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Thursday, October 19, 2017
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The State Of The Union: Trump Confronts These Hard Political Truths

An imperiled president says the state of the union demands radical change and asks the help of a supine Congress, while an imperiled administrative state seeks to protect constitutional government with the help of a burgeoning civil society protest movement and unknown allies in the FBI and CIA.

March 2, 2017

Clinton Emails: Is This Watergate? Or Just Another Whitewater?

Obscured by sensational and often stupid media coverage, the fundamental facts are simple. There is no evidence that Hillary Clinton violated any rule or law in her use of a private email server, however badly advised.

August 20, 2015

Five Republicans Who Actually Protected The Environment

Today, environmental protection is an almost entirely partisan issue. Republicans aren’t only reluctant to enact any environmental legislation — they’ve even attempted to get rid of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) altogether. That’s why Republican Kansas governor Sam Brownback’s recent accusations that his Democratic challenger Paul Davis doesn’t care enough about conservation sounded so odd. Today’s Republicans usually […]

September 4, 2014

Former Missouri Gov. Joseph ‘Walkin’ Joe’ Teasdale Dies At 78

By Matt Campbell and Dave Helling, The Kansas City Star KANSAS CITY, MO — Joseph P. Teasdale, elected as Missouri’s 48th governor in 1976, died Thursday in Kansas City from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 78. Teasdale, a Democrat who was born in Kansas City, defeated Republican Gov. Christopher S. Bond by 13,000 […]

May 9, 2014
Roger Stone is one of several Trump surrogates who will appear at an upcoming pro-Trump “unity rally” sponsored by white nationalist website Eternal Sentry.

To Roger Stone, Bridgegate ‘Cover-Up’ Is Another Watergate — And He Would Know

Very few Republican operatives knew the Nixon gang as intimately as Roger Stone, the legendary trickster whose back is adorned with an enormous Tricky Dick tattoo. And very few know New Jersey politics as well as Stone, who toiled among the party faithful in many campaigns since 1980, when he first ran the Garden State […]

January 23, 2014

Huntsman As Nixon Republican

We all know Jon Huntsman is an unorthodox Republican, a wealthy moderate who was quite popular as governor of Utah but has since seen his numbers there drop. He simply doesn’t have the charisma or aggressive conservatism that Tea Party types crave. And buried in the latest New York are some of the best nuggets […]

August 1, 2011