Trump’s Health Care Debacle

The president invested a large chunk of political capital in health care. He didn’t know the market.

Will We Always Have Been At War With Obamacare?

If the AHCA fails, will the base be furious, relieved, depressed — or simply forget that the fight ever happened?

An Obama Plot Against Trump?

Devin Nunes just set the cat down among the pigeons.

JCC Hate Hoax

Trump was right: someone wanted to make others look bad

Exposing Shabby Intelligence

There’s a long history of skepticism among ex-spooks.

Big Steel Is the New Solyndra

There is nothing subtle about the Trump administration’s pro-steel bent.

Could the President Spy on His Political Opponents?

Under the government’s current interpretation of the law, unfortunately, the answer is yes.

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How About Health-Care Reform for Realists?

Paul Ryan’s plan has all the sustainability of one designed by a right-wing Robespierre.

Does Sesame Street Deserve Government Funding?

Big Bird doesn’t need the money, and neither do so many other organizations grabbing special privileges and advantages through access to the federal largess pool.

Is Trump the New Teddy Roosevelt?

Trump’s insistence on national solidarity, rejection of globalism, and demand for total patriotism channel TR.

Jeff Sessions Is Rip Van Winkle on Drug Policy

Intensified enforcement of marijuana prohibition would be a tragedy.

Is McCain Hijacking Trump’s Foreign Policy?

America needs a new grand strategy, not one still mired in obsolete alliances.

How to Fix American Schools

The first step is for the federal government to decrease its role.

The Politics of the AHCA

Trump has every incentive to hang the bill around Paul Ryan’s neck — and a reasonable prospect of being able to do so.

House Repeal and Replace Bill Contains Important Conservative Reforms

Voting against “repeal” could be the death knell for Republicans in 2018.

The Inside Story Behind Trump’s Childcare Plan

It’s not too late for Republicans to abandon Ivanka’s mammoth childcare subsidy and push for a genuinely conservative approach

A Soft Coup, or Preserving Our Democracy?

Something’s happening here, what it is ain’t exactly clear.