Jackie Calmes is an opinion columnist for the Los Angeles Times in Washington, D.C. Before joining The Times in 2017 as White House editor, she worked at the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, covering the White House, Congress and national politics. She served as the chief political correspondent and chief economic correspondent at each paper. In 2004, she received the Gerald R. Ford Journalism Prize for Reporting on the Presidency. Calmes began her career in Texas covering state politics and moved to Washington in 1984 to work for Congressional Quarterly. She was a fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy and at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. She is the author of “Dissent: The Radicalization of the Republican Party and Its Capture of the Court.”
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There may be just enough votes to close the loopholes in the Electoral Count Act that Trump and his followers pried open on Jan. 6, 2021.
Barr’s talk on Fox News of Trump’s culpability smacks of an attempt to salvage his legacy. Good luck with that.
In a speech Thursday, President Biden laid out the violent threat to democracy from Donald Trump and MAGA Republicans, who dominate the party’s leadership.
The Democrats’ $80 billion in funding for the IRS will remedy decades of neglect and aim agents — almost all of them unarmed — at the rich who don’t pay their fair share.
Trump’s constant wheedling with his supporters is vacuuming up dollars from small donors and funneling almost none of it to Republican candidates.
It’s a toss-up as to whether Republicans can hold onto a Senate seat in the not-red state of North Carolina.
GOP leaders are deserting the rule of law and stoking dangerous disorder instead.
Not one Senate Republican voted for what most of their voters need and want. What does it mean when politicians are policy-phobic and compromise-averse?
A backlash against the Supreme Court could create a breakwater against a Republican red wave in November.
Letting the unrepentant former president get away with treasonous activities poses a bigger constitutional threat than prosecuting him.