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Mike Littwin

Columnist

The pump don't work 'cause the vandals took the handles.
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Littwin: The Trump Senate impeachment trial, Day Five

Day Five of the Trump impeachment trial began early and lasted only two hours — to the relief of nearly all involved. I’m sure everyone needed either a break or, in the case of...
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: The Trump Senate impeachment trial, Day Four

As I watched Day Four of the Trump impeachment hearings unfurl, I finally understood — it hit me with the force of an Adam Schiff cross-examination — why the Democrats would never find four...

Littwin: The Trump Senate impeachment trial, Day Three

On Day Three of the Trump impeachment trial, the House managers decided to shake things up by introducing two surprise guest stars — Joe Biden and Rudy Giuliani. They may be the oddest of odd...
WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: In this screengrab taken from a Senate Television webcast, House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks during impeachment proceedings against U.S. President Donald Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol on January 22, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Senate Television via Getty Images)

Littwin: The Trump Senate impeachment trial, Day Two

You knew matters had gotten desperate on the Senate floor when Adam Schiff, in closing Day Two of the Trump impeachment trial, asked the senators not only to do the right thing — already...

Littwin: The Trump Senate impeachment trial, Day One

“This trial is a travesty. It's a travesty of a mockery of a sham of a mockery of two mockeries of a sham.” — Fielding Mellish What we learned on Day One of the Donald...
WASHINGTON, DC JANUARY 15: (L-R) Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell stand for the presentation of colors during a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on January 15, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Littwin: A question for anti-Trumpers, can you win the impeachment trial even while losing?

Now that the Senate impeachment trial of one Donald J. Trump is actually upon us, I’m preparing myself for long days with C-SPAN, for the onslaught of truth-challenged Trumpian tweets, for the name-calling that...
Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders in a more congenial moment. A 'feud' between the two has since erupted.

Littwin: The Warren-Bernie feud is about to be swept away in the impeachment war...

(Updated at 9 p.m., Jan. 15) We have to get this done quickly because it may be the last time in a while anyone outside of Iowa or New Hampshire will spend much time thinking...
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 of crisis. It’s not just that most Americans don’t trust him....
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 catastrophe, and Donald Trump is the one now charged with...
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 has learned all about it this year in pre-K, has...

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