This Is Not Over…

My latest column that run Friday, October 5, 2018 in the Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune. ———- Most Americans today won’t recognize his name....

Kabuki Theater Confirmation…

Note: I’m pleased to be writing a new weekly piece for the Friday editorial page of the Lewiston (Idaho) Tribune. I’m looking forward to...

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...

Waiting for President Trump

“I believe the overwhelming view of the Republican Conference in the Senate is that this nomination should not be filled, this vacancy...

The Rules Matter…

Director Steven Spielberg’s latest offering – Bridge of Spies – works on several levels as his best films tend to. In fact, it may be one...

Guns and Myths…

“I can make the case that if there were guns in that room other than his, fewer people would’ve died, fewer people would’ve been so...

Hero to Zero…

“Scott Walker is still a disgrace, just no longer national.” – AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka – – – – – The old political axiom applies...

The Loudest Voice…

“Imagine a NASCAR driver mentally preparing for a race knowing one of the drivers will be drunk. That’s what prepping for this debate is...

Defining Moments…

Truly defining moments are rare in our politics. They come around perhaps once a decade or so, but when they do occur they often signal a...

History…

A great day for America with expansion of rights for same sex couples or a bleak day where the tyranny of five activist judges trump the...

The Most Important Election…

There is a wide-open field on the Republican side for the presidential nomination, with at least a half dozen serious contenders, while...

John Roberts: History is Calling

The U.S. Supreme Court this week confronts partisan politics and history in a way that will profoundly impact the court as an institution...

Supremely Political

In 1972, the Gallup organization published three massive volumes of “top line” results from all the polls that Gallup conducted since it...

Post-Racial

Americans of color may have significantly more challenges to overcome with employment, education, health and housing than most white...

Politics of the Oligarchs

The intersection of money and politics, both at the fringes and at the center of our democracy, has often led to full-blown scandal....

Heart and Soul

Brewer, an often erratic politician who once championed most causes of the far right of her party, took her time in doing it, but she...

The End of Spending Limits

The Court heard arguments yesterday in McCutcheon v. Federal Election Commission, a sort of sequel to the 2010 Citizens United case that...

My Lunch with the Justice

I did not realize until recently, while researching more deeply O’Connor’s history-making 1981 appointment as the first woman nominated...

Judicial Radicals

Having already conceded that passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act would cause his Democratic Party to lose the south for a generation – a...

Inevitable

As to whether her being gay might impact cousin John’s reading of the complicated California ban on same sex marriage, Podrasky told the...