Journalistic Push Back

The New York Times Benghazi report raises as many questions as it purports to answer.

Obama Administration Walking Back Obama’s Red Line

Is the White House distancing itself from the President’s “red line” remarks about Syria?

Footnoting Social Media

Blake Hounshell finds the footnotes in Andy Carvin’s latest book somewhat amusing:

Tammy Smith: America’s First Openly Gay General

Tammy Smith has been promoted to brigadier general, thus becoming the first American general officer who also happens to be openly gay.

Congress and Insider Trading

Congressmen are investing hundreds of millions of dollars in stock in companies over which they have oversight. And it’s perfectly legal.

David Frum Eviscerates Charles Murray’s Latest Book

David Frum begins a withering review for The Daily Beast, “Charles Murray’s Coming Apart: The State of White America, 1960-2010 is an important book that will have large influence. It is unfortunately not a good book.”

Are The Good Times Really Over For Good?

Watching the news and reading the op-eds makes it clear: America is doomed.

Fun with URLs

The Independent allows creative versions of the URLs on their stories.

Andrew Bacevich: Three Harpies?

Andrew Bacevich refers to Hillary Clinton, Susan Rice, and Samantha Power as “the Three Harpies.”

Bob Woodward Still Relevant?

Dan Drezner asks, “Has Bob Woodward jumped the shark?” My snarky response is that he did that in Bob Casey’s hospital room.

Report: U.S. Convinces Israel To Back Down On Iran, Or Maybe Not

The New York Times is reporting that the Obama Administration has convinced Israel that Iran is much further away from developing nuclear weapons than Tel Aviv fears, but there seems to be something else going on here.

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God Endorses Guiliani