What happens when a simple litmus test collides with a more complicated reality? Colorado attorney Regina Rodriguez checks a lot of boxes that Democrats value. She’s the daughter of a Mexican American father and a Japanese American mother whose...
Virginia state Senator Amanda Chase is the leading edge of the GOP’s worst nightmare: Trumpian extremists who are unelectable winning their party’s nomination. She is so anti-mask that she’d rather sit inside a plexiglass cube specially constructed for her...
After foreign terrorists hijacked jetliners and flew them into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Congress created a commission to find out who and what was behind the unprecedented assault on American power, and why our government failed...
Donald Trump is finally out of office and already threatening to run again in 2024 to reclaim his supposedly “stolen” presidency. Polls show a clear majority of Americans want the former president convicted and banned from running again, yet...
The health scare for the Senate’s longest serving member, Democrat Patrick Leahy, just before he’s due to preside over next week’s impeachment trial was a reminder of just how fragile his party’s Senate majority is. Leahy is just one...
The clock is ticking, and GOP leader Mitch McConnell has limited time to show he can act in good faith. President Obama squandered a year of his presidency courting Republican votes that McConnell made sure didn’t happen. President Biden...
It’s one thing to preach unity, another to make it happen. Joe Biden needs Mitch McConnell the way the Earth needs the sun if he is to accomplish anything in the most closely divided Congress in memory. A Senate...
Myrna Sislen, the owner of the popular Middle C music store in Washington, D.C.’s Tenleytown, learned that one of her teachers, a talented musician named Stephen Baker, was part of the riot at the Capitol when a sales associate...
After four years of watching Mitch McConnell’s Senate rubber-stamp a parade of mostly white, mostly male, mostly corporate lawyers for lifetime seats on federal courts, the incoming Biden-Harris administration is racing to fill federal judgeships and to diversify the...
The “three-martini lunch” is back, not that it ever left. Its heyday was the 1960s, when long business lunches were part of the American dream, and the full cost of an extravagant meal could be written off. The unfairness...

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