David Atkins

Lessons Learned, The Healing Within the Democratic Party Begins

The Democratic Party may seem deeply divided between its neoliberal and progressive wings (and yes, “neoliberal” is a real thing), but that perception is more an artifact of social media and comments section wars than actual reality. In the real world, the progress toward unity and healing has already begun at the topmost levels of… Read more »

Which Will Come First for Trump Underlings? The Flips or the Pardons?

Today brings news that investigators and federal prosecutors are putting the pressure on Paul Manafort to flip on his employers, including potentially the Donald Trump campaign. U.S. investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe into possible collusion between Trump’s… Read more »

Could Republicans in Congress Actually Turn Against Trump?

Earlier this morning I wrote that the 2018 election may be the last chance to save American democracy, if Trump does the unthinkable and the Republican Congress refuses to hold him accountable. The smart money says that Republicans will absolutely refuse to move against Trump. There has been almost no public break in the wall… Read more »

2018 May Become the Most Important Election in American History

Every two years, pundits and politicians tell the American people the same tired refrain: “This is the most important election in our lifetimes.” This time it may actually be true–and not just in our lifetimes, but in the lifetime of the great American experiment. That is no exaggeration. The last 48 hours have been a dizzying… Read more »