Jacob Heilbrunn

john bolton

The ill-timed revelations of John Bolton

18 June 2020 6:41 am

It’s starting to look as though the question isn’t who Donald Trump asked to assist him in his 2020 bid…

military

How much does Trump’s rift with military brass matter?

16 June 2020 7:34 am

Donald Trump needs to ramp it up. After he almost bobbled a glass of water and carefully descended a ramp…

protests

War footing: can Trump turn left-wing protests into victory?

2 June 2020 12:23 pm

Don’t cross Donald Trump. Trump originally ran for the presidency because Barack Obama mocked him at the White House Correspondents’…

washington

The Washington war zone

2 June 2020 2:24 am

Washington, DC Last night, I took my usual evening stroll in Friendship Heights, only to realize that it could have…

george conway nevertrumpers

If the NeverTrumpers are so insignificant, why is Trump so fixated on them?

6 May 2020 7:07 am

By George! After numerous attempts to provoke President Trump, George Conway, husband of Kellyanne, managed to elicit a series of…

fauci

Has Fauci has become the James Comey of the scientific community?

14 April 2020 9:15 am

Is the Trump White House fired up? Not exactly. White House spokesman Hogan Gidley tried to douse the speculation that…

deep state

Trump’s safari into the wilderness of the deep state

9 April 2020 3:26 am

Grin and bear it. Teddy bears are popping up across America in living room windows as families seek to entertain…

joe biden

How delaying the DNC helps Biden

3 April 2020 9:01 am

Joe Biden keeps getting more unconventional. It started when he delivered short speeches and one-word answers like ‘yes’ or ‘no’.…

donald trump easter

Donald Trump’s wishful Easter deadline is a trap for Democrats

26 March 2020 2:28 am

Will the stimulus stimulate? Donald Trump, who seems to have had nothing to do with the actual formation of the…

trump

Coronavirus keeps the spotlight on Trump and away from Joe Biden

21 March 2020 6:17 am

Well, well, well. There was former White House press secretary Sean Spicer at today’s press conference in a new incarnation…

Bernie Sanders

Bedtime for Bernie

11 March 2020 2:08 pm

Dosvedanya, Bernie. The honeymoon with the Democratic primary has come to as decisive an end as his old romance with…

warren endorse

Warren’s decision not to endorse a candidate is a kind of endorsement

6 March 2020 3:44 am

She wanted to be the Tin Lizzie of the presidential race, chugging to victory as the champion of the middle-class.…

joe biden

Joe Biden could torch Trump

4 March 2020 2:46 pm

The luck of the Irish was finally with Joseph Biden. Dismissed as a loser by much of the political class,…

klobuchar biden train

All aboard the Biden train

3 March 2020 6:26 am

Nobody is banking on Mayor Mike any longer. First Mayor Pete, then Sen. Amy Klobuchar, suspended their campaigns, offering a…

Bernie Sanders

Sand-storm! Bernie is coming for Trump

23 February 2020 3:54 pm

The Bern is getting scorching. Bernie Sanders didn’t just defeat his opponents in Nevada — he crushed them. The bedwetters in…

joe biden

Reports of the death of the Biden campaign have been greatly exaggerated

13 February 2020 10:30 am

Joe Biden has blown it. His era is over. The obsequies for his campaign are pouring in. Michael Hirsh in Foreign…

acquitted

Who saw that coming? Trump acquitted

6 February 2020 9:35 am

It was all going so well for Donald Trump. Then came Mitt Romney. The Utah Republican stole the show. In…

pete buttigieg

No one saw Pete Buttigieg coming except himself

5 February 2020 9:45 am

Small wonder that Joe Biden skedaddled out of Iowa as fast as he could to New Hampshire. It looks like…

lamar alexander

Lamar Alexander clears the way for an unbound Trump

1 February 2020 4:14 am

Lamar Alexander said that Donald Trump engaged in ‘inappropriate’ behavior as though he had yelled at a guest at a…

bolton

The Bolton blindside

28 January 2020 3:47 am

What’s wrong with trying to sell books? President Trump and his janissaries are trying to depict Bolton as a disgruntled…

joke

If the impeachment trial is ‘a joke’, who’s having the last laugh?

17 January 2020 10:20 am

Yet another dubious figure whom Donald Trump barely knows. This time it’s Lev Parnas, the Michael Cohen of 2020. ‘I…

impeachment

Trump must be unsettled by the impeachment developments

16 January 2020 9:25 am

So Lev Parnas is now swanning about with Rachel Maddow? It seems that Maddow scored an exclusive interview with Parnas…

neocon soleimani

Taking out Soleimani is like stepping on a landmine to cure a headache

3 January 2020 4:10 pm

Talleyrand once commented that Napoleon’s execution of the Duke of Enghien in 1804 was worse than a crime. It was…

right

What could go right for Trump in 2020?

1 January 2020 2:03 pm

It’s starting to dawn on Democrats that Donald J. Trump might stand on the steps of the Capitol in January…

wrong

What could go wrong for Donald Trump in 2020?

31 December 2019 5:23 am

What are the four things that can go blooey for President Trump in the next year? First, he can get…