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Building Public Support Before Impeaching Was Once a Legitimate Strategy. No...

I began a recent piece here with the words: "Unhappily, with each passing week, I become more convinced that if the Democrats in Congress continue...

How the Democrats Can Best Solve Their Impeachment Problem

The Democrats should announce an “Impeachment Inquiry” – now is the time -- and they should pitch it to the American people as something...

The Democrats’ Moment of Truth

This will be my op/ed for the coming week in newspapers in VA-06. ************************* In America we’ve come to a moment of truth that, I’ve come...

How the Democrats Can Fight This More Powerfully

Thursday night, on his MSNBC program, Chris Hayes spoke about the need for the Democrats, in the deploying of their powers, to bring "maximalism"...

Hoping this Time Democrats Will Avoid Their “Characteristic Error”

Over the years, when asked by someone for my counsel on one thing or another, I've used the concept of "the characteristic error." If...

We Don’t Need the Mueller Report to Know. We’ve Witnessed the...

There are good reasons to care about getting the Mueller Report released to its intended audience—to the Congress, and thence to the American people. But...

Much Less Than Vindication (Op/ed for the newspapers)

When I wrote the piece "For the First Time, I'm Wondering About Bob Mueller" on Monday, it was before I'd heard former AG Eric...

Monday News: “Barr Did What Donald Trump Hired Him to Do”;...

by Lowell Here are a few national and Virginia news headlines, political and otherwise, for Monday, March 25.  One by One, Global Bond Markets Are...

AG-Nominee Barr’s Statement Has Given Me a Shot of Hope

This was born as a comment on Blue Virginia, and then was posted as a brief entry on Daily Kos.  "I am allowing myself to...

Are the Democrats Up to the Trump Task at Hand?

In some important ways, the Democrats are approaching this upcoming impeachment process properly. Because not enough of the American people can yet see the...