Much ink has been spilt since Donald Trump’s election regarding the legitimacy of the U.S. government system, the fortitude of the rule of law, and the viability of American democracy. What do the 2018 election results tell us about those big, scary issues?
It’s been a month, so we’re checking in on our old friend Burt to see if he’s grown a neck beard yet.
A few words from a momentarily homeless editor emeritus.
After the eulogy, a peculiar hollowness.
Burt Likko makes an ambitious proposal.
Where will the Era of Bad Feelings ultimately take us?
Burt Likko has one of those sorts of problems that really aren’t such bad problems to have.
A garage sale completes the ironic tableau.
James Damore, the “echo chamber memo” guy, just filed a high profile lawsuit against his former employer, Google. He might have the chance to blaze a new trail in California employment law along the way.
Michael Wolff’s The Fire and the Fury is the talk of the town and certainly the book of the moment.
Boom goes the dynamite.
There are bad movies. There are very bad movies. There are historically bad movies.
And then, there’s The Room.
A few quick observations on the indictment of Paul Manafort
It’s time to move on.
It’s time to raise our voices.
Peer with Burt Likko into his Constitutional crystal ball, and you shall see a vision of a veritable hurricane of voter registration litigation, of a sort yet unseen in American legal history.
Space Corps is coming. And when it does, it may never leave the ground.
Really, what did King George III do that was so bad anyway?
Here’s a 102-year-old letter I can’t wait to read.
And another thing: it’s really not such a good thing from a vehicular maintenance perspective.
Never before can I recall the Order List being more interesting.
It is exceedingly difficult to get people to tell each other new and different stories than they do.
Yet it may prove to be existentially important to persuade them to do exactly that.
I daresay these are the most explosive congressional hearings since Anita Hill’s testimoy.
It looks to me like there’s a trend here.
We are entrusting you, each of you, with a great power. And you already know what comes along with great power.
Online dating: an idea whose time has evidently expired.
As I watch the Trump Administration deteriorate into the political equivalent of the Fyre Festival, my thoughts naturally turn to Machiavelli.
Sean Spicer could benefit from going to a few Toastmasters meetings.
Here’s something to butter your bagel.
A suggestion for a better way to handle the upcoming filibuster of Neil Gorsuch than discarding the consensus-building filibuster rule.
So, you want immunity from prosecution, do you? Here’s a helpful guide to how to get it, if you’re, say, a former National Security Advisor.
The countdown to the House of Representative’s effort to “repeal and replace” Obamacare is ticking into its final moments.
Murder: what if there were an app for that?
In which a fourteen-pound cat causes sleep-deprived Burt Likko a week’s worth of trouble.
A very quick run-through of the February 9, 2017 decision in State of Washington v. Trump.
An explainer on a suddenly-controversial section of tax law.