Jon Huntsman Resigns As Ambassador To Russia Ahead Of Possible Return To Politics

Jon Huntsman has resigned as Ambassador to Russia ahead of an anticipated bid to return as Utah’s Governor, a position he held 11 years ago.

Virginia Finally Repeals Dumb Happy Hour Restrictions

Virginia has finally repealed a dumb and unconstitutional restriction on how bars could advertise Happy Hours.

Bernie Sanders Hitting A Rough Patch

Bernie Sanders is finding that the 2020 campaign is very different from 2016.

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Postal Service Pushing Massive Wage and Benefit Cuts

Under pressure to cut costs and unable to cut services, the workers are the likely victims.

Trump Has Few Options In Latest Iran Crisis

Realistically, President Trump has very few options when it comes to dealing with Iran and its nuclear program.

Trump Trails Most Major Democratic Candidates In Head-To-Head Polls

It’s still way too early to be predictive, but the latest head-to-head matches between the President and the top contenders for the Democratic nomination.

Trump’s War Against Transparency And The Free Press Continues

It’s been three months since the White House held a press briefing. Meanwhile, the President continues his unhinged attacks on the media.

Trump to Democrats: Investigate Me or Govern

The Toddler-in-Chief has issued an ultimatum.

Is San Francisco’s Gentrification Such a Bad Thing?

The city by the Bay is rapidly transforming. Should we lament that?

Elizabeth Warren Turns Down Invitation To Appear On Fox News Town Hall

Passing up an opportunity that other Democrats are taking, Elizabeth Warren is declining to appear on Fox News Channel. This seems like an unwise decision.

I’ve Changed, Man

Did I leave the Republican Party or did it leave me? Both.

Secret Service Chief Out as Part of DHS Shakeup

The tumultuous turnover at the top of the Trump team is too much.

Mitch McConnell’s April Fools’ Joke

In some expert trolling, the Senate Majority Leader decries “mindless, undiscriminating obstruction for the sake of obstruction.”

DNC Excludes Fox News From Hosting A 2020 Primary Debate

As it has since 2007, the Democratic National Committee is barring Fox News from hosting a debate featuring the party’s candidates for President.

Australia’s Top Cardinal Convicted Of Abusing Children

Cardinal George Pell, the top Catholic Cleric in Australia, has been convicted of sexually abusing boys in the 1990s.

Proving You’re Not a Robot is Really Hard

They’ve gotten better at solving CAPTCHAs than we are.

Northam Refuses To Resign, Denies Racist Photos Are Of Him

Despite overwhelming calls for his resignation, Ralph Northam is refusing to step down as Governor of Virginia.

Trump Backs Down In State Of The Union Standoff

President Trump has backed down in his showdown with Speaker Pelosi over the State of the Union Address, but that does nothing to bring us closer to a resolution of the government shutdown.

500 Catholic Priests In Illinois Found To Have Abused Children, Report Says

A preliminary report from Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan found at least 500 Catholic Priests whose abuse of children had been covered up by Church officials.

Democratic Senators Sue Matthew Whitaker, Asserting His Appointment Is Unconstitutional

Three Democratic Senators are suing the Acting Attorney General, asserting that his appointment was unconstitutional.

CNN, White House Settle Dispute Over Press Pass, But Future Conflict Is Likely

The White House and CNN have settled the dispute over Jim Acosta’s press pass, but future conflict between this Administration and the press corps seems inevitable.

The Constitution And Trump’s Temporary Attorney General

President Trump’s selection to serve as Acting Attorney General does not appear to be Constitutionally authorized to serve in that position.

2018 Midterm Projections

For better or worse, here are my projections for the midterm elections.

Two Days Away, A Split Decision Congress Seems Likely

With less than forty-eight hours to go until voters head to the polls, the odds are pointing to a Democratic House and a Republican Senate.

Democrats Poised To Win Back The House, But Fall Short In The Senate

With one week to go before Election Day, Democrats seem well-positioned to gain control of the House while Republicans seem likely to hold on to the Senate.

