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Senate Republicans Get Back to Work...Grilling Facebook

Oh, this is rich. The US Senate Commerce Committee—which has jurisdiction over media issues, consumer protection issues, and internet communication—has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting answers to questions...

Sen. Bob Corker Gets Veep Consideration

It’s probably not a good sign that Donald Trump’s running-mate vetting process doesn’t appear to be any more sophisticated than looking on Twitter to see who might have said something...

Why I am a Bull on this Election

Steve M. makes a prediction: I think Democrats still haven’t unified. I think rank-and-file Democratic voters — not the most politically engaged people, but average voters — focus on politics...

Must Democrats Ignore Facts in Order to Take Trump Seriously?

There continues to be a group of liberals who are afraid that Democrats won't take the candidacy of Donald Trump seriously. That concern was recently articulated by Van Jones in...

How Sanders Can Avoid Becoming the Ted Cruz of the Left

As it becomes increasingly clear that Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic presidential nominee, a lot of people are beginning to talk about what Bernie Sanders should do now. The...

Yes, the GOP is Cracking Up In Down-Ballot Races

I’m not a trained political scientist and I’m not up on all their lingo, so I may not even know what they mean by realignment. They seem to have a...

Quick Takes

North Carolina's HB2 law is headed to the courts. Last week DOJ gave the state until the end of the day today to remedy the civil rights violations in...

Those Who Can't Afford to Forget

Recently I linked to an important article by Charles Pierce titled: When We Forget. The 2016 presidential campaign—and the success of Donald Trump on the Republican side—has been a triumph...

Chris Christie to Lead Trump Transition

Donald Trump has tapped New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to head up his transition team, should he win the November presidential election. “Governor Christie is an extremely knowledgeable and loyal...

Fighting With Their Tentacles Tied Behind Their Backs

It’s easy to forget that this campaign began with a major corporate backlash against Donald Trump’s speech announcing his candidacy for the presidency. For example, Macy’s severed their relationship with...

GOP: You Had One Job

Chris Cillizza makes a good point on the Electoral College when he points out that it was a major challenge for the Republicans way before they chose Donald Trump as...

The Party That Set Out to Destroy Government

Back in the 1980's, President Reagan famously said, "Government is not the solution to our problem, government IS the problem." But as Norman Ornstein said recently, Newt Gingrich took...

President Obama's (Black) Theory of Change

On Saturday, President Obama gave the commencement address at Howard University. He focused his remarks on an issue that was prominent a couple of months ago in the Democratic presidential...

Advice to Bernie Sanders from a Supporter: Keep It Positive From Here

It's no secret to my regular readers here at Washington Monthly (and prior to that at Digby's Hullabaloo) that I'm a Bernie Sanders supporter. It's in my political DNA: I...

The GOP Meltdown Continues: Sarah Palin and Tax the Rich Edition

No sooner do Trump and Speaker Paul Ryan go after each other, than Sarah Palin gets into the mix: Sarah Palin will work to defeat House Speaker Paul Ryan by...

On Mother's Day, Let's Remember How Far Behind America Is on Paid Family Leave

Today is Mother's Day, a day to appreciate the women who carried us, brought us into this world and nurtured us. Americans celebrate the day with flowers and cards and...

Could Trump Put Georgia in Play for Democrats?

It's no great insight that the Republican Party is in serious trouble. The presumptive GOP nominee is openly at war with the party's establishment, which is trying to determine whether...

Yes, Voters Really Are Angry and Anxious About the Unfairness of the Economy

There is a growing amount of contrarian analysis these days suggesting that Americans really aren't so angry about the economy after all, that what appears to be economic populism...

Trump Can't Win. But Clinton Could Lose By Ignoring America's Desire for Change.

Donald Trump is probably the weakest general election nominee in modern history. His negatives are through the roof among almost all but conservative white men, and he would have to...

Quick Takes

I am certainly no fan of Erick Erickson. He has proven himself to be one nasty SOB. But that's what makes his latest column so interesting. The predicate act...

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