Political Hay
by | Nov 19, 2019

There are large historical differences between America’s two major political parties in how they choose their presidential nominees. Consider this: Since 1952, there have been 11 presidential elections in which there wasn’t a Republican president running for reelection. In 10…

by | Nov 17, 2019

Washington Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., was a courageous Republican when he took on rival presidential hopeful Donald Trump in 2016. Then, in 2019, Graham became a spineless specimen because he learned how to work with Trump — at least according…

by | Nov 7, 2019

The more I follow the Democratic presidential campaign, the more I see how little I understand some people. After all, we can have differences when it comes to ideology, and we can aspire to different things in life. We can…

by | Nov 3, 2019

Washington Maybe because she’s from San Francisco, Democratic Sen. Kamala Harris believes she has license to police the speech of partisans on the right. Last month, she wrote to Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey suggesting that Twitter suspend President Donald Trump’s…

by | Nov 2, 2019

Hillary Clinton keeps flirting with running for president again, and the Democrat Party keeps rejecting her advances. You cannot blame Democrats for dismissing a candidacy the only rationale for which is hubris. And you cannot blame Republicans for desiring a…

by | Oct 29, 2019

“If this president doesn’t demonstrate the leadership that America needs, both domestically and abroad, then it is time for a new person in the Oval Office — Republican, Democrat or independent — the sooner, the better. The fate of our…

by | Oct 27, 2019

Washington Last year, when a “senior administration official” wrote an anonymous New York Times opinion piece — “I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration” — the unknown author’s essay prompted praise and approbation. Now, we learn, it…

by | Oct 19, 2019

This may seem to be a sexist column, but necessarily so. It’s my first essay without allusions to Watergate, which may come as a relief to some. It also contains a sports analogy. See what you think. My only sibling…

by | Oct 18, 2019

Trump critics increasingly compare him to Andrew Johnson, who, in 1868, was the first president to face impeachment. Like Trump, Johnson was easily provoked into unruly speech and considered morally inferior by his opponents, who regarded themselves to be sincere…

by | Oct 16, 2019

Beto O’Rourke is an undistinguished former congressman from El Paso, Texas. His claim to fame is that he almost beat Sen. Ted Cruz for his Senate seat after Cruz stressed his donor network near the breaking point with a presidential…

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