Today has been weirdly unsettled as coronavirus news broke, the stock market tottered, and Trump attacked the Supreme Court and California Democrat Ada…
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The major news today, both at home and abroad, is the spread, containment, and management of coronavirus. I am going to write about its political impli…
Heather Cox Richardson
Ukraine journalist Marko Suprun and Russian-born foreign policy journalist Julia Ioffe said something interesting this morning on CNN. They were pointi…
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A lot of folks have been asking me lately if America has ever been in such a crisis before and, if so, what people in the past did to save democracy. T…
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More news today about the intelligence briefing that led to Trump firing acting Director of Intelligence Joseph Maguire. First of all, observers see th…
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Today’s expected big story—that U.S. District Judge Amy Berman Jackson sentenced Roger Stone and Trump took to Twitter to attack the process and its ou…
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The big news today in Washington was that Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the venue that dumped emails from Democratic officials hacked by Ru…
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Today, Trump pardoned 7 people and commuted the sentences of four others, and I am fascinated that the high-profile individuals all appear at first gla…
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Attorney General William Barr, or rather, opposition to his continued leadership of the Department of Justice, has dominated the news today. Barr’s app…
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One of the stories I did not cover yesterday was that on Friday, the White House sent to Congress a memo explaining the rationale behind the killing of…
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There is more news today about Attorney General William Barr, and about the Soleimani killing, and about Trump’s grab for more power, but after the pas…
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Increasingly, it feels like a race to see who’s going to make it into the legal system first: the people trying to destroy the rule of law, or the peop…
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