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America’s Role in International Order and, Now, Disorder

This piece is appearing in newspapers in my very red congressional District, VA-06. *************************** For the entire history of human civilization, the international system has been...

Why Senator McConnell Is Sure to Keep (or “Keep”) His Promise

There's been lots of talk about how taking a promise from Senator McConnell is something only a fool would do, after all his previous...

Russians Helping Trump Now: Both Threat and Opportunity for Democrats

It is being widely reported that the Russian propaganda machine that helped make Trump President are promoting Trump's blaming the Democrats for the...

Make America What It Is Supposed to Be Again (On Shutdowns and Other Signs...

(Some spontaneous thoughts about the situation we Americans are in, in this extraordinary political time in our nation's history.) Things in American politics are so...

Serving the Few, Conning the Many (The M.O. of the G.O.P.)

This piece will be appearing this week in newspapers in my very red district, VA-06. ******************************* In a piece here some months ago, I argued that...

Are the Democrats Now Showing a Bolder Face?

Each month, on a Harrisonburg radio station (WSVA), I participate in a discussion of the recent political news of the day. (The other two participants...

If You’d Believe That….! (A message to conservatives about their credulity)

This piece has recently appeared in newspapers in my very red congressional district (VA-06). ********************* Two things preoccupy me these days: 1) the need for the...

The Mystery of the Republicans Propping Up Trump

I get it that the Republicans are utterly craven and unprincipled. Indeed, since 2004, I have been writing about the hypocrisy, the opportunism, the...

Trump is Giving Idiots, Morons, and Children an Undeserved Bad Name

For months, we've been hearing about the privately expressed opinions of people who work with Trump, describing him as a moron, an idiot, or...

Trump Voters, and the Enlightened Self-Interest of Being Our Brothers’ Keepers

I've noted that, when I've made my recurrent suggestion that we on the liberal side need to find effective ways to reach out to...
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