Articles by Bill Thomas

Chinese Takeout

f Donald Trump were not the president, and 2020 not a presidential election year, it would be hard to imagine anything else causing the kind of mass hysteria that surrounds COVID-19. For Democrats, this is what it’s come to: A last attempt to drive down support for Trump by doing everything they can to heighten […]

The Whistleblower and Me

Late Thursday night, after waking from my second post-turkey nap, my cell phone rang. The caller ID came up as “Unknown Number,” but I had a feeling I knew who it was and that I better take detailed notes. Here is a more-or-less accurate recounting of the conversation. Whistleblower: Hey, man. Sorry for calling so […]

How the 2019 World Series Explains Washington

The year was 1924. Calvin Coolidge was president. The Roaring Twenties were in full swing. And the Washington Nationals (a.k.a. the Senators) won the World Series. It’s been 95 years since the Nationals beat the New York Giants in the ’24 Fall Classic. And for most of the century that followed local fans endured season […]

She’s Baaack!

Hillary Clinton is on another listening tour, and you know what that means. It may look like she’s only out hyping her new book, but Hillary’s real modus operandi never changes: She gets her hair done, packs some extra-large pant suits, and takes off to listen for her favorite sound—cha-ching!… cha-ching! With Bernie Sanders last […]

Trouble in Government-Funded Paradise

There are more than 3,000 counties in the United States, and the nation’s capital is surrounded by five of the 10 wealthiest. Financial advisors call it “the proximity principle,” meaning people located near enormous amounts of money tend to benefit. As proof, the non-stop flow of federal funds in the form of salaries, pensions, bonuses, […]

When ‘The Right Stuff’ Goes Wrong

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Curtains for Comedy

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Cold War II: Only This Time We’re the Soviets

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

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Ryan Redux: Romney Assumes the Missionary Position

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The Left’s Fatal Attraction to Crazy

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High School on the Potomac: Democrats in Danger of Flunking Out

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Paul Ryan’s Long (and Annoying) Good-Bye

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

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Will AMLO Become ‘Bernie Sandinista’?

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The Paul Ryan Express: Punching His Ticket to K Street

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Peter Strzok and Lisa Page: A Deep-State Love Story

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