Susan Estrich / Politics

The Power of 3,607

That's how many people it took to bring down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, doom immigration reform and leave all but the most tea-sodden Republicans quaking.

No, it wasn't the Democrats who did it. Various complicated analyses of voting ...

Speaking Truth to Power

One of the hardest things to understand about the whole Bowe Bergdahl exchange is how the White House could be so hopelessly tone deaf as to not understand what was going to happen next.

They knew that the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's ...

The Hero and the Bad Guys

On Saturday, Bowe Bergdahl was a hero, and the five members of the Taliban being freed in exchange for him were the worst of the worst.

By the end of the week, it seemed that neither is actually true. The parade in Bergdahl's Idaho hometown was ...

Voting for Judges

It happened again this year. At first, I was embarrassed, but now I just laugh. "Who should I vote for?" friends ask. At first, as a lawyer and a law professor, I felt like I should know the answer to that. But I didn't -- and still don't. In ...