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A Time of Darkness, Yes, But the Light is Getting Stronger,...

It is true that these are dark times. Never before have we had a president so dishonest, so reckless, so arrogant, so lacking in...

What We Need People To See: The Same Ugliness in Trump...

This piece is prompted by yesterday’s entry by 5oclockshadow, with the title “Fruits of this Poison Tree: Republicans Can No Longer Pretend They’re Not...

What I Think Paul Ryan Is Trying to Do

I just got an email from the DCCC under the subject heading "Ryan embraces Trump." That might be a politically useful way to characterize the...

Look Away from Trump to the Bigger Thing He Shows

Will be running in newspapers in my part of Virginia. It is understandable that, since Donald Trump locked up the Republican nomination for president, we...

An “Intensity Gap”: The Nation’s Problem Crystallized

This is appearing in newspapers in my conservative congressional district (VA-06). Having spent a decade now trying to understand the sickness degrading America’s politics, I...