Martin Longman is a contributing editor to Flux and Washington Monthly. He is also the founder of Progress Pond. Previously, Martin was a county coordinator for ACORN/Project Vote and a political consultant. He has a degree in philosophy from Western Michigan University.


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Nikki Haley and the GOP’s leadership vacuum

No one on the right is willing to stand up to Donald Trump because they’re afraid of the Republican base, which means no one is going to lead the GOP back to sanity

Republican obstruction is making the filibuster’s one-time supporters revise their opinions

There’s still no consensus along Senate Democrats for eliminating the filibuster entirely, but they’re moving in that direction and may have internally agreed it can’t stand in the way of H.R.1.

Katie Porter’s mistake cost her a seat on the House Financial Services Committee

The California congresswoman’s sharp questioning made her a household name as a Freshman, but she didn’t make continuing to serve on the committee a top priority and it cost her.

Will Nevada Democrats’ socialist revolution amount to anything?

Harry Reid’s political machine has an impressive record of electoral success, but it just lost control of the state party to a slate endorsed by the Democratic Socialists of America.

With Sarkozy’s conviction, is France showing America its future?

America can follow France’s example by prosecuting an ex-president for corruption, but it’s harder to eliminate a leader’s corrupt influence over a nation’s politics.

Biden may regret going easy on Saudi Arabia’s murderous Crown Prince

Despite vowing serious repercussions for the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, after consulting his new national security team, President Biden has decided not to punish Mohammed bin Salman for the journalist’s death.

Fascism looks pretty good to Sen. Lindsey Graham

The South Carolina senator is convinced that conservatives cannot achieve their goals without the help of Donald Trump, but aside from maintaining power it’s unclear what goals he’s referring to.

Biden will have to work to restore America’s standing in the world

The Trump administration did real damage to the Western Alliance, but the Biden administration is determined to set things right.


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