Roll Call columnist. Fellow at the Brennan Center. Teaching at Yale. NYC-DC. My new book: Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer.

Donald Trump and the Second Battle of the Sexes

rollcall.com — "I also have a much better temperament than she does." - Donald Trump In 1973, a trash-talking, over-age self-described "chauvinist pig" named Bobby Riggs took on Billie Jean King in a tennis match in the Houston Astrodome that was billed as The Battle of the Sexes. King won in straight sets.

We can't let fear of terrorism distort our lives, values and politics

upi.com — NEW YORK -- In the midst of the only presidential election shaped by terrorism, John Kerry gave an interview to Matt Bai of The New York Times in the fall of 2004 that was simultaneously shrewd and politically maladroit.

Not Letting Fear of Terrorism Distort Our Lives, Values and Politics

rollcall.com — NEW YORK - In the midst of the only presidential election shaped by terrorism, John Kerry gave an interview to Matt Bai of The New York Times in the fall of 2004 that was simultaneously shrewd and politically maladroit.

Letting Gary Johnson Debate Is Simply Too Risky

rollcall.com — The Commission on Presidential Debates announced Friday that the Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson failed to qualify for the first debate on Sept. 26 because his polling numbers were below the 15-percent threshold. According to the five polls used by the commission, Johnson averaged 8.4 percent support.

The Ultimate Click-Bait Story: A Worthwhile Hillary Initiative

rollcall.com — In the kingdom of clicks, there are few sets of words more self-defeating than the combination of "Hillary Clinton" and "policy."If you must write about the Democratic nominee, then the smartest strategy is either to decry the Clinton scandals as the worst since Teapot Dome or to attack the news media for equating Hillary's missteps with the outrages and lies of Donald Trump.

What Beach-Blanket Voters Tuned Out in August

rollcall.com — Sometime this week, summer-dazed voters will be reminded that moving trucks will soon be pulling up at the White House for the first time since 2009.

Fear Stalks the Airports - and the 2016 Campaign

rollcall.com — Sunday night, in case you missed it, Los Angeles International Airport was closed because of a panic attack. The threat came not from terrorism or a crazed gunman, but rather from wild, incoherent passenger hysteria.The incident may have been triggered by random loud noises or possibly a man in a Zorro costume with a plastic sword.

Fear stalks the airports - and the 2016 presidential campaign

upi.com — Sunday night, in case you missed it, Los Angeles International Airport was closed because of a panic attack. The threat came not from terrorism or a crazed gunman, but rather from wild, incoherent passenger hysteria. The incident may have been triggered by random loud noises or possibly a man in a Zorro costume with a plastic sword.

Memo to Trump: It's Too Late to Pivot

rollcall.com — Since Donald Trump barely speaks above a whisper and comes across as modest as Mahatma Gandhi, it is easy for a self-serving press corps to misconstrue what he has been advocating.Here are some telling examples of how the Republican nominee's gospel of peace and harmony has been falsely portrayed by click-happy media elites:

It's too late for Donald Trump to reposition himself

upi.com — Since Donald Trump barely speaks above a whisper and comes across as modest as Mahatma Gandhi, it is easy for a self-serving press corps to misconstrue what he has been advocating.
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Sep 27, 2016

When Cruz decides to squander the last ounce of his credibility, he certainly doesn't hold back.  https://twitter.com/jenniferjjacobs/status/780651499013758976 

Sep 27, 2016

What was stunning about Trump's performance is it was so predictable. It was greatest hits album of bluster. Column:  http://www.rollcall.com/news/opinion/shapiro-donald-trump-clinton-debate 

Sep 27, 2016

Trump made Rick Lazio look like he studied etiquette from Emily Post. He was 2016 version of Bobby Riggs. My column:  http://bit.ly/2dvmTHY 

Sep 26, 2016

Latest @Fahrenthold story invites a new Trump nickname: "Self-Dealing Donald."

Sep 26, 2016

What I wonder pre-debate: If Trump keeps his temper, what will sway undecided voters? Slavish praise for Putin? Incoherent policy answers?

Sep 26, 2016

Can I second the motion? And there are many days when I think that the first Donald would make the better president.  https://twitter.com/nxthompson/status/780501282884816896 

Sep 26, 2016

Great @JillDLawrence column on how the public Trump is the one that matters in choosing a president.  http://usat.ly/2dloPX4 

Sep 26, 2016

@freedlander That wins for the funniest Jill Stein joke of the week.

Sep 26, 2016

Disney buying Twitter would be perfect. Already, my Twitter feed resembles the Sorcerer's Apprentice scene in "Fantasia." https://t.co/M4K5pQj2dc


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