Maybe Michael Bloomberg wasn’t as awful as he looked

Call me crazy, but the media could have it wrong about Michael Bloomberg. The latest Democratic debate post-mortem came fast and furious – and from a prominent Op-Ed in The New York Times to the cover of The New York Post –and the verdict was almost unanimous. Bloomberg was “disastrous.” His campaign had “imploded.” He […]

Trump meddled in a lot more than just the Stone case — he’s also using his DOJ to play favorites among corporations

Trump’s effort to influence the outcome of the prosecution of his buddy Roger Stone represents another threat to the rule of law in the United States. Yet it is not just the rule of criminal law that is endangered. The Trump Administration has also been meddling with civil law, particularly in the area of antitrust. […]

Trump has meddled in a lot more than just the Roger Stone case — he’s also using the DOJ to play favorites among corporations

Trump’s effort to influence the outcome of the prosecution of his buddy Roger Stone represents another threat to the rule of law in the United States. Yet it is not just the rule of criminal law that is endangered. The Trump Administration has also been meddling with civil law, particularly in the area of antitrust. […]

Here’s how Nancy Pelosi is forcing Trump and the GOP over a cliff

Who’s looking smart this President’s Day now that Senate Republicans held a show trial with no witnesses before acquitting Donald Trump on two impeachment charges? Nancy Pelosi. The Speaker held off those in her party who wanted to impeach Trump right after her party took control of the House of Representatives, annoying many of her […]

Your tax dollars at work: Trump admin’s new policies more alarming than president’s vengeance campaign against perceived enemies

So, while Donald Trump has been parading his vengeance campaign against perceived enemies, what’s his actual government been doing? Inquiring skeptics want to know. Mostly, once we set aside the pomp of awarding undeserved medals to Rush Limbaugh and continuing to irritate foreign leaders who had considered themselves allies, the answer is that the government […]

Here’s why Trump and the radical Republicans are out for revenge

The disturbing, divisive undercurrents of the impeachment continue to ripple through our political, investigative and legal systems. Even as voters were going to primary polls in New Hampshire, Team Trump was in overdrive. It was pushing the powers of the Donald Trump presidency exactly into the kind of abuse that drove efforts to unseat him. […]

Republicans open all channels for revenge as America sinks into Trump-induced confusion

The disturbing, divisive undercurrents of the impeachment continue to ripple through our political, investigative and legal systems. Even as voters were going to primary polls in New Hampshire, Team Trump was in overdrive to push the powers of the Donald Trump presidency exactly into the kind of abuse that has driven the efforts to unseat […]

Donald Trump’s new budget proposal is a map to what divides America

Sometimes government documents are hard to read, filled as they are with legalese and veined with political deals. Sometimes, of course, they are easy, as in Donald Trump’s proposed 2021 budget proposal to Congress. It is a plain political document that outlines the president’s reelection campaign points and that runs afoul of his own State […]

US, Britain and France act tough on yet another Airbus bribery case

Given all the talk about the globalization of supply chains and other business activities, it is encouraging to see that international coordination can also occur when it comes to the investigation of corporate misconduct. That is part of the story in the recent announcement that law enforcement agencies in the United States, Britain and France […]