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Past articles by Philip:

Elizabeth Warren apologized to the Cherokee Nation for her DNA stunt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has offered a private apology to the Cherokee Nation for publicizing the results of a DNA test showing she might have distant Native American ancestry. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi's 'Normandy fencing' won't stop illegal immigrants: You can walk around it

When Hitler ordered Erwin Rommel to prepare for an Allied invasion of the north of France in 1944, the German field marshal found the defense of “the Atlantic Wall” deficient. Innovation and effort, Rommel concluded, would have to make up for a lack of manpower. → Read More

Barbara Comstock returns to the swamp

Former Rep. Barbara Comstock has returned to K Street. The Virginia Republican who lost her seat last cycle has joined the lobbying shop of Baker Donelson as a senior adviser. → Read More

Don't sell out to the highest foreign bidder, Nikki Haley; don't accept speaking gigs overseas

While it is commendable that Haley hasn’t become a lobbyist, she should avoid falling to temptation like the Clintons. → Read More

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is fine living and dying by the primary

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., is unafraid. At least publicly. → Read More

Scourge of the socialists? Michael Bloomberg trashes Elizabeth Warren and her wealth tax

Michael Bloomberg may have found another brand: scourge of democratic socialists. → Read More

New poll: Post-shutdown Trump is about as popular as pre-shutdown Trump

President Trump still demands $5.7 billion for his wall. Democrats continue to say they’ll be damned before they write that check. Government funding runs out Feb. 15, three weeks after Congress passed a short-term spending measure to end the longest shutdown in modern history. → Read More

Howard Schultz needs a consistent answer on the Trump tax cuts

Howard Schultz, the executive chairman of a coffee conglomerate, never shied away from politics. Under his leadership, Starbucks launched corporate initiatives to confront race, gun violence, and joblessness. → Read More

Ann Coulter curses Trump over shutdown cave, rebels against her 'emperor god'

The gods aren’t dead, they are sniveling. That’s the analysis of Ann Coulter, the conservative commentator and former disciple of President Trump, a man she once described as her “emperor god.” → Read More

Time for a real, open debate on border security

Real legislative debate is good. We should have had one before now. → Read More

Elizabeth Warren endorses 'wealth tax' just in time for presidential run

Five years and political ambition make all the difference. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has come out in favor of a wealth tax ahead of the Democratic presidential primary. → Read More

Joe Biden offers a hollow, bipartisan confession

A former vice president has offered a rare public confession. → Read More

Either bored or because he was bluffing, Trump blinks on State of the Union

State of the Unions are seldom this melodramatic. The invitation of President Trump, the subsequent disinvitation by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and the posturing in between dominated a week’s worth of news only to end late Wednesday night. → Read More

Left-wing group tries to raise money with a Supreme Court-packing fantasy

The numbers are wrong. That is the sentiment of the 1/20/21 Action Fund, a left-wing organization pushing to add more seats to the bench of the Supreme Court. → Read More

Nancy Pelosi more popular than Trump after monthlong shutdown

If politics is just a big popularity contest, Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is winning — or at least, she isn’t losing as badly as President Trump. → Read More

Republicans try torching Pete Buttigieg before he can rebuild Hillary Clinton's failed Midwest firewall

Smoke hasn’t cleared from the ash heap of Hillary Clinton’s Midwestern firewall. Democrats will need a candidate who can win in Michigan, Ohio, and Pennsylvania to win back the White House in 2020. Hence the interest in a Rust Belt mayor. → Read More

Kamala Harris ties Bernie Sanders' 24-hour fundraising record

More money, specifically more small-dollar donors to Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., means more problems for Republicans. She outpaced the 24-hour 2015 haul of progressive superstar Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. → Read More

Presidential hopes of climate change Democrat Jay Inslee at risk of freezing in New Hampshire

The weatherman says there will be as much as two feet of snow on the ground when Gov. Jay Inslee touches down in New Hampshire. Granite State politicos seem to say climate change is the least of the Washington Democrat’s problems. → Read More

Trump said he would 'love' her in his administration. Pam Bondi cashed out for K Street instead

Whoever hires her will have a powerful ally on good terms with the White House. → Read More

Her own evolution is Kirsten Gillibrand's biggest liability

“I will stand up for what I believe in,” declared New York Democrat and new presidential candidate Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand last week. There's just one problem. → Read More