Charles Lipson

rod rosenstein

Rod Rosenstein’s devastating admissions

9 June 2020 2:33 am

Rod Rosenstein’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was quiet, calm, almost bemused. But the tale he told was devastating…

amy klobuchar

Why did Amy Klobuchar drop out?

3 March 2020 6:42 am

Minnesota Nice Wasn’t Enough. Neither were Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s center-left positions and bland presentations. And so, today, she left the…

warren

Elizabeth Warren’s trail of tears

12 February 2020 8:57 am

Elizabeth Warren will soon be gone, a victim of her faux personality, her failure at identity politics, her badgering, eat-your-spinach…

iowa caucus

Why the Iowa voting fiasco matters

4 February 2020 7:35 pm

The Monday night caucuses were the biggest moment in four years for Iowa Democratic Party. They screwed it up beyond…

witnesses

The Democrats’ dirty secret? They don’t want witnesses

30 January 2020 9:08 pm

The Senate leaders have stated their positions clearly and constantly. Chuck Schumer, who leads the Democratic minority, is demanding that…

trial

The Senate impeachment trial is all about November

21 January 2020 9:25 am

The single most important thing to understand about the Senate impeachment trial is that it is all for show, meant…

delay

Pelosi’s impeachment delay is an unforced error

20 December 2019 10:05 am

One of our perennial school pranks was to place a whoopee cushion secretly on the chair of an unsuspecting teacher.…

founding fathers

The Founding Fathers’ focus group on impeachment, 1787

21 November 2019 4:46 am

We recently learned that House Democrats are concentrating their impeachment drive on ‘bribery’ because focus groups liked it better than…

impeachment hearings

The Democrats’ bad start to the impeachment hearings

14 November 2019 7:24 pm

The first day of public impeachment hearings was good for Republicans and mediocre, at best, for Democrats. That’s far short…

invective

The age of invective

21 October 2019 6:50 pm

A healthy democracy requires free speech and free assembly, tolerance for different views, and peaceful transfers of power among contending parties. It requires…

pelosi

What Pelosi really wants from impeachment

16 October 2019 2:48 am

The most important thing to know about Democrats’ impeachment inquiry is this: it is not about removing President Trump now; it…

joe biden

The question isn’t if Joe Biden will screw up: it’s when

15 March 2019 2:46 am

Joe Biden seems on the verge of announcing he will run for president. He begins in a strong position, leading…