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How Merrick Garland turned the tables on Trump — and made Trump’s supporters look...

After Monday's FBI search of Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago, Trump blasted out the news of the unprecedented intrusion on a former president's residence. He asserted that it was politically motivated. But late on...

Mitch McConnell has set a trap for Democrats

Do Democrats want to lose elections?As I watched news reports on President Joe Biden's response to gun reform in the wake of the mass shooting at a Texas elementary school, that was my soul-crushing...

The House GOP needs to put its priorities in the right place

In the midterms, Republicans who focused on inflation, crime and other concrete problems made gains. Those who slung the slop of Trumpite invective and conspiracy theories, insisting the 2020 election was stolen, overwhelmingly remained...

How right-wing cancel culture paralyzes politics

The debate over the meaning of free speech took another turn recently when a federal judge announced that he would no longer take clerks who had graduated from the Yale Law School, which is...

An election system designed to excuse officials from responding to constituents

If an employee was completely unresponsive to her or his employer, the employee would likely not have a job for very long. Unfortunately, this is not the case in politics. Americans’ approval rating of...

Herschel Walker is a Republican patsy — but he is no victim

Time for a few words on Herschel Walker, the once-great football player now turned Republican Senate candidate. He’s running to unseat US Senator Raphael Warnock of Georgia. As far as I can tell, he...

A stunning survey found most Republicans oppose teaching about slavery – and it barely...

Survey results just released by USA Today show that "more than 60% of American parents want their kids to learn about the ongoing effects of slavery and racism as part of their K-12 education."But...

No president in my lifetime ever talked about his Republican predecessor like Joe Biden...

Here’s the important thing about the president’s prime-time address Thursday evening on the steps of Independence Hall in Philadelphia.That it happened.Forget about the details for a second.READ MORE: 'Awkward and angry': Donald Trump and...

Republicans see today as an opportunity to set up the end of democracy in...

There are only two ways that independent nations can be governed: by the people themselves through free and fair elections with maximum participation, or by an elite group that is...

This week saw a trio of terrible, horrible habeas corpus Supreme Court rulings

In this term, the Supreme court has issued two decisions that limit habeas corpus and the right to judicial review of unlawful detention. A third ruling treats the death penalty with a casualness that...