Donald Trump, weeks after presiding over the longest government shutdown in American history, boasts his highest approval ratings since his administration’s infancy. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, after refusing to budge in negotiations with the president, sees a 75-12…

When House Speaker Nancy Pelosi withdrew her original State of the Union invitation, preventing President Trump from delivering the address as scheduled on January 29, she was probably surprised when he responded with such calm forbearance: “This is her prerogative….

Washington President Donald Trump pushed hard for the moment when he could deliver this State of the Union address with all the pomp the Capitol venue can offer — robed Supreme Court justices, solons of the Senate, House Speaker Nancy…

Gee whiz! Didn’t we all get a lot out of the shutdown? Whether or not we sought it, we got the cynical attention of a cynical world, wondering what had possessed the crazy Americans this time. Donald Trump should have…

In June of 1970, I graduated from Yale Law School. Not by grades but by the election of my peers, I was selected to be valedictorian. I gave a high sounding speech about law and social justice and kindness and…

I can still picture the scene as the heavyweight champ looked into the eyes of his most formidable opponent to date as they stood in the ring preparing for what some were already calling “the Showdown.” Before I tell you…

Will Rogers, long ago, had the most economical analysis and dismissal of the issue that currently worries wonks, swamp creatures, and those who take the mainstream media seriously. The insightful Will said, “It’s a good thing we don’t get all…

Washington The partial government shutdown will end when both sides think they are losing the political war that started it — and not before then. Yes it can end if one side caves, or if President Donald Trump declares a…

“A wall is an immorality between countries,” Nancy Pelosi said the other day. The New York Times recently ran a piece entitled “There is Nothing Wrong with Open Borders.” Democrats across the country routinely call for the abolition of ICE and…

It is called the “State of the Union” address but that might as well be the “Shame of the Union.” The President of the United States, who is employed at the pleasure of the people, descending on the Capitol during…

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