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Recent articles by James:

Is this how the Bush dynasty ends?

A 70-year-old political dynasty finally hits the skids. → Read More

Who is, and isn’t, MAGA is no longer Trump’s to decide

Trumpism is outrunning Trump. → Read More

Why one race in West Virginia proves Biden’s theory of the case has failed

Republican David McKinley voted for President Biden's infrastructure plan. It cost him his job. → Read More

Vance’s win cannot mask the GOP counterstrikes against Trump

The fight among Republicans that started in Ohio will be open warfare by late May. → Read More

Once the toast of liberal parties, J.D. Vance has gone full MAGA

Elegy for a Trump skeptic. → Read More

A tale of two Republicans: One brave, one not

One Republican is a patriot; the other is a hack. → Read More

Justice Jackson and the power of originalism

Her comments reflect a recognition among liberals that they need to speak the language of conservatives on the court if they are to achieve more their desired outcomes during the coming years in the legal wilderness. → Read More

Jackson’s confirmation hearings revealed the unlikelihood of criminal justice reforms

From Senate Republicans questioning, you wouldn't know they have voted to promote multiple judges who similarly departed from sentencing guidelines. → Read More

Biden is right to pass on Zelensky’s no-fly zone

A hard-headed Biden takes a pass on Zelensky's no-fly zone. → Read More

Why regime change in Moscow is not the goal

The Putin you know is better than the Putin you don't. → Read More

Ukrainian Americans overpower the isolationist impulses of Trump-era GOP

Ukrainian Americans are providing a vital counterweight to the isolationist, nativist and populist impulses of the Trump-era Republican Party — and to our politics in general. → Read More

Why Biden should deliver a European history lesson during the State of the Union

The president has a golden opportunity to educate younger generations about NATO and about America's role as an indispensable global force for good. → Read More

Ketanji Brown Jackson’s defensiveness reflects shifting public attitudes toward criminal justice

The 51-year-old Supreme Court nominee was a debate champion in high school, which might explain why so much of her acceptance speech sounded like an affirmative rebuttal. → Read More

What Biden learned from Afghanistan

Live and learn: The president applies painful lessons from Afghanistan to his handling of Ukraine. → Read More

Why I’m watching the Winter Games

Even with Beijing's gag orders on athletes, the Olympics are worth watching. → Read More

What the next justice will owe Constance Baker Motley

Constance Baker Motley should have been a federal appellate judge. → Read More

Russia’s looming invasion of Ukraine shows why Trump’s first impeachment was necessary and proper

Donald Trump’s abuse of power toward the former Soviet satellite is a reminder of the way the last administration treated the young republic like a second-class ally. And while ultimately unsuccessful, Democratic efforts to remove Trump from office for his actions seem even more justified two years later. → Read More

When Biden imitates Trump, he is on a dangerous path

This was Biden's lowest moment so far. → Read More

The Winter Games in China: Lonelier, quieter, spookier

The Winter Olympics will be further chilled by China's surveillance state. → Read More

Glenn Youngkin’s hidden advantage: Virginia’s Democrats

Virginia's new governor has some unlikely allies: Democrats → Read More