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Why Is Our Commander-in-Chief AWOL On Russia? (Message to Trump Supporters)

On Saturday, I posted here a piece titled Trump is Showing He's Putin's Man: A Real-World Version of "The Manchurian Candidate." That piece was written...

Democracy on the Ropes?

This is my weekly op/ed for newspapers in my 2:1 Republican congressional District, VA-06. ***************************** This is a dark time for democracy. At this point, Turkish democracy...

A Pence-Kaine National Unity Government: An Electoral College Proposal So...

(Cross-posted at Daily Kos) “A Republic – if you can keep it” Two hundred and twenty-nine years ago, America’s founders gathered at the Constitutional Convention in...

Thoughts in the Wake of This Terrible Loss

With Lowell's permission/encouragement, I am starting this thread to share my thoughts and feelings in the wake of last night's catastrophe. I'll start with...

Why I Fear a Trump Presidency

My Facebook friend has asked me to explain why I fear a Trump presidency. I've been thinking about how to reply, but am thinking...

Dave Brat and the Trump Handshake

Dave Brat (VA-7) has just issued a statement concerning the latest Trump outrage, but he has failed the decency test:  he fell short of...

The Media: Donald Trump’s Sworn Enemy and His Best Friend

During these politically tumultuous times, if you turn on the news for just five minutes, you’re undoubtedly going to see one of two things:...