Advise and Consent…

Years ago I enjoyed a delightful series of conversations with John Corlett, a true old-school newspaper reporter in Idaho who could...

Advise and Consent…

Years ago I enjoyed a delightful series of conversations with John Corlett, a true old-school newspaper reporter in Idaho who could...

The Senator from McCook

I took a political pilgrimage last week to an out-of-the-way little town in my native state. I’ve taken similar trips in the past to...

The Senator from McCook

I took a political pilgrimage last week to an out-of-the-way little town in my native state. I’ve taken similar trips in the past to...

Harry Reid’s Senate Legacy

Having lost the majority after the 2014 election, suffering a gruesome injury that nearly cost him sight in one eye, and facing As a...

Harry Reid’s Senate Legacy

Having lost the majority after the 2014 election, suffering a gruesome injury that nearly cost him sight in one eye, and facing As a...

Leader of the Pack

“I want to be able to go out at the top of my game…I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.” – Baseball fan...

Leader of the Pack

“I want to be able to go out at the top of my game…I don’t want to be a 42-year-old trying to become a designated hitter.” – Baseball fan...

The Water’s Edge…

“…the president may serve only two 4-year terms, whereas senators may serve an unlimited number of 6-year terms.  As applied today, for...

The Water’s Edge…

“…the president may serve only two 4-year terms, whereas senators may serve an unlimited number of 6-year terms.  As applied today, for...

A New Judge for Idaho – Part 2

The New York Times reported recently on a little noted aspect of Barack Obama’s legacy that will have lasting impact for the country. In...

A New Judge for Idaho – Part 2

The New York Times reported recently on a little noted aspect of Barack Obama’s legacy that will have lasting impact for the country. In...

Texas Two-Step

In the considered opinion of Tony Perkins, one of the leaders of the social conservative wing of the GOP, Sen. Cruz  “has become a de...

Primary Challenges Can Work

Politico reported over the weekend that many Senate Republicans are dismayed by the primary challenge that Liz Cheney, the very political...

No Coincidence

Consider the timeline. On July 10, 2013 Politico, the Bible of conventional political wisdom inside the Beltway, ran a tough piece on...

Appointing Senators

Ervin, appointed in 1954, served 20 years in the Senate and is now remembered to history for his drawling, gentlemanly and expert...

M.A.D. Men

You have to hand it to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky – the guy knows how to go for the political throat. Mild...

The Last Great Senate

Baker was a moderate Republican when the GOP had such a thing and his influence on the Senate and American politics from the 1960’s to...

War and Congress

The FBI followed him, particularly after he criticized Roosevelt’s foreign policy prior to American entry into World War II. His...

What’s Wrong

Harrison – everyone called him Pat – wouldn’t recognize the U.S. Senate today and I’m guessing he’d be appalled by the current leaders,...