Emily's husband; Charlotte, Tommy, Molly's dad. Author, FDR, Obama books. MSNBC analyst, DailyBeast columnist. Co-host, Sirius XM Alter Family Politics.
Missing from the stories on the US-UK-AUS nuclear sub deal: Why will US share its nuclear technology with the UK but not France? Because for decades, the French have sold nuke technology to virtually anybody. Can't trust 'em on this.
Happy to be living on Paperback Row. My Carter bio is out in paperback on Tuesday. Buy now through .
Do you know any ER docs or anyone else interested in that vital work? Then they need the book chronicling the welcome arrival of social emergency medicine. One of the authors and pioneers is my baby brother, Dr. Harrison Alter. @alterdoctor .
Will go on @TheLastWord soon to talk about the sausage making in DC. And my Carter bio is out in paperback today!!! You can buy it through
Paging all lawyers who want to prevent Trump’s postal coup: Forget DOJ. All states have laws against election interference. Because mail-in ballots include candidates for state office, AGs and DAs have standing to bring criminal cases against USPS. Start with PA, WI and MI.
The US admitted five states—Wyo. Montana, Idaho, N. Dakota & S.Dakota—to Union in 1889-90. The explicit aim was to give the GOP ten new senators. It’s a little rich watching senators from those lightly populated states argue that opposing DC statehood is a matter of principle.
A serious proposal: All major news organizations should temporarily replace their White House reporters with medical reporters so that the daily briefing is primarily about public safety. The political reporters can ask the press office about squabbles with governors etc.
Reporters should cut through the noise and ask GOPs a simple question: “Why do you want to make it harder to vote?” When they answer with blather about “ballot integrity,” reporters shld stand firm, explain that 2020 was an historically clean election—and ask the question again.
The "Wall of Moms" in Portland is a brilliant tactic that may forever change social protest. If adopted everywhere--and protesters mostly stay behind it--this "good wall" (like non-violence) will reinforce that demonstrators have the moral high ground. It wrecks Trump's argument.