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

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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?

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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...

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(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

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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

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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

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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

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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:...