The Decline of National Governance…

“We need to restore the norms and traditions of the Senate and get past this unprecedented partisan filibuster.” Senator Majority Leader...

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...

Assessing LBJ

Dallek titled one of his volumes on Johnson – Flawed Giant. That, I suspect, will be the ultimate verdict of history. A big, passionate...

I Am Not A Bully

There is a truism in politics that the worst wounds are those that are self inflicted. The next most damaging wounds are those that are...

The Speaker of the Whole House

Tom Foley’s death this week at 84 reminds us that the leader of the House of Representatives was once a courtly, civil, decent guy who,...

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...

All Politics

Turns out Donald Trump’s checkered past is almost as interesting as his current foray into Republican presidential politics. Trump has...

Trumped

The last time one of the two major parties nominated a real businessman for president was more than 70 years ago. It was 1940, the world...

Wolves

Is There a Lesson Here? For the first time ever the United States Congress is acting to legislatively remove a species from the...

Trust

Potentially one of the side benefits to come from the budget deal struck late Friday was the development of a modicum of trust among...

What is it about Montana

Fewer than a million souls live in Montana, the state that sprawls out under the Big Sky. Yet, during the 20th Century, Montana produced...

Obama’s War

I have a clear memory of an old basketball coach from high school who preached a simple strategy. Coach would say when someone was trying...