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MINNEAPOLIS, MN - OCTOBER 10: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks on stage during a campaign rally at the Target Center on October 10, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Littwin: Trump, the rally king, doesn’t seem to care if half of America doesn’t...

If you watched Donald Trump’s victory-lap speech Wednesday morning, you know why so many Americans will never rally around him, even in a time...
Street image in Tehran, Iran in 2010. (Photo by A. Davey via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Littwin: Trump got us into this Iranian crisis, but can he get us out?

(Updated Friday, Jan. 3, at 10:30 p.m.) Let’s begin with the obvious. Two things: Donald Trump has put us onto the path of a possible...
It’s night 2 of Hanukkah and the night before Christmas Eve as Grandpa Littwin reads The Polar Express to Lalo in his favorite reading chair. Note that both Grandpa and Lalo are wearing Grandpa shirts. (Photo by Angie Littwin)

Littwin: Some of the best books I read in 2019 and why so many...

Hanukkah came late. Christmas will presumably arrive on time. They didn’t teach us about Kwanzaa when I was a kid, but my grandson, who...
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 19: Democratic presidential candidatte Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks as Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) listens during the Democratic presidential primary debate at Loyola Marymount University on December 19, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. Seven candidates out of the crowded field qualified for the 6th and last Democratic presidential primary debate of 2019 hosted by PBS NewsHour and Politico. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Littwin: Do the debates tell Dems anything about who can beat Trump or even...

If you’re looking for a Democratic debate winner, it was almost certainly Amy Klobuchar, the senator from the Midwest, for exceeding expectations while the...
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 19: U.S. President Donald Trump stands in the colonnade in the Rose Garden at the White House on January 19, 2018 in Washington, DC. Om December 18, 2019, Trump became the third president to be impeached by the House of Representatives. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Littwin: The indelible stain on Trump’s presidency belongs to the entire Republican Party

The headline, of course, is that Donald Trump is the third president to ever be impeached, and that whatever happens in the Senate —...
JUNE 19,2012. The High Park Fire in the mountains near Poudre Canyon, Colorado. The blaze, which started on June 9, was caused by a lightning strike and torched over 85,000 acres. (Photo by Senior Master Sgt. John Rohrer via Flickr: Creative Commons)

Littwin: Romanoff asks which is scarier — his climate-change video or a changing-climate future?

If you haven’t seen Andrew Romanoff’s new apocalyptic climate video, take a few minutes — four, actually — and hold on. Here it is. Assuming...
House Judiciary Committee Republican member Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) talks out of turn and interrupts the hearing before being stopped by Chairman Jerrold Nadler during a House Judiciary Committee hearing to receive counsel presentations of evidence on the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., December 9, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Littwin: Dems will win the House battle for impeachment votes, but America is at...

If there’s anything I learned from watching all those hours of House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearings, it’s not that Matt Gaetz is a shameless...
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) walks towards to a podium to speak to the media at the Capitol Building September 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry today after allegations that President Donald Trump sought to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate leading Democratic presidential contender, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, which was the subject of a reported whistle-blower complaint that the Trump administration has withheld from Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Littwin: Why did House Dems decide to pull punches on Trump’s articles of impeachment?

In response to Donald Trump’s seemingly endless array of high crimes and misdemeanors, House Democrats decided to settle their impeachment hopes simply on the...
WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 24: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks to the media at the Capitol Building September 24, 2019 in Washington, DC. Pelosi announced a formal impeachment inquiry today after allegations that President Donald Trump sought to pressure the president of Ukraine to investigate leading Democratic presidential contender, former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, which was the subject of a reported whistle-blower complaint that the Trump administration has withheld from Congress. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Littwin: Does knowing how the coming Senate impeachment trial will end make it less...

For the longest time, Nancy Pelosi was the leader of the Democratic non-impeachment camp. She said Donald Trump wasn’t worth the effort, which is,...
We were married on June 13, 1970, in Susie’s parents’ living room. We were 21 and too young to know any better, but one look at Susie’s smile is all the evidence you need to understand why the marriage lasted a lifetime.

Littwin: Writers write, but this one couldn’t write about the most important person in...

This story begins — and sometimes, I fear, ends — when my wife, Susie, died two weeks short of our 49th anniversary, and I...