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Pelosi’s Jan. 6 Commission Is an Excellent Idea — If It’s Done Right

The evidence produced at former president Donald Trump’s impeachment trial that showed some intended to kill Vice President Mike Pence and Pelosi demonstrated how close the event came to being catastrophically worse. We must get to the bottom of what happened and why.

Will Nancy Pelosi Take a Page from Her Father’s Playbook?

The chief obstacle to emergency financial aid for the low- and middle-income parents who still wish to choose Catholic schools for their children is resistance to such aid in the Democratic caucus of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Polite Fictions

The very existence of polite fictions — such as the fiction that impeachment had arisen out of the disinterested concern of public-spirited Democrats to preserve constitutional norms and not as a squalid partisan affair — comes about because we are aware of the absurdity of regarding them as the firmly established truths they pretend to be.

Nancy Pelosi Hasn’t Learned Her Lesson from 2010

House Democrats’ internal squabbles are more than an inside baseball battle; they indicate that the party still hasn’t figured out why they lost so badly in the 2010 midterm elections.

How Does the Shutdown End?

To a greater degree than has been the case in other shutdowns in this century, both sides entered this one unexpectedly and without a plan, and neither really has much leverage over the other.

Trump Won’t Lose in a Long Shutdown

Americans didn’t want the government to be shut down, but now that it is, they’re likely to want a deal to get it back open. That plays into President Trump’s hands — as long as he demonstrates that he’s willing to deal, too.