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

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...

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

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

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?

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

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...

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

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

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...

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