Watergate at 50

Half a century have passed since a botched burglary changed history.

John Allen, Illegal Lobbying, and Foreign Influence

The retired general and think tank president is in hot water.

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More Police In Schools Is NOT The Answer

An example of security theater with proven negative social impacts

Biden Pleads for Regime Change in Russia

The President commits a Kinsley gaffe.

Women Likely to be Included in Draft

A long-overdue change appears to be happening.

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America Getting Less White

The long demographic trend continues.

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Raising Taxes on Other People Very Popular

President Biden’s pollster has made an amazing discovery.

Student Debt and the For-Profit Connection

The loaners, the dreamers, and schemes.

How Much Student Loan Relief?

Now, we’re just haggling over price.

The Revolving Door and the Appearance of Impropriety

Biden nominees Janet Yellen, Tony Blinken, and Avril Haines are under scrutiny for their financial disclosures.

More Nonsense About the Election

A shadowy flight into the realm of evidence that does not exist.

Latin America and Covid-19

The pandemic is having serious effects in the region, and they will persist for some time.

Iraqi Protesters Storm U.S. Embassy

Amid protests over American airstrikes, the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad has become a target.

Lessons For The U.S. In The British Elections?

What lessons are there for the United States in general, and Democrats in particular, in last weeks British election?

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Bernie Sanders Wants Taxpayers to Pay Off All College Loans

The Democratic Socialist wants to absorb $1.6 trillion of student debt.

Trump Says He’d Never Spy On North Korea

President Trump says that he would not spy on a rival regime like North Korea, once again making one wonder where his loyalties lie.

Mitch McConnell And Wife Tied To Favortism At Transportation Department

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is being accused of giving preferential access to businesses and businessmen tied to her husband, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell

New York Passes Law That Will Allow Congress To Get Trump’s State Tax Returns

New York has passed a law that would allow Congress to obtain copies of the President’s New York State tax returns.

Backing Trump, The Right Sells Out On Trade And Tariffs

As it has in so many other areas, the right has sacrificed it’s previously held beliefs on international trade to feckless obedience toward President Trump.

Trump Taking Ill-Advised Militaristic Position Regarding Iran

The Trump Administration is taking an unnecessarily militaristic approach toward Iran, and that poses real dangers for the country and for the Middle East.

Leak Reveals A Decade Of Trump Tax Information, But Nothing Very Illuminating

The New York Times has obtained about ten years worth of Donald Trump’s tax returns from the late eighties to early nineties. They don’t tell us much that we didn’t already know.

A Strong Defense of Barr

Jack Goldsmith pushed back on “over the top” reaction to the AG’s handling of the Mueller report.

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Medicare-for-All Requires Squeezing Hospitals

Bernie Sanders and other advocates focus on insurance companies and drug companies. But that’s not where the money is.

Sharp Dissection of the Mueller Report at Lawfareblog

Expert analysis from expert analysts

Taxing the Very Rich

It’s a lot harder than it looks.

Trump Fighting Congress’ Demand for His Tax Returns

The law is not on the President’s side.

Stephen Moore is a Terrible Choice for the Fed

Only the best people, dontcha know.

1970s and 1980s Yearbooks Featured Blatant Racism—And Not Just in the South

Ku Klux Klan jokes, fake lynchings, and the like were routinely depicted even at places like Cornell.

Trump And Kim Jong Un To Meet Again Next Month

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un will meet again in February, but it’s hard to see why.

Evidence Mounts Against Saudi Crown Prince In Khashoggi Murder

The evidence linking the Saudi Crown Prince to the murder of Jamal Khashoggi seems irrefutable.

Tax Cuts Not Helping Republicans Heading Into November

Contrary to what they believed back in December. Republicans are finding that the tax reform bill is not helping them in the midterm elections.

Americans Don’t Support Trump’s ‘Space Force’

The American public is not sold on the idea of a ‘Space Force.’

Charles Krauthammer Announces He Is Dying Of Cancer

Political columnist and commentator Charles Krauthammer has weeks to live.

Kerry Seeks to Preserve Iran Deal

The former SecState is engaging in some shadow diplomacy.

Mandatory SATs and Upward Mobility

Combining universal and mandatory (and free) college-board exams with a program for targeting college recruitment of disadvantaged groups could–if coupled with a commensurate financial commitment by the state to such groups–go some distance in bringing more qualified economically disadvantaged groups into higher education. 

Retirements Are Making GOP Control Of House More Precarious

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

Trump To Recognize Jerusalem As Israeli Capital, Breaking Decades Of U.S. Neutrality

A foolish, and potentially dangerous, decision by President Trump.

American-Backed Forces Capture Raqqa, But ISIS Is Far From Defeated

The capital of the purported caliphate declared by ISIS has apparently fallen, but that doesn’t mean the end of ISIS. In fact, it may make the group more dangerous.

Trump And Putin Had Previously Undisclosed Meeting At G-20

Is there anyone in the Trump Administration or family who hasn’t held undisclosed meetings with Russians?

Trump Signs Waiver Of Law Requiring Move Of U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

Despite campaign promises, President Trump won’t be moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem anytime soon.

Zbigniew Brzezinski Dead at 89

A legendary statesman has passed.

The Power of Primaries

As usual, an attempt to explain congressional behavior brings us back to the issue of our basic institutions. The way we elect congress matters.

Policy Analysts From Left, Right, And Center Criticize House GOP Obamacare Replacement

Health care policy analysts seem united in their assessment of the House GOP’s replacement for the Affordable Care Act, and it’s overwhelmingly negative.

Trump and the Presidential Daily Brief

Delegating the morning briefing to advisors isn’t actually that unusual.

Joe Biden For Secretary Of State?

According to reports, Vice-President Biden is on a Clinton campaign short list for Secretary of State.

What Does The Success Of Brexit Tell Us About Donald Trump’s Chances? Pretty Much Nothing

Many pundits are arguing that the victory for ‘Leave’ presages good news for Trump in November, but there’s no reason to believe that.

The Quixotic Quest for the Radical Center

Americans don’t trust their government or each other. There’s no reason to hope it’ll get better.

Is Syria Already A Quagmire For Putin?

Some analysts are already suggesting that Russia’s two month old intervention in Syria is becoming a quagmire. That seems to be a premature judgment, but it’s not accomplishing much more than anything the West is doing.