There are times, when writing about the political world, when it is impossible not to feel like I am trapped inside a Jonathan Swift satire. This is one of those times. Real life and farce blur into one, and we all pretend this is normal. Sigh.
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Today's political commenters often misuse the concept of "checks and balances" to refer directly to politics. This is just flat-out wrong.
The silly season has come early to Washington, it seems. The root cause is a simple fact of American politics these days -- sometimes, there just can't be transparency.
For some reason, nothing is simple in Alaska. The state sits on the edge of a constitutional crisis because of the "chain of command vacuum" created by the governor's abrupt resignation.
"Judicial activism" (or, alternatively, "legislating from the bench") is defined -- no matter what your political beliefs -- as "judges not ruling the...
Three years ago, the United States Senate nearly came to a stand still as the Republican majority, citing Democratic obstructionism over judicial appo...
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