Editor's Blog

Grassley Slams Schumer, Says Supreme Court Has Been ‘Poisoned’

Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) slammed Sen. Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), saying that Schumer would only vote against Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch for political reasons, and that the Supreme Court has been “poisoned.”

Obama Comes Out to Defend His Health Care Law

An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami

Former President Barack Obama came out Thursday to defend his landmark legislative accomplishment, the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.

How Washington Handed Trump
His First Defeat

Trump Oval Office

President Trump and his advisers ought to study the collapse of the American Health Care Act. It’s a case study in how Beltway institutions—the so-called Swamp Trump pledged to drain—can herd a president and his party toward unpopular legislation and political defeat.

Begin with this question: Why the rush to repeal and replace Obamacare? Yes, repealing the law has been a Republican priority since 2010. But Democrats had spent decades laying the groundwork for universal health care before finding themselves in control of the government in 2009.

The Movie Man

Robert Osborne

What is a conservative? Hard to say these days, especially when discussing politics. But the mission of a cultural conservative endures: to save the best that has been thought, said, written, composed, photographed. And made into motion pictures.

Intelligence Reports Reveal Improper Political Surveillance of Trump, Transition Team

Rep. Devin Nunes

A House intelligence committee investigation took a dramatic shift this week after newly disclosed intelligence reports suggested the Obama administration improperly gathered and disseminated secret electronic communications from President Trump and his transition team prior to inauguration.

Nice Guys Finish Last

Leo Durocher

Leo Durocher once boasted that he never lied to Branch Rickey, the stern, churchgoing president of the Brooklyn Dodgers—but that wasn’t out of respect. He always told Rickey the truth, Durocher explained, because he figured that “Mr. Rickey never asked a question he didn’t already know the answer to.”

How Washington Handed Trump
His First Defeat

Trump Oval Office

President Trump and his advisers ought to study the collapse of the American Health Care Act. It’s a case study in how Beltway institutions—the so-called Swamp Trump pledged to drain—can herd a president and his party toward unpopular legislation and political defeat.

Begin with this question: Why the rush to repeal and replace Obamacare? Yes, repealing the law has been a Republican priority since 2010. But Democrats had spent decades laying the groundwork for universal health care before finding themselves in control of the government in 2009.

The Movie Man

Robert Osborne

What is a conservative? Hard to say these days, especially when discussing politics. But the mission of a cultural conservative endures: to save the best that has been thought, said, written, composed, photographed. And made into motion pictures.

Intelligence Reports Reveal Improper Political Surveillance of Trump, Transition Team

Rep. Devin Nunes

A House intelligence committee investigation took a dramatic shift this week after newly disclosed intelligence reports suggested the Obama administration improperly gathered and disseminated secret electronic communications from President Trump and his transition team prior to inauguration.

Nice Guys Finish Last

Leo Durocher

Leo Durocher once boasted that he never lied to Branch Rickey, the stern, churchgoing president of the Brooklyn Dodgers—but that wasn’t out of respect. He always told Rickey the truth, Durocher explained, because he figured that “Mr. Rickey never asked a question he didn’t already know the answer to.”

Trump Calls NYT and WaPo First to Discuss Pulled Health Care Bill

President Donald Trump, who has been widely criticized for only speaking with right-wing news outlets, called the Washington Post and the New York Times first on Friday to talk about the House Republicans health care bill.