Author: Paul Campos

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Shorter Rudy:  Look, just because Donald Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia doesn’t mean that Trump himself did, in a direct, personal way. He’s never even been to Russia, at least not very recently. I mean be fair. Dear Sir, I am glad to hear that your studio audience disapproves of the last skit as strongly […]

Our man in Moscow

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On January 14, 2019

The basic insanity of the present political situation in America is captured by the question of the moment, which is whether the president of the United States is an asset of the Russian government. 

Reforming the SCOTUS

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On January 11, 2019

Under current and foreseeable political conditions, the Supreme Court is an absurdly designed institution.  Giving life tenure to just nine people, whose tenures expire in haphazard fashions, is an i

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This jibes with some really bad stuff I keep hearing through the grapevine about Ginsburg’s current health: The White House is reaching out to political allies and conservative activist groups to prepare for an ailing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s possible death or departure from the Supreme Court — an event that would trigger the second bitter confirmation battle […]
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The collusion debate is over

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On January 9, 2019
As Josh Marshall points out: As I signaled last night, the seemingly accidental redaction error in the Manafort legal filing combined with the news publishedmid-evening by The New York Times is one of the biggest revelations in more than two years of the Trump/Russia scandal. It’s bigger than the Trump Tower meeting in June 2016, though the two cases can’t […]

Miller time

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On January 8, 2019

A friend tells me that Twitter is tweeting that CNN’s April Ryan is reporting that Stephen Miller is writing Trump’s speech tonight. (Keep coming to LGM for the sources you can’t get

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