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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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Speaker Pelosi Should Receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom

Speaker Pelosi Should Receive a Presidential Medal of Freedom

Americans of all political pursuasions owe Speaker Pelosi a deep debt of gratitude to know that someone in authority is still willing to stand up for American interests.
Climate Change Is Always in Season

Climate Change Is Always in Season

Whatever time and attention we gave to effects of, and debate around climate change, seem as though they can perhaps recede until next year as we concern ourselves with the winter ahead.
Elijah Cummings: A Tough Investigator in Life, Bipartisan Hero in Death

Elijah Cummings: A Tough Investigator in Life, Bipartisan Hero in Death

One has to wonder, however, if Trump can manage this level of magnanimity towards a political adversary in death, how much better off we would all be if he could have governed with this spirit of grace toward all on a daily basis.
What Andrew Yang Sees Which No Other Candidate Seems to Address

What Andrew Yang Sees Which No Other Candidate Seems to Address

Yang was the only one on stage Tuesday evening at the Democratic presidential debate from Otterbein University to lay out some important economic truths.
Impeachment Is Neither Seditious Nor a Coup de etat

Impeachment Is Neither Seditious Nor a Coup de etat

Here in the United States, impeachment is not only fully legal....it is constitutional. This is because impeachment is inscribed in our US Constitution.
Trump’s Treachery Now Has Americans Fired on in Retreat

Trump’s Treachery Now Has Americans Fired on in Retreat

Donald Trump's decision to back down in northern Syria now not only has cost our erstwhile allies, the Kurds, in their blood. Now Trump's cowardice may well result in American blood spilled, as well.
With Shep Smith Gone, Now The Inmates Will Run the Asylum

With Shep Smith Gone, Now The Inmates Will Run the Asylum

One cannot but think network executives will slide one more Tucker Carlson clone into Shepard's old time slot, and the pretense of being Fox "News" will finally have come to a final, screeching end.
Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds May Not Be Impeachable, But it Helps Make the Case

Trump’s Decision to Abandon Kurds May Not Be Impeachable, But it Helps Make the Case

Some 11,000 Kurds have given their lives in the fight against ISIS. And now Donald Trump has sold them out, plain and simple. That is a political calculus all Americans can easily understand.
Trump Shouldn’t Count on Republicans Protecting Him Anymore

Trump Shouldn’t Count on Republicans Protecting Him Anymore

A new Washington Post poll is out Tuesday, and it's not good news for Trump. Even Republicans are starting to back impeachment.
The Department of Energy: The Agency Rick Perry Forgot

The Department of Energy: The Agency Rick Perry Forgot

The truth is that Perry has not been alone in his ignorance: the Department of Energy historically has been a very misunderstood federal agency.