Today, it is nearly impossible to fire the 2.8 million federal bureaucrats who staff the executive agencies, from which they issue rules that directly affect the lives of Americans every day.
Past and present U.S. officials say the template for the current anti-Trump leak campaign can be traced back to the Obama administration’s efforts to sell the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.
What a terrible price there is to pay for a judge who naively questions whether unelected bureaucrats should have the final say on what the law means.
Here, based on the interviews, is perspective on how and why President Trump is playing things cool for now—and could well burn hot later.
Did the ‘Deep State’ deep-six Adam Lovinger over the discovery of shady Defense Department contracts to FBI Trump informant Stefan Halper?
The problem with the much-discussed op-ed isn’t that the author is anonymous, it’s that author celebrates nullifying a presidential election.
Wrongfully prosecuting Alaskan Sen. Ted Stevens paid off handsomely for Democratic partisans at no cost to the perpetrators. Obviously, someone was paying attention.
I was a long-time Democrat who ‘walked away’ from the party because I couldn’t stomach the Democrats’ anti-democratic antics. Post-2017, it is like the mask has been ripped off.
FBI agents deserve a seasoned criminal investigator or counterintelligence agent to lead them — someone who also survived the Academy, carried a gun and badge, worked the hard cases, and fought the bureaucratic fight.
The EPA under Scott Pruitt came under intense media scrutiny for accusations of ethics violations, including private jet travel, contacts with energy executives, and trying to find his wife a job.
My fellow Democrats are increasingly becoming the kind of low-information voters they despise and think are only on the other side.
Robert Mueller’s investigation is showy and politically important, but it is not unique. It embodies our administrative state.
Of all the Russian conspiracy angles, the one alleging Jeff Sessions is working on behalf of the Russians is easily the most outlandish.
The paradox of freedom has always been to create a government strong enough to defend the people against their foreign enemies, but not so strong that it becomes an oppressor itself.
The Russia and FBI probes lure political partisans with the prospect of winning political battles by making an end run around ordinary politics.
There is no bigger prize for authoritarians in a free nation than to take over the institutions focused on national security, because these gather sensitive data on people and organizations.
President Donald Trump called for something very controversial in Washington DC: to treat government employees as though they work for us.
A top FBI official heavily involved in the Russia probe was removed from the case several months ago for exhibiting an anti-Trump, pro-Hillary bias.
Russia always interferes in American elections, but the degree to which they did is important, and up for debate.
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