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Contributing Editor , The Bipartisan Press
Janet has had a long career in journalism, covering at various points entertainment, science and technology and politics. She spent 20 years covering Capitol Hill, the federal agencies and the White House.She even spent brief periods working for the federal government.Although she has her personal political beliefs, Janet's of an age to remember when people in Washington were able to work on a bipartisan basis, even when they, too, had strongly held political beliefs.

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Don’t Do It, Mike: Hillary As VP Is a Lousy Idea

Don’t Do It, Mike: Hillary As VP Is a Lousy Idea

Except for gender, Hillary in no way balances the ticket. And because she is so disliked, she might repel voters--even in the vice presidential slot.
Another Day, Another Impeachable Offense

Another Day, Another Impeachable Offense

Not even two weeks after morally blind Senate Republicans acquitted him of trying to withhold needed military aid to Ukraine in exchange for an announcement of an investigation into one of his domestic political opponents, Donald Trump basically tried the same shakedown Friday, this time on the good people of New York.
The Trump Supporters Who Aren’t Racist, Are Sadists

The Trump Supporters Who Aren’t Racist, Are Sadists

Today, if you support Trump, you are either or both a racist and a sadist.
Virginia Strikes Blow for Racial Healing Without Touching a Single Statue

Virginia Strikes Blow for Racial Healing Without Touching a Single Statue

These changes and others increasingly give Virginia the face of a "blue state," which would have been nearly unthinkable even five to 10 years ago.
Move Over, Joe Biden. Someone Else Is Basking in the Obama Glow

Move Over, Joe Biden. Someone Else Is Basking in the Obama Glow

This time Bloomberg is up with an ad which touts his close relationship with our 44th president, and how Bloomberg has worked with Obama on important issues like gun safety, education and job creation.
Thank you, Senator Romney

Thank you, Senator Romney

While his GOP colleagues have tied themselves in knots of illogic in rationalizing why they all are refusing to follow the clear evidence, Romney is showing a bit of the shine of the Republican party of old, and is doing the honorable and patriotic thing.
Mike Pence Has Been Perhaps the Most Irrelevant VP in at Least a Generation

Mike Pence Has Been Perhaps the Most Irrelevant VP in at Least a Generation

You have to go back at least a generation, and perhaps Dan Quayle, before you find a vice president who has been as irrelevant as Mike Pence.
If Dr. Fauci Is Part of the ‘Deep State,’ Thank Goodness for the Deep State

If Dr. Fauci Is Part of the ‘Deep State,’ Thank Goodness for the Deep State

Rather than obsess over absurd conspiracy theories, Americans should be proud of a federal workforce which shows up every day to perform cutting-edge research, investigate accidents, care for our national parks, and administer any number of federal programs which make a positive difference for millions of your fellow American citizens.
If Yang Meets Oprah, What Then?

If Yang Meets Oprah, What Then?

If Yang truly wants to become the Democratic nominee, he absolutely should be taking lots of meetings. But with folks who can do a lot more for his candidacy than Oprah Winfrey.
Sanders’ Potential Executive Orders Would Be a Window Into His Presidency

Sanders’ Potential Executive Orders Would Be a Window Into His Presidency

Making his draft executive orders public would give voters an important window into what a Sanders presidency could well look like.