Article Archive

Democrats Die Again on the Wrong Hill

There seems to be no strategy other than Trump rage, and despite going nuclear on a man’s life, they just can’t win.

October 8, 2018

Kavanaugh Meets the Senate Star Chamber

The goal wasn’t to show the nominee was unqualified as a jurist, but that he was unqualified as a human being.

September 28, 2018

What Ohio’s ‘Deplorables’ Really Want

In an unscientific survey of flyover country, our correspondent learned why voters are so willing to forgive Trump.

September 19, 2018

There is No Patriot or Spartacus Here—Just Politics

There are ways for officials to honorably dissent, like blowing a whistle, resigning, or penning a protest with your actual name on it.

September 8, 2018

Watching Mainstream Cable News From a Hospital Bed

I learned that the president was on life support, and that we were always at war with Eurasia.

September 3, 2018

Why John Brennan Doesn’t Deserve a Security Clearance

After leaking for a while, most boils dry up and go away. Not this one.

August 20, 2018

I Was Banned for Life From Twitter

I became persona non grata after a heated exchange over the media’s complicity with the government. The mob won.

August 9, 2018

Donald Trump is Not the ‘Manchurian Candidate’

But the establishment blob is looking a lot like the new McCarthyism.

July 31, 2018

John Brennan, Melting Down and Covering Up

He accuses Trump of treason. But what’s his bluster really about?

July 20, 2018

Why I Stand With Julian Assange

America’s least favorite whistleblower nonetheless did us a great service—and the U.S. case against him could be chilling.

July 13, 2018

The Diplomacy 101 Lessons That Washington Forgot

Negotiating is tough, it takes a long time, and sometimes you bow to unsavory people.

June 21, 2018

Real Takeaway: The FBI Influenced the Election of a President

The good news is the Deep State seems less competent than we originally feared.

June 15, 2018

What if the Trump-Moon-Kim Summit Fails?

Diplomacy is about moving the goalposts and embracing the long game—not playing chicken.

June 7, 2018

What I Saw in Post-Nuclear Deal Iran

I talked to hardline clerics saying “I told you so” and lost my luggage at the airport. If only Donald Trump had done the same.

May 24, 2018

Can Michael Hayden Be This Blinded By Hate?

Ex-NSA chief says Americans have been conned by Russia and Trump and should look to intel community for salvation.

May 10, 2018

What if Kim Jong-un is Looking to Liberalize?

The rush to the table may be a sign the North Korean leader’s strategy is economic, not nuclear.

April 26, 2018

A Higher Loyalty is Jim Comey’s Revenge, Served Lukewarm

The spurned FBI director is presented as everything that Trump isn’t–and that gets old, quick.

April 19, 2018

Sacrificing Veterans Health Care on the Altar of Privatization

Think creating a ‘Medicare for Veterans’ is the answer to VA’s woes? Not so fast.

April 10, 2018

U.S. Officials Demand Al Jazeera Register as Propaganda ‘Agent’

The network is the latest in the big chill, is being called ‘anti-American, anti-Semitic, and anti-Israel.’

March 27, 2018

Gina Haspel: As If Nuremberg Never Happened

Nothing will say more about who we’ve become as a nation than if a torturer is allowed to head the CIA.

March 19, 2018