Congress

proxy voting

Clear and absent danger: why proxy voting violates the American system

22 May 2020 12:00 am

When House Democrats passed their $3 trillion coronavirus ‘relief’ package late last week, they also jammed through a rules change…

stimulus

Stimulus squabble marks a return to politics as usual

17 May 2020 5:36 am

Who is the proposed new $3 trillion stimulus package designed to help? If enacted, the bill — which narrowly passed…

corona trump

The problem is a lot bigger than Trump

6 April 2020 10:20 pm

It’s incredibly easy to blame President Trump for the coronavirus hell we’re all living in. The president doesn’t help himself…

democrats

The Democrats just made a huge mistake

24 March 2020 6:55 am

‘Never let a good crisis go to waste.’ When Rahm Emanuel said that during the economic meltdown of 2008-2009, his…

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…

trump

You come at the Trump, you best not miss

18 January 2020 5:42 am

The third presidential impeachment in US history has now reached the Senate. Like the first two, this one is almost…

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

There are fresh accusations levelled at her every week. Will they keep her from the Oval Office?

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.…