Category: Politics

Andrew Cuomo Can’t Stop Punching the Left

David Freedlander didn’t get New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to cooperate with him while he was writing his profile of him for Politico, and that is apparently the norm. Cuomo doesn’t want people discussing his presidential ambitions. Nonetheless, I imagine…

Anti-Monopoly is the Good Nostalgia

I really like the piece Nancy LeTourneau wrote this morning. She titled it Dear Trump Voters: The 1950’s Aren’t Coming Back, but it’s actually about more than that. Obviously, we can’t return to the past. In most cases, we wouldn’t…

Why the Dems Cannot Win

The Democrats and their two independent allies, Angus King of Maine and Bernie Sanders of Vermont, currently hold 48 out of the 52 seats in the U.S. Senate. It should be relatively easy, considering President Trump’s weakness, to net three…

Here’s What I Promised

As promised, my big feature went live tonight on the Washington Monthly website. As a special bonus, there’s also an interview I conducted with Virginia gubernatorial candidate Tom Perriello. They should be read in tandem. Here’s my favorite part of…

The GOP Wants to Spam Your Voicemail

I think the election of Donald Trump proves that substance is overrated as a political tool, and I wonder whether the Democrats might get more mileage out of seizing on things that the Republicans do that are just plain unpopular…