Resetting Our Politics

Did Cassidy Hutchinson’s testimony change anything?

An Observation about the 1980 Election

Added historical context to ongoing conversations about American democracy.

Did Mark Meadows Break Electoral Laws?

It would appear to be the case.

CPAC as a Leading Indicator

The annual gathering showed us what the Republican Party would become years ago.

All Lies Are Not Created Equal

President Biden told a little fib.

The Biden-Harris Administration

A curious bit of branding.

Former SecDefs Sign off on an Extraordinary Message

On the op/ed page of WaPo, the 10 living former U.S. secretaries of defense say things that shouldn’t have to be said.

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.

The Flynn Pardon

Perhaps the most normal thing President Trump has done.

Trump’s Bizarre, Anti-Veteran Rant

The Toddler-in-Chief strikes again.

Obama the Elder Statesman

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

A Reminder that Institutions Matter

Some key numbers.

Reagan And Bush In The Days When The GOP Had A Sane Immigration Policy

As Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush remind us, there was a time when Republicans weren’t xenophobic nationalists when it comes to immigration policy.

Time for a National Primary

The consolidation of Super Tuesday makes the current system even more broken than before.

Washington Pays Tribute To George H.W. Bush

Washington said farewell to George H.W. Bush today in a service that both remembered his spirit and his heroism, and stands as a sharp rebuke to what politics has been reduced to in America today.

Washington And A Nation Pay Tribute To George H.W. Bush

A nation says farewell to a war hero, public servant, former President, and great American.

Bob Dole Offers A Final Salute To Old Friend And Political Rival George H.W. Bush

Though in poor health himself, Bob Dole made his way to the Capitol to pay his respects to his old friend and political rival.

President George H.W. Bush Dies At 94

George H.W. Bush,, who served his nation as a warrior, Congressman, Ambassador, Vice-President, and President, has died at the age of 94.

Christine Blasey Ford, Sally Quinn, And Why Women Don’t Report Sexual Assault

Fifty years ago, a young college student who would become one of the most influential women in Washington was sexually assaulted by a Senator. She didn’t come forward with her story for more than fifty years, and the reasons why strike close to what we’ve been talking about for three weeks now.

Bork 2.0?

The Bork hearings have come up in the context of the Kavanaugh confirmation, Some thoughts ensue.

Two Women Leave GOP Over Policy GOP Has Espoused 38 Years

A Republican organization dedicated to abortion rights is shutting down after 30 years, eight fewer than the Party has opposed them.

Former President George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital

A week before he turns 94, the former President is out of the hospital.

Former President George H.W. Bush Hospitalized In Maine

The 41st President has been hospitalized in Maine.

George H.W. Bush Released From Hospital

After less than two weeks, former President George H.W. Bush is out of the hospital.

Former President George H.W. Bush Out Of Intensive Care

Good news for the 41st President of the United States and his family.

Former President George H. W. Bush in Intensive Care

A day after burying his wife of 73 years, the 41st President was hospitalized for an infection that had spread to his blood.

Trump Likely to be Favored in 2020

The campaign-agnostic political science models predicted a toss-up in 2016 and again in 2020.

Barbara Bush, Wife And Mother Of Presidents, Dies At 92

Barbara Bush, only the second woman in history to be the wife and mother of a U.S. President, has died at the age of 92.

Teaching Political Science and the Trump Administration

Dan Drezner notes some challenges on this topic, and I add some of my own thoughts.

Nikki Haley to Be UN Ambassador

While it seems a strange choice at first blush, it’s a good one.

George H.W. Bush Reportedly Voting For Hillary Clinton

According to one report, the GOP’s longest living former President plans to vote for a Democrat this fall.

Joe Biden In 1992: No Action On Supreme Court Nominations Until After An Election

In 1992, Joe Biden said that no action should be taken on any potential Supreme Court nominations until after that year’s Presidential election. Sound familiar?

The End, At Least For Now, Of The Bush Dynasty

For now at least, the Bush Dynasty has seen the end of its involvement in national politics.

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

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

George H.W. Bush Highly Critical Of Rumsfeld And Cheney In New Book

In a new book, former President George H.W. Bush is highly critical of two of his son’s closest advisers in the White House.

Russia’s Economic Problems Just Getting More Grim By The Day

For a year that started out with regaining long-lost territory in Ukraine, 2014 is not ending so well for Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

Bill Clinton Most Admired President Of Past 25 Years, Bush 41 Woefully Underrated

Not surprisingly, Bill Clinton is the most admired recent President according to a new poll, but his predecessor seems to be underrated.

Is George H.W. Bush America’s Greatest Living President?

In retrospect, and in comparison with other recent Presidents, George Herbert Walker Bush’s four years in office were pretty darn good.

Jeb Bush Sounds More And More Like A Presidential Candidate

The former Florida Governor is talking more openly about running for President than he ever has before.

Garrick Utley Dead at 74

Veteran newsman Garrick Utley has died from prostate cancer at the age of 74.