Susan Estrich / Politics

Circus Time

Who are all these people running for president? I don't mean Ted Cruz, who everyone around the digital water fountain has long expected to run. And Bush is a very familiar name. But when my name is called and I put down the magazine with all the...

The Value of Nurses

I never quite understood what "nursing" really meant until the past six months, when the supposed superstar doctor who operated on me in Phoenix (One of the smartest male doctors I know told me she was the best, a woman, how wonderful; beware ...

The Ryan Giroux Problem

What was Ryan Giroux doing free on the streets of a Phoenix suburb -- free, that is, to go on a shooting rampage that killed one person, left five more injured and traumatized countless witnesses?

He was free for one simple reason: Our criminal...

What Congress Can't Do

Here's the short answer: Anything.

If you can't even move a bill creating a fund for the victims of sex trafficking, and if the president's noncontroversial and, indeed, much praised nominee for attorney general isn't moving forward as a result...

Who Trusts Government?

Almost no one, it turns out, according to the latest survey results released by the highly respected NORC, an independent research arm of the University of Chicago. Across party lines, across branches of government, the numbers are falling. ...

Hillary and Her Server

It's always nice to know, as I sit here writing, that somebody out there might be listening. This week, I know for sure. My last column essentially asked: What's the big deal about Hillary's emails if she's turning them over anyway?

Thanks to ...