The Civil War was not quite over when the president took a victory stroll through the captured Confederate capital.
John Avlon is the former Editor-in-Chief and Managing Director of The Daily Beast.He previously served as Executive Editor and Political Director of The Daily Beast. He began writing columns for The Daily Beast in November of 2008, one month after its launch. He is a CNN political analyst who won the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ award for best online column in 2012. Prior to joining The Daily Beast, Avlon was a columnist and associate editor for The New York Sun and served as chief speechwriter for New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.He is the author of Independent Nation and Wingnuts as well as an editor of the anthology Deadline Artists: America’s Greatest Newspaper Columns. His most recent book is Washington's Farewell: The Founding Father's Warning to Future Generations.
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Yes, he was a hero, but he was more: He was a defiantly human public servant who strove to uphold our best traditions against ever-stronger headwinds.
His monologues are studies in insincerity, overcoming his personal belief in faith and family to project pride standing next to a man who embodies almost everything he disdains.
Leaking a senator’s text message to Fox News should be the California congressman’s last act of partisan hackery at the helm of one of the House’s most important committees.
What the Florida state legislature did Tuesday night was totally appalling—and totally predictable. But the kids from Parkland High aren’t finished with them yet.
This is language that would have been rejected from the script of ‘Dr. Strangelove,’ yet there are hundreds of thousands—if not millions—of lives at stake beneath the bluster.
Drill down on all the hipster conventional wisdom and the core complaint is earnestness.
Donald Trump has put the bully back into the bully pulpit, as he and his surrogates attack the institutions that work to hold him accountable.