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In Re-Election Bid, John McCain Has Combined Cowardice with Folly

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Many of us who have followed politics for a generation or more have found things to admire in John McCain’s role upon the political...

Trump’s “If I Lose, Don’t Accept the Results” is a Political...

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This piece will run in newspapers in VA-06 (unless I change my mind). In terms of the law, and our Constitution’s First Amendment rights, a...

I Was Wrong about Trump

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Appearing in newspapers in VA-06. There’s been a change in how I see Donald Trump. A few months ago, I saw him as an accomplished actor,...

I’ll Be Discussing “American Politics 2016” This Wednesday Evening in Harrisonburg

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This is a revised edition, going beyond the information in the flyer to flesh things out a bit. I'll be talking with people about "American...

Can Anyone Stop Bernie’s Breaking Bad?

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Note: I write as one who has supported Bernie from the beginning, and voted for him in the Virginia primary. Various good commentators are noting...

Trump’s Rise: Not just a Threat but an Opportunity

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The rise of Donald Trump means that the American political system, already sick, could be degraded still further. But – if Trump does become...

Isn’t It Obvious Hillary and Bernie Should Be Campaigning Against the...

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Dear Hillary and Bernie, Is there any reason we voters should care which of you is better at lacerating the other when what we need...

Interpreting Bernie’s Optimistic Pre-NY-Primary Statements

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Last night, Rachel Maddow was much intrigued by how Bernie Sanders has been high-balling his chances in today's New York primary. The general rule,...

Bernie and Hillary, Give Us the Campaign We Need

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Your recent squabble — with one questioning whether the other is “qualified to be president” — highlights how you two have not...

Bernie Made a Mistake Last Night. He Should Correct It Without...

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Neither Democratic candidate should be supplying the Republicans with any ammunition that could be useful to the Republicans in the general election. Bernie Sanders...