My first job in Washington, D.C., during the summer after my freshman year in college, was an internship in the office of Senator Arlen Specter. (In my defense, my political views were still developing, and he was my “hometown” Senator.) At the time Specter was a nominal Republican, though it seemed most of his staff were Democrats. His counsel for the Senate Judiciary Committee had previously worked for Senator Kennedy. I didn’t see much of him, and what limited interaction I had was not particularly favorable — and I’ve not been a fan ever since. Good riddance.
The federal government has discovered a massive new reserve of oil and natural gas in Texas and New Mexico that it says has the “largest continuous oil and gas resource potential ever assessed.” "Christmas came a few weeks early this year," Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke said of the new reserve, ... Read More
One of the most comforting talking points in politics is to claim that your political opponents are irrationally obsessed. I’m sure this is as old as time, but I first noticed it in the late 1990s. Many of Bill Clinton’s most ardent supporters responded to every new criticism by claiming the president’s ... Read More
The president wants them away from the border. Read More
With every twist of the news cycle, reports from London on the evolution of the Brexit negotiations between Theresa May’s government and the European Union get odder and odder. Consider, first, the essential choice on Brexit facing the Brits and how it’s being presented to them. Britain voted two years ago ... Read More
M aybe ballot security isn’t such a bad thing after all. Democrats, who the day before yesterday were insisting that voter fraud didn’t exist, now believe that it was used to steal a North Carolina congressional seat from them — and they may well be right. Republican Mark Harris has a 905-vote lead ... Read More