“Are Democrats Headed for a McGovern Redux?”


As Trump continues his Nixonian campaign of white cultural-grievance politics, Democrats appear consumed by the same squabbles that destroyed them in 1972.

“Alarmed by Trump, Obama alums launch campaigns of their own”


“Some House races have even drawn multiple former Obama hands into the arena. In Texas, former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough and ex-Treasury Secretary Jack Lew have lined up behind Ed Meier, a former State Department official, while ex-Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro is backing his former employee, Colin Allred, who was also an Obama White House intern and professional football player. Meier and Allred are competing in a crowded primary to take on Rep. Pete Sessions (R-Texas), who didn’t attract a single Democratic opponent last year.”  MORE

“Memo to Mark Zuckerberg: So You Want to Be President …”


Unsolicited advice for the Facebook CEO.

“Donald Trump Jr. Met With Russian Lawyer After Being Promised Damaging Intel On Hillary Clinton: Report”


“Decision day in Georgia: But this special election won’t determine whether Democrats are doomed in the midterms”


“The midterm elections of 2018 are still more than 16 months away, but that won’t deter political observers from viewing the results of Tuesday’s special election in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District as a harbinger for Democrats’ chances of retaking the House of Representatives next year. (The U.S. Senate, at least in the real world, is likely out of reach.) While it’s silly to think that an off-year June election can accurately predict much of anything about the political future, the Georgia race might serve as a useful gauge for the temperature of the Democratic Party in the Trump era.”  MORE

“Win or lose, Marine Le Pen is a nightmare for the EU”