Tuesday night's victory in New Hampshire gives Sen. Bernie Sanders unequivocal frontrunner status, and anyone trying to couch his win as less than significant is trying to sell you something likely named Buttigieg, Klobuchar or Bloomberg. This will terrify the members of the anti-Sanders wing of the Democratic Party -- and they are plentiful -- ...Read more
Allow me to take you back. The year is 1957 and "Leave it to Beaver" debuts in black and white on CBS.
The earnest and playful family comedy offers up solvable moral dilemmas and a heaping spoonful of unvarnished optimism in the American Dream for six years and remains for many people one of the greatest television shows of all time.
But one ...Read more
I don't know about you, but I'm sick of feeling sickened. Our nasty politics of revenge, our unabating obsession with hating the other side, our too-quick-to-cancel culture and our fetishization of extreme purity is not only exhausting but it's making us sick.
It's in President Trump's puerile tweets and anger-drenched rallies, where he demeans...Read more
When Republicans threatened to call Hunter Biden, the embattled son of former Vice President Joe Biden and walking political cautionary tale, as a witness for the impeachment trial of President Trump, at least some Democrats seemed open to the idea.
So long as it meant Democrats got to hear from their dream witnesses -- namely, former national ...Read more
In the hours before Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders were set to take the final debate stage before the Iowa caucuses in February, what began as a mutual protection pact between the two progressive candidates for president devolved into a he-said, she-said war of the far-left worlds.
To which I say, it's about time. And if you're a ...Read more
One morning, back in August of 2017, the gang on "Fox & Friends," President Trump's favorite news program, was in the midst of a feverish MAGA panic over nothing less than "the eradication of history," as Laura Ingraham called it.
It was just days after the Charlottesville, Va. protests, a violent and, in one tragic case, fatal clash between ...Read more
In the days between Christmas and New Year's, our country suffered a double tragedy: a shooting at a Texas church and, on the seventh night of Hanukkah, a stabbing at a rabbi's house.
Whether fueled by mental illness, irrational anger, pure unadulterated hate or a combination of those things, these attacks capped off a truly hideous year in ...Read more
House and Senate Republicans are vociferously denouncing Sen. Chuck Schumer's sensible request that four likely eyewitnesses to President Trump's Ukraine actions testify in the Senate impeachment trial.
They say the request for witnesses shows the House did not do a thorough job in its impeachment inquiry. It should have obtained the testimony ...Read more
Monday night, I went to a special screening of the new film "Bombshell," which tells the true story of the downfall of late Fox News honcho -- and verifiable sleaze ball -- Roger Ailes.
Having worked inside the corridors of Fox myself years ago, Jay Roach's stylized, nuanced and biting portrayal of the Ailes era felt very familiar. I know the ...Read more
As Democrats announced two articles of impeachment against President Trump on Tuesday morning -- abuse of power and obstruction of Congress -- I heard the country breathe an audible sigh of relief. Our long, national nightmare is finally over.
Anxieties over would-they or wouldn't-they, the constant public opinion polling updates, hours-long ...Read more
Tell me if this sounds like someone you know:
Brash New York businessman with a history of scattered political affiliations and controversial ideas jumps into crowded primary, spending his own money on long-shot presidential bid.
Of course, that accurately described Donald Trump in 2015. But in 2019, it also fits Michael Bloomberg.
The former...Read more
Back in September 2018, as the Massachusetts junior senator was still mulling a 2020 bid, a new poll out of her home state sent shock waves through political circles. Fifty-eight percent of Massachusetts voters did not want Elizabeth Warren to run for president.
That was the start of a rocky few months for Warren. In October, in response to ...Read more