Bill Thomas

About Bill Thomas

Bill Thomas is the author of Club Fed: Power, Money Sex and Violence on Capitol Hill as well as other books, and the co-author of Red Tape: Adventure Capitalism in the New Russia. He is also a former editor and writer with The Economist Group.

Curtains for Comedy

Comedy used to be funny. Then Donald Trump was elected president. And comedy not only stopped being funny, it became a sinister arm of #TheResistance. After two years the laughter isn’t what it used to be, but the jokes stayed the same. In show business that means it’s time to get new material.

By | 2019-04-25T16:13:21-07:00 April 25th, 2019|

Trump’s Wall and a Plan to Stop Cartels at the Border

If you’ve been thinking Trump Derangement Syndrome couldn’t get any worse, consider the Democratic Party’s position on border security. Sitting behind President Trump during his State of the Union speech on Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spent much of the evening making faces at the back of his head. And when he

By | 2019-02-06T22:00:36-07:00 February 6th, 2019|

Ryan Redux: Romney Assumes the Missionary Position

In Washington, winners write history, losers write résumés, unless, like Mitt Romney, they happen to follow the path of least resistance into a waiting Senate seat. A week after becoming senator elect from Utah, Romney was on Capitol Hill where the first person he visited was now-retired House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.). The

By | 2019-01-11T21:13:19-07:00 January 11th, 2019|

Will Trump Be Meeting With Putin’s ‘Body Double’?

When President Donald Trump meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, the two leaders are expected to discuss NATO, the Middle East and U.S.-Russia relations. But there’s one high-level personnel issue unlikely to be on the agenda. While the summit will take place behind closed doors, many Russians have already decided the guy

By | 2018-07-15T23:01:22-07:00 July 16th, 2018|

Will AMLO Become ‘Bernie Sandinista’?

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, Mexico’s new socialist president, promised voters to fight corruption, redistribute wealth and encourage illegal immigration to the United States. North of the border no one is more excited than another socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders, who reportedly phoned Obrador, known as AMLO, as soon as he heard the good news. With

By | 2018-07-06T11:07:58-07:00 July 6th, 2018|

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