Michael Cohen To Plead The Fifth

Michael Cohen will invoke his rights under the Fifth Amendment in response to any questions asked in discovery in the civil suit filed against him by Stormy Daniels. That’s really the only option he has.

Judge Allows Emoluments Clause Case Against Trump To Go Forward

A Federal Judge is allowing a lawsuit alleging that President Trump is improperly benefiting from business being done at the hotel in Washington, D.C. bearing his name to go forward.

Trump’s Attorney Has Been Trying To Keep Stormy Daniels Quiet Since At Least 2011

New reports indicate that Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen has been involved in efforts to keep Stormy Daniels from telling her story for at least the past seven years.

What The Rob Porter Scandal Tells Us About The Trump White House

The Rob Porter story, which is quickly becoming the Rob Porter scandal, tells us a lot about the Trump White House, and none of it is good.

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.

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.

Four More Women Come Forward With Accusations Against Roy Moore

The charges against Roy Moore continue to mount as national Republicans continue to push back against him.

Twenty-Six Killed In South Texas Church Massacre

Another mass shooting.

The Las Vegas Shooting Was Terrorizing, But It Wasn’t A Terrorist Act

Stephen Paddock’s crime was clearly terrorizing, and will impact the lives of survivors, families, first responders in many ways for a long time. Based on the currently available evidence, though, the Las Vegas shooting was not “terrorism.”

More Than 50 Dead, 400 Injured, In Las Vegas Mass Shooting

A gunman opened fire on a crowd of over 20,000 people in Las Vegas, and the results have been predictably horrific.

Anthony Weiner Sentenced To Twenty-One Months In Prison

With his sentencing, the strange, strange saga of Anthony Weiner has come to an end. What a strange and wild ride it has been.

Trump Hires Outside Lawyer For Russia Investigations

Trump’s decision to retain outside counsel is not surprising. Whether he will listen to Kasowitz any more than he appears to be listening to his White House advisers, of course, is an entirely different question.

James Bond Actor Roger Moore Dead At 89

Roger Moore, who played James Bond for a longer period and in more films than any other actor to date, has died at the age of 89.

Anthony Weiner To Plead Guilty

The Anthony Weiner saga comes to an ignominious end.

British Prime Minister Calls For Snap Election On June 8th

A political surprise in Great Britain as Prime Minister Theresa May calls a snap election for June 8th.

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.

Chaos Continues As Trump’s Labor Secretary Nominee Withdraws

The President’s choice for Labor Secretary withdrew his name from consideration yesterday, but this is just the latest example of what has been a transition that has largely consisted of fumble after fumble by the Trump team.

Today in Delusional Columns: Impeachment Fantasies

It is Trump’s party now. Impeachment is not coming.

Television Icon Mary Tyler Moore Dies At 80

Another television icon has passed away.

Carrie Fisher Dies At 60

Rest in Peace, Princess. May the Force be with you.

Marco Rubio Easily Wins Florida Senate Primary

As expected, Marco Rubio easily won the primary for his Senate seat. The General Election battle, though, promises to be more difficult.

Britain Votes To Leave European Union, Cameron Resigns As Prime Minister

By a narrow margin, British voters have chosen to send their nation, themselves, and indeed all of Europe into uncharted waters.

Prince Dead At 57

A music legend has passed at far too young an age.

George Martin, the ‘Fifth Beatle,’ Dead at 90

The producer behind a group of music legends has passed away at the age of 90.

No, the US is not on the Verge of a Multi-Party System

We will have a two party system for the foreseeable future.

The Battle Of The 2016 Narratives

To a large degree, the narrative you believe will govern the 2016 elections depend on which party you want to see win. But what’s the most likely outcome?

Why Does Europe Want To Keep Greece?

It’s easy to see what Greece thinks it still needs Europe, it’s more of puzzle why Europe thinks it needs to hang on to Greece.

The Stories we Tell Ourselves (Battle Flag Edition)

An important tenet of the internet is “don’t read the comments.” Well, I have violated that rule of late–which means more musings on the symbols of the CSA.

Americans Are Becoming More Liberal On Social Issues

A new poll shows that Americans have moved to the left on a wide variety of social issues.

How Will ‘Mad Men’ End?

The final episode airs tonight. How will Matt Weiner will wrap it up?

Yes, Veterans Should Pay Taxes. And We Do!

Alec MacGillis argues for Slate that “Veterans Should Pay Taxes Like Everyone Else.” I agree!

Edward Brooke, First African-American Elected To Senate, Dies At 95

The first popularly elected African-American Senator, and the first African-American Senator to serve since the end of Reconstruction ended, has passed away.

Marion Barry, Four-Term Mayor Of Washington, D.C., Dies At 78

For better or worse, Marion Barry was a fixture in D.C. politics for much of the 40 year period of home rule that began in 1975.

American Cardinal Critical Of Pope Francis Demoted

Vatican politics is older than American politics, and can be just as entertaining.

NFL Punishing Victim in Ray Rice Case

The firing actually hurts Janay Rice much more than it does Ray.

Seventh Circuit Strikes Down Indiana And Wisconsin Bans On Same-Sex Marriage

Another Federal appellate Court has struck down state law bans on same-sex marriage, but the only thing that matters now is the Supreme Court.

Same-Sex Marriage Suffers A Legal Setback In Tennessee

A trial court judge in Tennessee is the first jurist since the Supreme Court’s decision in U.S. v. Windsor to uphold a ban on same-sex marriage

Hobby Lobby Could Be Creating New Gender Gap Problems For Republicans

The Hobby Lobby decision could end up motivating women voters to turn out to vote against Republicans in the fall.

Federal Judge Strikes Down D.C. Law Barring Carrying Handguns In Public

In a logical extension of the Supreme Court’s decision in D.C. v. Heller, a Federal Judge has struck down D.C.’s law barring people from carrying handguns in public.

The Government-Liberty Connection: Looking to the Founding Documents

The “Founders” founded a government and the “Framers” were framing the basic structure thereof. This should be obvious.

Social Mobility and Race in Higher Education

The Affirmative Action debate is too divisive and largely misses the point.