Saudi Arabia Finally Admits Jamal Khashoggi’s Death Was Premeditated

Saudi Arabia’s story about the disappearance and death of Jamal Khashoggi continues to “evolve.”

Another Shoe Drops In The Catholic Church Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis accepted the resignation of the Archbishop of Washington, D.C this week, but his letter reveals that he still has a blind spot when it comes to the Catholic abuse scandal.

Why Nobody Seems to Care About Trump Scandals

At this point, corruption, dishonesty, and insanity are just baked in.

Former White House Communications Director Heads To Fox

Hope Hicks jumps from one pro-Trump venue to another.

The Year Of The Political Women By The Numbers

A look at the numbers behind the influx of women into electoral politics this year.

Several States Opening Investigations Into Catholic Church Abuse Scandal

Several states are opening new investigations of the Catholic Church abuse scandal. It’s about time.

The Great Nixonian Bagel Scandal Of 2018

With the Democratic Primary just days away, Andrew Cuomo’s Democratic challenger in New York is making headlines thanks to a rather odd culinary choice.

Veteran Democratic Congressman Defeated By Boston ‘Progressive” Ayanna Pressley

Another “progressive” victory over a longtime Democratic incumbent, but this one is a bit different.

Archbishop Alleges Popes Benedict And Francis Covered Up Sexual Abuse Reports

A top Vatican official is alleging that Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI were both aware of previously unknown allegations of sexual abuse and chose to allow them to be covered up rather than bringing them to light.

Pope Francis’s Empty Rhetoric On The Abuse Scandal

Pope Francis took the rare step of sending a letter addressed to all of the world’s Catholics on the sexual abuse scandal. Words are fine, but they need action to back them up.

Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Reveals Widespread Abuse In Catholic Church

A Pennsylvania Grand Jury report reveals decades of abuse by some 300 Catholic Priests impacting more than 1,000 children and 26 of the state’s Roman Catholic Diocese.

The Democratic Party’s Progressive Wing Falls Short

Tuesday’s election results were a defeat for the progressive effort to remake the Democratic Party in their image.

National Anthem Protests Restart As N.F.L. Pre-Season Begins

The first night of games in the N.F.L. pre-season included some sporadic protests during the National Anthem, and prompted a predictable response from the President.

Republican Leads In Too Close To Call Ohio Special Election

Republican Troy Balderson holds a narrow lead in a Special Election in Ohio. Even if he wins, though, the way this election played out does not bode well for the GOP in November.

Donald Trump’s Own Lawyers Have No Confidence In Him

President Trump says he wants to talk to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, but his own lawyers clearly don’t trust him enough to allow that to go forward.

Army Refutes AP ‘Army Discharging Immigrant Recruits’ Story

The situation isn’t as awful as portrayed by the AP—but it’s still pretty bad.

Trump Revives His Claim That Mexico Will Pay For His Wall, Mexico Still Says No

Donald Trump continues to claim that Mexico will pay for his still non-existent border wall. Mexico says otherwise.

Trump To Postmaster General: Raise Rates On Amazon

President Trump continues his unhinged, and unsupported by facts, war on Amazon and its owner Jeff Bezos by pressuring an independent agency to raise shipping rates.

USPS Loses Billions Per Year, But Not Because Of Amazon

The Postal Service is losing billions of dollars, but not for the reasons the President claims.

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

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

Mueller Has Donald Trump In An Impossible Situation, And A Potential Perjury Trap

When it comes to a potential interview with Robert Mueller, President Trump faces risks no matter what form that interview takes.

Has Donald Trump Killed The Presidential Press Conference? It Sure Seems Like It

It’s been 441 days since Donald Trump held a full-fledged Presidential press conference. Does anyone care?

Democrat Leads All Potential Republican Challengers In Arizona Senate Race

Kyrsten Sinema, the likely Democratic nominee for the Senate in Arizona, is leading all three of her potential Republican challengers. This could spell trouble for the GOP.