As I watch the Trump Administration deteriorate into the political equivalent of the Fyre Festival, my thoughts naturally turn to Machiavelli.
So, you want immunity from prosecution, do you? Here’s a helpful guide to how to get it, if you’re, say, a former National Security Advisor.
The countdown to the House of Representative’s effort to “repeal and replace” Obamacare is ticking into its final moments.
Would a female Donald Trump still be Donald Trump?
What does it say about a leader that he always has his steak well-done, slathered in ketchup?
At least it can’t get any worse than this, right?
A very quick run-through of the February 9, 2017 decision in State of Washington v. Trump.
An explainer on a suddenly-controversial section of tax law.
Trump is an affront to my values and sense of decency. Why on earth would I want him to succeed?
Hear President Trump ROAR.
I made some silly jokes last night too, and I’m certainly no fan. But the facts aren’t all in on this one yet, so just hold up a bit. Lawfare did what I should have done: put on their critical thinking caps.
Read the article that prodded yet another enraged, petty tweet from the man who will soon be President.
On the art of punching down, punching-up, and punching sideways.
Ronald Reagan and Donald Trump via J.G. Ballard.
Saul DeGraw offers up some blunt talk to those who say that’s what they want from their leaders.
Within days of the Paris Agreement being signed, a climate change denier was elected. What now?
A mediation upon history and the cultural impact of Donald Trump’s electoral victory.
You don’t know the power of the dark post.
Not paranoid enough!
Jason Kuznicki — Becoming a Democrat
It turns out people are complex and no group is monolithic.
An attempt to plant goalposts.
In which Burt Likko tries to convince you, and himself, that it’s not going to be that bad.
Ted Cruz’s role was more indirect than that of his rivals. But he could have done more.
John Kasich ran a vanity campaign that never really began. He was the last opponent to drop out.
Jeb gave it the old college try, with $100 million.
An intellectual experiment. Let’s play the role of electoral fraudster. Come, and conspire for a moment, and let us see whether we might realize benefit from subverting the integrity of American democracy.
…And whether we’ve now been presented with evidence that this is actually happening.
Marco Rubio had a really good shot at the prize.
Those who claim the press have been conspiring to sit on stories about Donald Trump haven’t been paying attention to the press.
Trump was never inevitable.
Does telling someone that his running mate is a complete dirtbag require a trigger warning?
Not paying taxes for 18 years is not necessarily tax evasion
A debate heavy on personality and light on policy, with some surprising oversights and some agreements that in any other election cycle would be surprising to note.
We knew it would eventually come to this. It had to. And now, here it is. Also, what Burt Likko plans do be doing during the debate, and chances are, you’re going to be jealous of him when you learn it.
This week, the Washington Post’s Charles Lane insisted that the media has done its job this election. He’s wrong.
Trump and the Future of American politics.