Monthly Archives: May 2018

Will Impeachment Talk Affect The Midterms?

A FiveThirtyEight Chat What role will the prospect of impeaching President Trump play in the 2018 midterms? Namely, can Republicans employ the threat that “Democrats will impeach Trump if they win the House/Senate” as a way to spur base turnout? … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Congress, Democrats, Donald Trump, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Impeachment, Politics, Republicans

Is this what gets Trump? How money laundering works in real estate

By Philip Bump of the Washington Post If Michael Wolff’s reporting is to be believed, Stephen K. Bannon’s assessment of the most dangerous threat posed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s investigation is not the one you might have … Continue reading

Posted in Business, Donald Trump, Impeachment, Investigation, Jared Kushner, Money laundering, Robert Mueller, Russia, Washington Post

The #Resistance Had A Very Good Night. But will that hurt Democratic chances in November?

By Nathaniel Rakich of FiveThirtyEight The Democratic Party woke up Wednesday with a clear signal from Tuesday’s primary elections: The #Resistance means business. The more progressive candidate won in Democratic primaries around the country. The question, however, is whether those … Continue reading

Posted in Candidates, Congress, Democrats, Elections, FiveThirtyEight, Political parties, Republicans, Senate

John McCain Battles Donald Trump With His Dying Breaths

By Frank Bruni of the New York Times Senator Lindsey Graham once described his friend John McCain as someone who would “run across the street to get in a good fight.” McCain’s final battle came straight to him. I’m not … Continue reading

Posted in Democracy, Donald Trump, Duty, John McCain, leadership, New York Times, Politics, Republicans, United States

Let us hope John McCain’s vision of America long outlasts him

By Anne Applebaum (@AnneApplebaum) of the Washington Post, with thanks to Mike Murphy (@MurphyMike) “I have been amusing myself latterly with reading the voluminous letters of Cicero. They certainly breathe the present effusions of an exalted patriot, while the parricide … Continue reading

Posted in civilization, Democracy, Donald Trump, John McCain, leadership, United States, Washington Post