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John L. Micek

John L. Micek is a syndicated columnist

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Shortly after President Barack Obama’s first inauguration in 2009, then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel got into a bit of hot water when he observed to an interviewer, “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

By John L. Micek March 22, 2020
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After a commanding performance in Nevada last weekend, the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination sure does seem to be swinging Bernie Sanders‘ way.

By John L. Micek February 28, 2020
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Susan Collins was absolutely right about this much: President Donald Trump has learned his lesson. And he’s learned it by heart.

By John L. Micek February 21, 2020
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When future historians look for the last, documented instance of Republican political courage in the Trump imperium, they’ll look to one man: Sen. Mitt Romney.

By John L. Micek February 10, 2020
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When future historians look for the last, documented instance of Republican political courage in the Trump imperium, they’ll look to one man: Sen. Mitt Romney.

By John L. Micek February 7, 2020
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We were on the way to ballet rehearsal. It’s my favorite 30 minutes of the day.

By John L. Micek January 19, 2020
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It didn’t take long for “World War III” to become a trending topic on Twitter in the hours after news broke that a drone strike by U.S. forces resulted in the death of a top Iranian military commander.

By John L. Micek January 12, 2020
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If you’re celebrating a recent federal appellate court ruling that overturned language in the Affordable Care Act requiring you to have health insurance or pay a penalty, you may want to put away the party favors.

By John L. Micek January 3, 2020
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In 1994, state Rep. Frank Dermody was a backbench Democrat serving his second term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. That year, the majority-Democrat chamber undertook a task it hadn’t undertaken in a century – the impeachment of a sitting member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

By John L. Micek December 22, 2019
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It’s not often that you get to watch what conservative author Tom Nichols has called “the death of expertise” unfold in real time.

By John L. Micek December 15, 2019

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