What if Trump Resigns?

Look, anything's possible, right? We talk a lot about impeachment, or electoral defeat, or the 25th Amendment (the topic of my first post on this blog). But what about resignation? What are the chances of Donald Trump saying, "I'm tired of this" or "I can see the writing on the wall," and simply walking away?

An Ode to David Frum or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Right

One of the common laments around the Paas-Lang household since 2016 is that Donald Trump has forced us to agree with people like David Frum. A Canadian transplant to the land of the free, Frum is a former speechwriter for George W. Bush and is currently a senior editor at The Atlantic...

The End of American Leadership

I'm usually skeptical of claims about American decline. For the most part, I think these arguments are overblown or overhyped, and the underlying facts of American dominance remain. The American era, which is arguably approaching its centenary and reshaped the world like none before it, continues relatively unabated...

Big Sky Spat

If you were following the Twitter feeds of even a handful of journalists Wednesday evening, you might be forgiven for thinking the world was coming to an end. It was an amazing thing to behold, as a story that started with a single tweet blossomed into a multi-hour, multi-character drama that soon caught the attention of the entire news media...