On the eve of the January 6 insurrection/riot/coup/tourists-taking-pictures, out in the open, right in front of our collective faces, former President Donald Trump is laying the groundwork for another White House bid, and this time the lying he’s done (pretending the 2020 election was stolen from him) may wind up…

While all the votes aren’t counted yet, it’s more than fair to say that Tuesday was a loud wake-up call for President Biden and the Democratic Party.

They lost an election in Virginia that they should have won and, at the writing of this post, the New Jersey election for…

Our institutions have been under attack for five years, and the attacks continue.

One, now, is the pursuit of charges against former President Trump’s key advisor, Steve Bannon, who, hiding behind Trump’s demands of executive privilege, is refusing to respect a subpoena issued by the committee investigating the January 6th…

Back when I worked in the Reagan Administration, Commerce Secretary Malcolm Baldrige, my boss, would say of the then-right wing of the Republican Party: “They like to look good losing.”

That’s because those folks would have rather died on the battlefield clinging to their most extreme beliefs rather than compromise…

The validity of the public debt of the United States, authorized by law, including debts incurred for payments of pensions and bounties for services in suppressing insurrection or rebellion, shall not be questioned.” — The U.S. Constitution’s 14th Amendment. (Emphasis added)

Too often, the debate over raising the debt limit…

Who is responsible for the riot/protest/insurrection/coup that occurred January 6th at the U.S. Capitol? I don’t know, though I can name many who have some responsibility.

That’s why we need an objective commission to investigate the facts. It didn’t happen on its own — I’d say spontaneous combustion was responsible…

B. Jay Cooper

Former deputy White House press secretary (Reagan and Bush 41) and former head of communications at Republican Natl Committee. My blog: bjaycooper.com.

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