The Campaign Spot

Gustav vs. the Republican Convention

I’m not one of those types who thinks that Bush and Cheney appearing at the GOP convention will cause voters to flee in droves from McCain. But if Hurricane Gustav makes landfall on the Gulf Coast this weekend, what are the chances that Bush (and Cheney?) cancel their convention appearances and go directly to the region to inspect the damage and monitor relief efforts?

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National Security & Defense

In Defense of the Iraq War

Today is the 16th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, and Twitter is alive with condemnations of the conflict -- countered by precious few defenses. Yet I believed the Iraq War was just and proper in 2003, and I still believe that today. When Donald Trump condemned the war during the 2015 primary campaign and ... Read More
White House

Mueller Report Delivered to Attorney General

Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Friday evening delivered a report to attorney general William Barr detailing his nearly two-year investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Barr will now be tasked with deciding what information from the report ... Read More