by | Sep 12, 2019

Sometimes the behaviors that cause us the most grief aren’t obvious. An especially harmful habit, for example, is an attitude of certainty. It is a habit that creates problems. Intolerance. When you’re absolutely certain you’re right about something, it means…

by | Jul 23, 2019

Nationalism is big these days among conservatives. Only I’m not sure if they know what that means. American nationalism must be liberal, multicultural, and fraternal. That is its logic and why it is benign. The icons of American nationhood are…

by | Nov 6, 2018

Democrats are right to be worried by polls showing their falling midterm margins. They got lost following this map two years ago. The reason for their loss then, and their legitimate worry now, is that President Trump won his votes…

by | Oct 22, 2018

With polls sometimes going one way, and with results sometimes going another way, do you ever get the feeling that someone out there is bi-poller? In 2016, Republican Pat Toomey was facing off against Democrat Katie McGinty for United States…

by | Aug 29, 2018

For many obsessed with politics, the upcoming midterm elections are perceived as a fight between good and evil that will determine the fate of the nation. In the narrative framed by true believers and much media coverage, it’s a fight…

by | Jul 25, 2018

A house hearing on election security grew contentious on Tuesday as the Oversight and Government Reform committee questioned a quartet of government officials about Russian interference in the 2016 election. Chair Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) stated in his opening remarks that…

by | Jun 15, 2018

Why did the FBI assign the same agents who investigated Hillary Clinton’s emails to look into allegations of Russian collusion with Donald Trump’s campaign? Given the overlapping timetable of both cases, the decision appears not only peculiar but harmful to…

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