How an Ascendant Left Could Be Democrats’ Undoing

The Democratic Party is riding high. They took the House of Representatives in the midterm elections. They bested President Donald Trump in the most...

Why a Solution to the Government Shutdown Remains Elusive

There remains no easy solution to this mess. The shutdown fight is emblematic of an era of governing in which the affairs of state are in direct conflict with the political forces shaping both parties. Until the politicians find a way to strike a balance between the two, hundreds of thousands of Federal workers going without a paycheck will continue to be caught in the middle.

PODCAST: State of the Shutdown

Nancy Pelosi suggested that the State of the Union address be delayed until after the government shutdown is resolved. Has the annual address, with...

Interview: The State of the Union and the Shutdown

If the government shutdown continues, Mr. Trump may have to deliver the State of the Union on paper. Nancy Pelosi suggested that President Trump...
Various Border Wall Prototypes as they take shape during the Wall Prototype Construction Project near the Otay Mesa Port of Entry.

Can President Trump Declare a National Emergency and Build the Wall?

President Donald Trump has suggested that he has the power to declare a national emergency and build a border wall with or without Congress...

The Government Shutdown Fight Explained

A week into the partial government shutdown, Roughly Explained Editor Taylor Griffin explains what you need to know. READ MORE https://www.roughlyexplained.com/2018/12/the-government-shutdown-fight-explained/
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PODCAST: Danielle Pletka on Trump’s Syria Withdrawal and Mattis’ Resignation

Roughly Explained Editor Taylor Griffin talks with Foreign policy expert Danielle Pletka about the implications of President Trump's surprise decision to pull U.S. troops out of...

The Government Shutdown Fight Explained

A stalemate between President Donald Trump and Congressional Democrats over funding for a border wall threatens a partial government shutdown. As of Friday afternoon,...

READ: Defense Secretary James Mattis Resignation Letter

James Mattis, President Trump's Defense Secretary, has resigned his post. A reserved, yet forceful when necessary former Marine Corps General, Mr. Mattis is widely...

PODCAST: The Wild Michael Flynn Sentencing Hearing

In this week's Axis of Reason podcast, the last before Christmas, we unwrap Tuesday's wild sentencing hearing in the Michael Flynn case and why...