Byron York, Chief Political Correspondent for the Washington Examiner interviews newsmakers on the issues of the day.
What Were the Capitol Rioters Thinking?
It’s one of the most basic questions of the Capitol riot investigation: What was the rioters’ plan? What did they think was going to happen when they stormed the Capitol on January 6, as Congress certified the results of the Electoral College? There are lots of different answers — remember, thousands of people were there […]
Now, For the Heart of the Impeachment Trial
As expected, Democrats won the vote on constitutionality that began the second impeachment trial of former President Trump. Six Republicans went along with unanimous Democrats in voting that the trial is in fact constitutional. So now it is on to the substance of the case. House Democratic impeachment managers will attempt to prove that then-President […]
Five Reasons Why the Trump Trial is Unconstitutional (And One Opposing View)
The impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump is beginning with a deep divide among senators. Nearly all Republicans believe it is unconstitutional to try an ex-president. All Democrats disagree. Democrats point to a majority of law professors who agree with them — no surprise there — while some conservative scholars and jurists support the […]
When The White House Can’t Handle The Truth
New White House press secretary Jen Psaki promised to bring “truth and transparency back to the briefing room.” President Biden promised to be guided by science in his decisions regarding the COVID pandemic. Now both of those vows are being put to the test on the question of reopening schools. This week, Biden’s new CDC […]
Why Is the National Guard Still in Washington?
There were roughly 25,000 National Guard members in Washington for the inauguration of President Joe Biden. The deployment was in large part an overreaction to the Capitol riot of January 6. But now, 5,000 are still here. The inauguration was two weeks ago, it went off without incident, and there is no need for troops […]
The Revolution Devours All Before It
Just look at what happened Tuesday night in, of all places, a Zoom meeting of the San Francisco School Board. In that meeting, members voted to strip the names of American historical figures — George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Thomas Jefferson, and even California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein — from schools in San Francisco. A removal […]