Tag: Sen. John McCain

Sometimes the Neoconservatives are Right

John McCain doesn’t sound like he’s buying the idea that Jared Kushner’s efforts to set up a private line of communication with the Kremlin is normal in any way. Here’s what he said about it on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s…

Here’s How the Dems Might Block Gorsuch

Sen. Jeff Flake of Arizona is what passes for a moderate Republican these days. Few senators who weren’t running for president themselves were as outspoken as Flake about the shortcomings of Donald Trump. Yet, he seems well pleased with Trump’s…

You Wanted Evidence on the Russians?

If you we’re paying attention through the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, you probably can’t think of too many people less credible than Sens. John McCain, Lindsey Graham, former CIA Director James Woolsey, or really any neoconservative who was…

On Bill Kristol’s Critique of Cartoonism

I guess I’d ask the always wrong William Kristol if “cartoonism” is, like pornography, something that is devilishly hard to define but easy to spot? Because I get that Donald Trump is somehow a facsimile of an actual Republican politician,…

Before Trump, There Was Romney

I’d like to applaud Brian Beutler for the conception and flawless execution of his latest essay. Sometimes a fellow writer draws up such a clever play and then presents it with such skill that you just want to stand and…

Sean Hannity is Losing It

Here’s a little history for you. On Election Night in November 2000, I was working as a poll watcher in East Windsor, New Jersey. I was living in Hightstown at the time, but East Windsor was where I voted. After…