Watergate at 50

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

Southernification of Rural America

Rural-urban is now a bigger divide than North-South.

The State of America’s Political Parties

One party is divided on how to govern and the other is united in not governing.

The Pandemic Economy

The job losses and hit to the service sector is well documented. But trade has radically shifted, too.

Reporting and Commentary Should Remain Separate

There’s more than enough opinion journalism.

Party of Grievance

Not of governance.

A Post-Trump Republican Party

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

Boris Johnson Loses Key Parliament Votes, But May Still Win In The End

The so-called “rebel alliance’ in the House of Commons continues to stack up wins against British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, but Johnson could still win in the end.

This Reactionary Moment

Continuing the conversation from James Joyner’s post.

Pete Buttigieg Lays Out An Encouraging Foreign Policy Platform

South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg laid out his foreign policy platform in a speech this week. It’s certainly an improvement over the current President.

EU Elections Show Continued Voter Frustrations

The transatlantic rejection of elite consensus that began with Brexit continues.

The True Cost of Trade Wars

The cost of Trump’s trade policies are well beyond the cost of soy beans.

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’s Intellectuals?

A WaPo writer takes a round-about path to demonstrate the obvious.

Trade Isolation and the Lack of Winning

The TPP is about to go into effect without the US.

Meet John Delaney, The Unknown Candidate

Who’s John Delaney? Well, he’s a Congressman from Maryland who’s apparently running for President.

Kofi Annan, Former U.N. Secretary-General, Dies At 80

Kofi Annan, who served as Secretary-General of the United Nations at the dawn of the “War On Terror,” has died at the age of 80.

Donald Trump Continues To Undermine America’s Most Important Alliance

On the eve of the NATO Summit, President Trump continues to engage in tactics that seem to serve no purpose other than to undermine America’s most important and successful alliance.

Populist Wins Landslide In Mexican Presidential Race

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, a populist from the left, rode a wave of populism and public disdain for the outgoing President to a landslide win in Mexico

Mike Pence Thinks A Year Is Long Enough For The Russia Investigation

Mike Pence’s obsequiousness to his master knows no limits.

The Fine Line Between Nationalism and Racism

Andrew Sullivan wonders, “Will there always be an England?”

As Trump Withdraws Into Fortress America, The World Moves On

President Trump has alienated America’s allies and friends, and they are acting accordingly.

One Year After Trump Withdrew, Canada Forms A New Trans-Pacific Partnership

Just over one year after President Trump’s foolish and ill-informed decision to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Canada has stepped in to rescue the deal.

Without Mentioning Trump, George W. Bush Rebukes Trumpism

Without mentioning his successor by name, former President Bush delivered a stinging rebuke to Trump and Trumpism.

Macron and Le Pen Advance To Runoff In French Presidential Election

French voters face a stark choice in the May 7th runoff for President. Hopefully, they’ll make the correct choice.

Solid November Jobs Growth Seems To Guarantee Higher Interest Rates In December

Another month of solid but not spectacular jobs growth seems to guarantee that the Federal Reserve will increase interest rates this month.

Donald Trump Defies Pollsters, Pundits, And The Odds To Become 45th U.S. President

Defying the odds and the polls, Donald Trump triumphed over Hillary Clinton to become the 45th President of the United States.

Even If Trump Loses, Trumpism Will Remain A Powerful Force In The GOP

Even if Donald Trump loses next month, the political forces inside the GOP he tapped into are likely to remain very powerful.

Party Realignment Fantasies

David Brooks thinks American politics “Could get ugly” before the ship gets righted.

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.

Previewing The Biggest Night So Far In The 2016 Race For President

By the end of the night, we’re likely to be in an entirely new phase of the race for both the Republican and Democratic nominations.

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

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

Sports Leagues File Suit To Stop Sports Gambling In New Jersey

All of the major sports leagues are trying to stop New Jersey’s efforts to legalize sports gambling. They should not be allowed to succeed.

The Case Against Repatriating Museum Artifacts


Who should own antiquity?

Yes, Americans Care About Soccer Now

My latest for The Hill, “America Comes to Soccer,” has posted.

Obama’s Pivot To The Economy: More Of The Same

As expected, President Obama’s latest “pivot” to the economy is less than meets the eye.

One Year Later, The Failure Of Occupy Wall Street Is Apparent

The Occupy movement began one year ago today. It’s no surprise that it ended up being a failure.

What Happened to the Wage and Productivity Link?

What happened in 1970 to decouple wages and productivity?

Tom Friedman is Seeking a Second Party

Friedman shifts from calling for a third party, to calling on the GOP to get serious.

Police Violence and Perpetual War

Why we shouldn’t be surprised that police are using tools of violence against protestors.

Why More Americans Don’t Major in Math and Science

A dwindling proportion of students are majoring in STEM fields. They’re likely making the wise choice.

Occupy Wall Street Outside The Mainstream?

Does “Occupy Wall Street” really represent the people they claim to be speaking for?

America’s Jobs Crisis

Everyone’s talking about jobs again. And it’s not a pretty picture.

Wage Growth Over Past Ten Years Worse Than During Great Depression

The jobs market has been weak for much longer than just the past two years.

Disadvantages of an Elite Education

While elite schools confer many advantages on their graduates, they also wall them off from normal people and create an entitled, out-of-touch elite.

The World Hates Fatties

Prejudice and negative attitudes towards obese individuals is becoming a global norm, not just an American phenomenon.

Where Are America’s Jobs?

What happened to the 15 million jobs that were supposed to be created in the past 10 years but weren’t?