Category: Administration

Mulvaney Lays GOP Budget Ideology Bare

President Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney was unusually blunt during an interview on CNBC. As Jonathan Chait notes, Republicans usually make some effort to justify tax cuts for the wealthy, for example by denying that they will cause the deficit…

Trump, Felix Sater, and the FBI

I’ve been staring at this article for days now. It makes me feel like some 19th century yokel who’s struck oil on his property, knows it’s valuable, but doesn’t have the first idea what to do about it. Try as…

The 25th Amendment is Not a Fantasy

I enjoyed reading Jeff Greenfield’s little history of the 25th Amendment, but his editor should have told him that the fact that in 1970 Richard Nixon “was often abusing alcohol and prescription drugs, leading to stretches of incoherence and irrationality”…