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Question for Readers Here: Who Is Going to Win This Battle?

In America right now, two forces seem to be moving rapidly toward a collision. One might be called "the force of the rule of...

Republicans Make Themselves Accessories to Trump’s Crimes

Sometimes I wish I could see into the future. What's going to happen? In the battle between Trump and the rule of law in...

The Profound Hypocrisy of the Republicans Depicted by Paul Krugman in Five Brief Tweets

Paul Krugman has hit the ball out of the park, as he sometimes does. As he is using the medium of the Tweet, his...

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...
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