America's democracy doomsday clock just hit 11:58

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Before it all totally hit the fan on Tuesday — before Sen. John McCain turned the very concept of JFK’s Profiles in Courage on... Read more

America could learn a lesson from Poland. Taking it to the streets works

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It seems like just the other day (because it was) that President Trump was in Warsaw, Poland, reading aloud a speech that some of his defenders... Read more

America's top lawman lied under oath. Can we seize his stuff?

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Jeff Sessions has been attorney general of the United States long enough to make one thing clear: He doesn’t care much for the rights... Read more

Trump is shredding rule of law. He told us he would

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The good news, arguably, for President Trump is that — more so than the 44 presidencies that came before his — he knows how to... Read more

How John Roberts made life easier for Philly's crooked pols

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Every once in a while, you get a chance to say something nice about John Roberts, the chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. It’s... Read more

Trump's secret Putin pow-wow: What could go wrong?

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You may not have noticed, but our current White House isn’t too big on providing the American people with information. For example, the... Read more

Philly DA's office needs a change, but not this kind

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The selection of a new district attorney in Philadelphia — albeit an interim DA who will serve until the end of 2017, when the winner... Read more

AG Sessions, the Russian lawyer, and the money laundering case that went away

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Remember last week when I noted here that “follow the data” is the modern version of the Watergate mantra “follow the money”... Read more