FBI Director, Jim Comey, has somehow managed to pull off the most improbable of Washington feats – be equally despised by both political parties.
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1 HEADER Donald Trump, 1 HEADER economy, 1 HEADER immigration, 1 HEADER republicans, 1 HEADER whitehouse, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS border wall, China, first 100 days, Ivanka Trump, jobs numbers, nepotism, russia, sam stevens
It’s hard to imagine a more alternative version of what the Founders wanted for this country than what we currently see right before our very eyes.
On the campaign trail, then-candidate Donald Trump would frequently boast at campaign rallies that under his leadership, the United States would do “so much winning” that we might in fact grow tired […]
Politics is full of nuance, but at the end of the day, the formula is pretty simple – he who implements policies that make the greatest share of voters happy will be […]
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Congressional Republicans have been waiting for eight long years to undue President Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment.
In the United States – as in many countries – our elected officials, social institutions, and citizenry show a great deal of deference to our veterans and to our nation’s elders.
President Trump recently delivered his first formal address to the U.S. Congress and, shockingly, the overwhelming opinion of the mainstream media and pundits from both the left and the right was that […]
The 21st century still has many years left in it and there are sure to be numerous defining moments that shape how historians view this time in human history.
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: public polls seeking to quantify President Trump’s level of support deviate in a manner that we haven’t seen with other politicians.
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Republicans are back in control on Capitol Hill and that can only mean one thing.
Despite his best attempt at asserting otherwise in a raucous press conference, President Trump’s month-long presidency has been a chaotic mess, full of public protests, staff infighting, damaging leaks, and court challenges.
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President Donald Trump has made it his political M.O. to uproot the Washington establishment and employ a “bull in a China shop” approach to governing.
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An expert brander, President Donald Trump relied on the political slogan “Make America Great Again” to propel himself to the White House.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, Election 2016, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Mike Pence, Republican Party chuck schumer, congress, first 100 days, impeachment, julius caesar, mitch micconnell, paul ryan, Robert Reich, sacrificial lamb, sam stephens
To say that President Trump’s relationship with the Republican-led Congress is a bit awkward would be quite the understatement.
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Republican members of Congress were not shy about criticizing President Obama during his presidency, and foreign policy critiques were among their favorite lines of attack.
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The practice of railing against the press and undermining their ability to do their jobs has been an age-old practice that many a White House has employed. Few administrations, however, have been […]
1 HEADER Donald Trump, Election 2016, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Republican Party bernhard langer, david muir, fake news, glenn thrush, illegal voters, illegal votes, jared kushner, new york times, press secretary, sam stevens, sean spicer, steve bannon, tiffany trump, voter fraud
Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: President Trump tweeted (and said) something outrageous and now he’s got everyone in a tizzy.
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From a self-proclaimed populist president who has no intention of kowtowing to the political establishment, many of President Trump’s policies and pronouncements are likely to be unprecedented.
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Donald Trump’s whole shtick as a politician is that he is a prototypical “strongman” who can single-handedly fix the problems that ail America.
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The 2008 DC Comics thriller, The Dark Knight, is one of my favorite modern movies.
President Obama and President-elect Trump have very little in common and, despite hollow public displays of bipartisanship, they are unlikely to have a chummy relationship with each other during the Trump presidency.
1 HEADER Donald Trump, 1 HEADER internationalnews, Democratic Party, DNC, Election 2016, FEATURED CONTRIBUTORS, Hillary Clinton, Republican Party assange, bill o'reilly, bradley manning, hacker, hacking, julian assange, putin, russia, sarah palin, sean hannity, traitor, vladimir putin, wikileaks
Lost in the uproar of the out-of-left-field 2016 victory by President-elect Donald Trump (R-Russia) was the equally surprising re-emergence of Julian Assange.
The end of the calendar year is often looked forward to by many working people as a time when holiday bonuses and cost of living adjustments make their paychecks a little bit […]
The New Year is upon us and, with it, the Republican-led 115th Congress began their work anew on Capitol Hill. Republicans on Capitol Hill face a daunting legislative calendar in the month […]
The United States is a representative democracy, wherein the nation’s citizens elect officials to represent their interests, as opposed to a direct democracy, which allows for the direct involvement of citizens in […]
Back when I was in grad school pursuing my Master of Public Administration, a question was often posed by my various professors about whether or not the government should (or can) be […]
Donald Trump employed many catch phrases, during his presidential run, that sought to morph some of his campaign’s root themes into easy-to-remember lines. Some of his favorites included: “Build the wall,” “Lock […]
It’s hard to believe, but back in the 1990s the United States and Russia were budding global allies. The fall of the Soviet Union in 1991 opened up the opportunity to leave […]
Donald Trump’s political rise within the GOP was unprecedented, but, so, too, was the equally-remarkable fall from grace suffered by the party’s former standard-bearer, Mitt Romney.
Much has been written (and will be written) about how Donald Trump’s presidential campaign fundamentally changed basic norms of political campaigning, which have been practiced by presidential candidates in this country for […]