Sexual Blackmail’s Long History

It’s hardly an unusual tactic for intelligence agencies.

Trump vs. the Russophobes

Will the dirty dossier stop detente with Putin?

How a Former CIA Officer Reads the Trump Dossier

Fact, fiction, or speculation?

An Obamacare Update

Repeal-and-delay, RIP.

After the ‘End of History’

The Age of Great Expectations and the great void

The New Obamacare Dilemma

Republicans find themselves in a precarious position.

Will Trump Transform the CIA?

What to expect from his new director

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A first pass look at the triangular politics of the Trump era

Ethics? We Don’t Need No Stinking Ethics

The House GOP makes their priorities clear

LBJ vs. the Nuclear Family

The consequences of his Great Society have been profound.

Barack Backhands Bibi

The UN resolution is a debacle for Democrats, an opportunity for Trump Republicans.

When ‘Paranoia’ Is Justified

Sometimes the monsters are real.

Is Civilian Control of the Military in Jeopardy?

And is it really any better?

The Dialectical Utility of Explanations: Election Edition

2016 is an exceptionally bizarre year from which to conclude that there are no lessons to be learned.

Threats to Democracy

Efforts to delegitimize the election threaten to do more harm than the hacks did.

How to Delegitimize a President

Attempts to overturn the election threaten to undermine the tradition of peaceful transfer of power.

Tough Guys and Crackpots

Who will win the struggle between them on Trump’s foreign policy team?