Opinion
Will The Shutdown Hurt Trump’s Re-election Chances?

(From FiveThirtyEight) While there have been other newsworthy events over the past few weeks, such as turnover among Trump’s senior staffersand a wobbly stock market, the shift is well-timed to the start of the shutdown on Dec. 22. Trump’s approval...

What Happens if Ruth Bader Ginsburg Remains Too Sick to Work?

(From Politico) The severity of Ginsburg’s current health condition pales in comparison with the ailments that have afflicted many of her predecessors on the bench—and unlike them, there is no sign that she has lost any of her intellectual edge....

Nancy Pelosi Is Done Enabling Trump and the GOP

(From The Nation) Whiny GOP leaders accuse Pelosi of “playing politics,” and “bothsiderist” pundits will likely take potshots, but Pelosi is wielding her power carefully and strategically. Let Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell cravenly bow before Trump and surrender his...

Trump can’t handle Pelosi

(From NY Daily News) On rare occasion, Trump would encounter a woman who challenged him, like a banker or a lawyer, or even someone in government. But he knew two things: one, that he was “better” than they were, and...

Who’s Afraid of Bernie Sanders? A Lot of Democrats, Apparently.

(From The New Republic) He was an undecorated independent senator from an extremely liberal state who only identified as a Democrat to run for president, and moreover described himself as a democratic socialist. Yet he forced the prematurely anointed Clinton,...