Susan Estrich

08/21/2014 - 6:21pm

    The short answer is: everything.

    I'm not talking about the killing of Michael Brown. A tragedy, whatever the facts. But what the facts are is something we don't yet know. There are two conflicting stories: one of an unarmed teenager shot six times while his hands were in the air; the other...

06/23/2014 - 3:54pm

    How's this for a punch line? You stage a rebellion to get rid of Eric Cantor, who is on his worst day (to critics on the right) a very conservative guy who relishes hardball tactics, and he gets replaced by a pragmatic moderate from California. You call this victory?

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06/19/2014 - 1:18am

    The first time I ever went "online" to do a search on the "World Wide Web" (yes, we used to call it that), I figured I'd pick a subject I knew a lot about  and see what was there. So I typed in the word "rape" -- a subject I learned about the hard way many decades ago and...

06/19/2014 - 1:01am

    That's how many people it took to bring down House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, doom immigration reform and leave all but the most tea-sodden Republicans quaking.

    No, it wasn't the Democrats who did it. Various complicated analyses of voting patterns confirm...

06/12/2014 - 3:00am

    One of the hardest things to understand about the whole Bowe Bergdahl exchange is how the White House could be so hopelessly tone deaf as to not understand what was going to happen next.

    They knew that the circumstances surrounding Bergdahl's capture raised...

06/09/2014 - 12:58am

    On Saturday, Bowe Bergdahl was a hero, and the five members of the Taliban being freed in exchange for him were the worst of the worst.

    By the end of the week, it seemed that neither is actually true. The parade in Bergdahl's Idaho hometown was canceled. Four of...

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