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After Paul Ryan announced he wouldn’t seek re-election this fall, I had an interesting conversation online with an old friend I hadn’t talked to in more than a decade. My prodigal partner in correspondence, an old politico who fought the…

Why are most politicians seemingly allergic to keeping their promises? It’s almost as if we as a society are surprised when something good happens in Washington. In fact, the stereotypical politician is seen as a sly liar who can easily…

After Paul Ryan announced he wouldn’t seek re-election this fall, I had an interesting conversation online with an old friend I hadn’t talked to in more than a decade. My prodigal partner in correspondence, an old politico who fought the…

Amid the political hoo-hah now engulfing us — special prosecutors, tell-all memoirs, calls for impeachment, Lord knows what else — the opportunity to salute Paul Ryan has a cleansing effect: like heavy-duty detergent following a food fight. The opportunity arises…

Sometimes posturing proves bad for posture. Standing for eight hours in four-inch heels strikes as just one of those times. Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi grandstanded on immigration in the well of the House of Representatives on Wednesday. The media hailed…

The choice is either to be amused or appalled by the apocalyptic criticism of President Trump’s pardon of former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. I think I’ll go with option one. Much of the wailing and gnashing of teeth comes from…

Among the self-appointed commissars of the culture, the hatred for Trump assumes the dimensions of a psychiatric disorder. But like the Soviet commissars of old, they don’t treat their own delusions. They instead rant and rant about the mental health…

The following Republican Senators demonstrated this afternoon that they are liars and frauds: Lamar Alexander (Tenn.), Shelley Moore Capito (W.Va.), Dean Heller (Nev.), John McCain (Ariz.), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and Rob Portman (Ohio). When Barack Obama vetoed H.R. 3762, a…

As always, a presidential tweet raises the obvious question. Tweeted the President: “It’s very sad that Republicans, even some that were carried over the line on my back, do very little to protect their President.” And a bit later came…

Next week Speaker Paul Ryan plans to ask the House a vote on a bill to nationalize medical malpractice law. If that sounds pretty unconservative — you’re right. The move comes just weeks after the Ryan-led House GOP abandoned its…

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