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Mike Littwin

Columnist

The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handles.
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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, in fact, a reasonable argument. She was worried, of course,...
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 sink into a deep depression even though she had been...
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. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Littwin: For drama, the Dem debate can’t possibly compete with the impeachment hearings

The major takeaway from Wednesday night’s Democratic debate was — just guessing here — that most people in the room, most watching from home and probably even most of those on the stage would...
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 20: Gordon Sondland, the U.S ambassador to the European Union, is sworn in prior to testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 20, 2019 in Washington, DC. The committee heard testimony during the fourth day of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against U.S. President Donald Trump, whom House Democrats say held back U.S. military aid for Ukraine while demanding it investigate his political rivals. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Littwin: Who knew what, and when did they know it? Gordon Sondland has all...

When Gordon Sondland arrived at the House Intelligence Committee, everyone noticed the same thing. He looked strangely happy, something close to giddy, as if he knew something that no one else knew. Which, it...
WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 29: Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, arrives at the U.S. Capitol on October 29, 2019 in Washington, DC. Vindman testified Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2019 before the House Intelligence Committee as part of the impeachment inquiry against President Trump. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Littwin: And so we are reminded once again of truth, justice and a mockery...

If you watched the House impeachment inquiry hearings Tuesday, or even if you just saw the clips, you know that cynicism won the day. That’s not exactly breaking news — I mean, come on, it’s...
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 15: Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch returns for additional questioning after a break while testifying before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 15, 2019 in Washington, DC. In the second impeachment hearing held by the committee, House Democrats continue to build a case against U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to link U.S. military aid for Ukraine to the nation’s investigation of his political rivals. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Littwin: Trump bullies his way into a surprise appearance at the impeachment hearing

Donald Trump stole the impeachment show Friday, which was, in any case, less about impeachable offenses than it was about the level of presidential thuggishness that has made an impeachment inquiry necessary. After all, this...
WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: top U.S. diplomat to Ukraine, William B. Taylor Jr. (R) and Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs George P. Kent (L) testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 13, 2019 in Washington, DC. In the first public impeachment hearings in more than two decades, House Democrats are making a case that President Donald Trump committed extortion, bribery or coercion by trying to enlist Ukraine to investigate political rivals in exchange for military aid and a White House meeting that Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky sought with Trump. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Littwin: What does GOP do when the witnesses are the ones who are unimpeachable?

The problem (for Republicans, anyway) on Day 1 of the public impeachment hearings was that the two witnesses — Bill Taylor and George Kent — were the two most believable and knowledgeable people in...
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking with attendees at the Presidential Gun Sense Forum hosted by Everytown for Gun Safety and Moms Demand Action at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Littwin: Who’s in a bigger panic, a Warren-stricken Bloomberg or an impeachment-stricken Trump?

It was a long while coming, but I believe we have now officially moved into the early-panic stage of the Democratic presidential primary. This won’t be the last one. Democrats routinely panic during election...
Gov. Jared Polis skipped the Nov. 5, 2019 Election Day count that saw Prop CC go down, leaving town a day earlier for a previously unannounced trade trip to India and Nepal. (Photo of mountains in Nepal by kelly-grainger via Flickr:Creative Commons)

Littwin: Now we know Prop CC wasn’t the answer to TABOR problem. Got any...

Now that Proposition CC has predictably gone down to defeat, the question is what its supporters should do next. I mean, besides drinking heavily. This is a crushing defeat. It was a relatively small ask...

Littwin: The pre-impeachment presidential rankings are in. And the leader is, who the hell...

Once upon a time, there was a Democratic presidential primary season that often dominated the news cycle, particularly on debate days. And sometimes even on days when a one-time phenom would drop out of...