Cocky, rocky, American democracy
Can’t do live TV? Good luck winning the presidency
America! (in one sentence)
A.I. & WAR GAMES: Can human intelligence prevent the nightmare scenarios that were once science fiction?
RFK Jr.’s Holocaust stupidity: a lesson in what not to say
Arrest Trump, then nominate him
Why I still love the mess that is the US Congress
Everyone gets to decide: Will I approach political differences with an open mind?
Kari Lake reminds us that charisma on TV can be one of the most dangerous weapons in the world
What Sandy Berger’s Crimes Mean for Any President
Flag phonies: If you can’t see the Trump hypocrisy, take Old Glory down
One step closer to unlocking the U.S. Senate.
Three Vlads. Two Fascists. One Hero.
President Biden’s speechwriters need a new strategy
Progressive Caucus Must Go Ted Lasso: Forget Yesterday’s Loss – Ensure Tomorrow’s Victory
The politics of Jim Crow: How one senator’s insult offers a lesson in American history
More than justice: How 15 shots led to one big change in policing
Officer Sicknick’s death a symbol of how America’s system survived
Inauguration Day 2021: The words I’d write for President Biden
Democracy v. Insurgency (Abrams v. Trump)
Mr. Vice President: Was the price of Trump really worth it?
Impeachment II: Pelosi’s weekend move to checkmate Trump
The true frauds of 2020 came straight from the White House
Democrats need Black voters in Georgia to seize real power — and Stacey Abrams could deliver
How Donald Trump’s presidency drove me back into partisan politics
A tale of two seniors: Split opinions over Election 2020 hide in plain sight
Amy Coney Barrett confirmation the final jewel in GOP victory crown
Record early vote favors Dems – but will it be enough?
‘Swing vote Steve’ could be the key in AZ
The presidential debate that won’t matter, unless…
The spirit of Ruth: the time has come for Democrats to play harder ball
Democrats should obsess less over the polls and pour more into the operational war
A national voice to fight Trump’s rogue election tactics: Coming soon?
President Obama: Eliminate the filibuster to unlock Congress
Biden must use Trump’s tactics to make clear he’s the obvious choice to lead America’s economic recovery — again
COVID-19 is the political gift that President Trump refuses to unwrap
Trump America? The 2020 election will tell us who we are
Might or flight – who’s right in the COVID-19 fight?
Killing Coronavirus; Resurrecting Congress
The COVID-19 lesson that’s yet to be fully applied in America: Overreact now rather than later
Biden and Sanders stage negotiations
The American Opportunity Offered By Coronavirus
The Definitive Guide to Understanding the 2020 Presidential Election
The Sanders scare: Will the remaining Democratic candidates take a cue from the 2016 GOP primary?
If you want to build a political movement — you’d better make it about “WE”
Some words for the whiners: This is how a presidential primary debate works
Candidate charisma a key to winning the White House
Trump-opposers who stayed home in 2016 now hold the cards to defeat him
There is a movable middle on impeachment: Will any GOP senators wake up and respond to it?
The under-recognized source of the furious hyper-partisanship playing out in the House Impeachment debate
If the American Dream is still alive, it is demonstrated (and protected) by the life lived by Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman
Vindman's life story actually personifies the attainment of the dream, and it's nothing to do with accumulating wealth or fame. His journey is one of service and integrity — yet you might not know it if you'd only heard the public attacks on his character in the 24 hours following his sworn testimony. More on the haters in a minute.
Impeachment inquiry vote gets scheduled – House Majority finally catches up to the majority of voters
Get tough, Democrats. But do it with your brains and your words.
Yelling "lock him up" in a stadium doesn't do a thing -- except display that you're no better than were some very angry, ugly people in 2016.
What matters is the letter of the law and actions to uphold it.
What matters is the wording in the Constitution and actions to defend it.
Killing ISIS leader a victory for Trump, but won’t thwart political reckoning
Ultimately, through the mechanism of our elected representatives and their appointees, the American people’s collective preference as to consequences for the president’s actions will rule the day.
There are no get-out-of-jail-free cards. Or even hop-out-of-hot-water. The reckoning is coming.
Two founders, two fourths
On July 4, 1826, 50 years after the signing of the Declaration of Independence, two of America’s revered founding fathers – men who had been dear friends, successive U.S. presidents and worthy adversaries for more than five decades – both passed away within five hours of each other.
The 2020 presidential election will tell us who we are
We always hear that the next election is the “most important of our lifetime!” This time it’s true. Not because Hustler Don’s policies can’t be repealed and reversed if he wins and serves out a second term — but because of what his reelection would say about US.
Our democracy’s stress test: It’s coming on election day
The lightning-rod presidency of Donald Trump has been described as “unprecedented” and “divisive.” But it’s been far more than that. The last 18 months have tested our institutions and system of checks and balances more than at any time since Watergate.
The political divide does not require us to demonize
It is one of the lessons of John McCain’s life: You can fight hard for or against ideas and ideals, but it’s never a good thing to make sweeping generalizations and let differences get in the way of areas where we can agree and make progress.
Trump And Putin in Helsinki: For the president’s supporters, the true moment of truth
When we have a president who does not defend the Constitution and the brave warriors who have fought and sacrificed time after time to protect it, we are lost as a country. The degree to which today’s remarks were an insult to those soldiers’ memories and to the entire U.S. intelligence community cannot be measured with existing technology.
You may wonder where I’ve been
You may wonder where I’ve been. Why you haven’t seen much of me. Why you haven’t heard much from me. After all, I was the President of the United States for eight years. Naturally, I care. Obviously, I’m watching. And listening.
No matter who the new Speaker is, real dysfunction lies deeper
Retirement. Boehner’s no-brainer. He welcomed Pope Francis, and then made his announcement even before His Holiness had left the country. The Speaker was just sick and tired of navigating the political minefield that is the U.S. House of Representatives. And who could blame him.
The nuisance of nuance: one president’s doubling down on the dumbing down of American politics
“The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in the mind at the same time, and still retain the ability to function.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
What line must President Trump cross before Republicans stop rationalizing his actions?
Can the words and actions of this President still be rationalized? How much slack does he still have? Until he or his associates face indictments? Until the mid-terms?
The education (maybe) of Donald Trump
It is no secret that President Trump dispenses lies with reckless abandon. This fact is not in dispute. It is also no secret that Trump has displayed a great number of moral failings and poverty of character during his campaign. Even swing voters who reluctantly voted for the President agree on that point.
How to deal with Donald Trump: Liberals now have a huge challenge — learning to distinguish between his mouth and his governance
Many of us will never forget the damage Donald Trump has already wrought on our political discourse. At the same time, we can at least make an attempt to separate his mouth from his governance. We can try to be aware of that cognitive dissonance, and manage it.
The mirage of an American authoritarian
He may win the nomination. It is at least conceivable that he could win the White House. But whether this does or doesn’t happen, let’s be clear about one thing: the “fed-up” folks who believe Donald Trump is the alternative to the system are overlooking the system itself. American democracy.