Congress

jon stewart congressional testimony

When did Congressional testimony become performance art?

13 June 2019 1:49 am

Watching parts of the Watergate hearings again recently, I was struck by just how dry they are as a spectacle.…

imam suleiman hate preacher

Why did Democrats invite a hate preacher into Congress?

11 May 2019 5:47 am

The Republicans are the party of racists and religious bigots, and the Democrats are the party of anti-racists and religious…

Mark Sanford and George W. Bush in 2002

The best American political memoir in a generation

8 August 2015 9:00 am

In June 2009, the good people of South Carolina lost Mark Sanford, their governor. Per his instructions, his staff told…

Why Hillary Clinton always seems to have an inbox full of scandal

14 March 2015 9:00 am

   Washington DC To the trained eye something is up on the Clinton front. Of course, there are the stories,…

You can’t demand democracy in Syria but ignore it at home

7 September 2013 9:00 am

After David Cameron’s decision to seek parliamentary approval for air strikes against Syria, two lobbies came charging in, banners aloft.…