Category Archives: Columns

Obama’s Republican Collaborators

The GOP swept to victory in November by declaring that this imperial presidency must be brought to heel, and President Obama’s illicit seizures of Congressional power must end. That was then. Now is now. This week, Congress takes up legislation to cede His Majesty full authority to negotiate the largest trade deal in history, the…

Why Don’t Americans Trust Hillary?

So Hillary Clinton wants to be the champion of everyday Americans, the folks who haven’t done well in Barack Obama’s economic recovery. She wants to be president because she cares deeply about ordinary Americans. She hasn’t actually used the word, but you get the impression that she finds income inequality un-American. It takes a certain…

A U.S.-Russia War Over Ukraine?

“Could a U.S. response to Russia’s action in Ukraine provoke a confrontation that leads to a U.S.-Russia War?” This jolting question is raised by Graham Allison and Dimitri Simes in the cover article of The National Interest. The answer the authors give, in “Countdown to War: The Coming U.S. Russia Conflict,” is that the odds…

Clinton’s Conundra

Hillary's hat is in the ring. But what kind of hat? She wants you to believe it's a Chicago Cubs cap, the kind they wear in the bleachers at Wrigley. Or maybe a cowboy hat, something that displays her common touch. But more likely, it's a Christine A. Moore big brim variety, one of those…

A Hairy Issue for the GOP Presidential Candidates

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Over the past few weeks, we’ve been watching presidential candidates jump into the 2016 race, and have listened to them make visionary speeches about why they want to be the leader of the free world. For people like me, who follow politics closely, these speeches have been fascinating for their messaging. They’ve hinted at the…