Month: May 2018

Trump Confounds Critics Who Vowed He’d Soon Resign

Ira Stoll, New York SunPresident Trump deserves more credit than he has gained for at least one thing – outlasting his critics’ prediction of the length of his tenure. In a post-election column published in the November 11, 2016, New York Times, David…

Roy Cohn, Trump & the NY Cesspool That Created Them

Frank Rich, NY MagazineThe city’s Establishment will ignore unscrupulous acts to serve its interests – just look how it treated the onetime lawyer to the president.

On Presidents vs. Special Counsels, Scalia Got It Right Long Ago

Ilan Wurman, HillLate last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee advanced a bill that would create protections for special counsel Robert Mueller. The bill would require that the special counsel be fired only “for cause” as opposed to &ldqu…

Tester: The New Giant, Pasty Face for Term Limits

Charles Hurt, Washington TimesHow long does it take for a good man — a farmer from Big Sandy, Montana — to become thoroughly corrupted by the lies and evil ways of Washington? Less than two terms in the U.S. Senate, it turns out.

State of American democracy: mean

Vitriol that is laced through interest group email messages or weaved into campaign speeches to turn spectators into committed partisans has come to define our culture.

Privacy Rules Won’t Fix Real Problem at Facebook

Scott Wallsten, RealClearPoliticsThe Facebook-Cambridge Analytica revelations have caused renewed focus on privacy rules, although investors don’t seem too concerned judging by the nearly $50 billion increase in Facebook’s market value aft…

McConnell’s Broken Senate

Ira Shapiro, RealClearPoliticsIf political power can be defined as the ability to accomplish your objectives and prevent one’s adversaries from accomplishing theirs, no one in memory has been as powerful as Sen. Mitch McConnell, including our re…

Trump-Tester Dust-Up Could Heat Up MT Senate Race

Caitlin Huey-Burns, RCPAs a Democrat running for re-election in a state Donald Trump won by 20 percentage points, Jon Tester should have been among the most vulnerable incumbents in the upper chamber this year, but Republican recruitment troubles, a l…