Author: BooMan

Washington Republicans Headed for a Crack-Up

Ryan Lizza reports that there are people in the White House who seem strangely exhilerated about the prospect of a government shutdown battle: While the potential for a government shutdown has been overshadowed by other events—Syria, North Korea, the attempted…

This Isn’t How Diplomacy Works

There are some elements of diplomacy and international relations that have their place in the toolbox but always struck me as odd. One of these is the tendency to taunt opponents in a Monty Pythonesque way by sending ships in…

Revisiting the Golden Showers

When BuzzFeed broke the media blackout on January 10th and published the Christopher Steele dossier on Donald Trump, the headlines were all focused on the most salacious allegation it contained. It’s worth revisiting that allegation because it’s been mischaracterized from…

What the Georgia Special Election Can Teach Us

Today, we’ll finally get some answers after countless articles have been written about the special congressional election in the 6th District of Georgia. The spectacle has turned 30-year-old Democrat Jon Ossoff, an independent filmmaker and former congressional staffer, into something…