Washington Monthly
The Worst Week Ever For A First-Term President?
March 24th, 2017, 05:20 PM
Most of the time political punditry is about either analyzing the present or predicting the future. But today is one of those times when I’m more interested in the past. I’m not talking about the long-distance past – but just the last week. On Monday, the people at NBC’s First Read suggested that this could... Read more »
Nunes Says Manafort Can Testify Any Way He Wants
March 24th, 2017, 05:20 PM
The subject of the investigation should not be calling the shots.
Does Anyone In the Trump Administration Not Have Ties to Russia?
March 24th, 2017, 05:20 PM
We can now add another top appointee to the list.
Not Even Trump Supports The GOP Healthcare Bill
March 24th, 2017, 05:20 PM
That hasn't stopped him from putting house Republicans between a rock and a hard place.
The GOP Only Wants To Investigate, Not Be Investigated
March 24th, 2017, 05:20 PM
History shows Democratic presidents have been hounded just as much.
Why the Rush To Repeal Obamacare? It’s All About the Tax Cuts
March 24th, 2017, 05:20 PM
Passing a healthcare bill frees the GOP to do what they really want.
Trump’s Plans For Slashing Government Follow “A Sinister Script”
March 24th, 2017, 05:20 PM
A Q&A with Rep. Gerry Connolly, whose district includes the third largest number of federal workers in the country.
Health Bill’s Failure Would Tell Us A Lot
March 23rd, 2017, 05:20 PM
Things can always change, but as of now it looks like the plan is for Speaker Paul Ryan to bring the health care bill to a vote tomorrow under the threat, issued from the White House, that if the bill is rejected there will be no more attempts to pass it. It’s a desperate effort... Read more »
Quick Takes: Republicans Can’t Get to “Yes” on Obamacare Repeal
March 23rd, 2017, 05:20 PM
* Kevin Drum has a nice run-down of what happens when members of the House Freedom Caucus (HFC) meet with the guy who hails himself as the ultimate deal-maker. President agrees to demands. President Trump agreed to the demands of conservative House Republicans to remove federal requirements that health insurance plans provide a basic set... Read more »
Trump’s Ambassador to Israel is Truly Terrifying
March 23rd, 2017, 05:20 PM
The Senate confirmed a right-wing lunatic who will only encourage the Israeli government to indulge its worst impulses.