Ron Elving

Ron Elving appears in the following:

Weekend Politics: Trump And Putin, NATO, U.K.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Despite a rocky meeting with NATO allies and news of indictments alleging a hacking campaign by Russian intelligence, President Trump appears confident ahead of his meeting with Vladimir Putin.


'The Fall Of Wisconsin' Puts The State's 2016 Presidential Choice In Context

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

In 2016, Wisconsin picked a Republican for president for the first time since 1984. In his new book, Dan Kaufman, who grew up in the state, tries to show the vote for Trump was part of a larger story.


Kavanaugh Pick Shows Trump Bowing Again To The GOP Legal Establishment

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Kennedy has given the president the ultimate political gift — the chance to reprise his Greatest Hit (Neil Gorsuch) and shape the political debate in the months before the November midterm elections.


The Stories We're Missing When We Focus On Trump's Supreme Court Pick

Monday, July 09, 2018

It matters, because important stories are getting less attention, coverage and prominence than they should — a state of affairs likely to worsen in the weeks and months ahead.


Week In Politics: EPA, Supreme Court, Trade

Saturday, July 07, 2018

We recap the week in politics, including President Trump's Supreme Court nomination, Scott Pruitt's resignation and the economy.


Trump Says He's Not Asking Justice Candidates About Abortion. Why Bother?

Wednesday, July 04, 2018

The president says he won't ask about specific legal cases, including Roe v. Wade. But he doesn't have to, because everyone on his short list is a pre-vetted conservative.


Which Trump Should Be Believed On Overturning Roe v. Wade?

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The apparently mixed signals of the moment do not really suggest any further evolution in the president's abortion thinking. They suggest a strategy for confirming whomever the president picks.


The Week In Washington

Saturday, June 30, 2018

It was another big news week in Washington, with several key Supreme Court decisions and Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.


What Happened With Merrick Garland In 2016 And Why It Matters Now

Friday, June 29, 2018

Back then, Mitch McConnell boasted: "One of my proudest moments was when I looked Barack Obama in the eye and I said, 'Mr. President, you will not fill the Supreme Court vacancy.' "


Democrats And Republicans Preparing For Debate Over Supreme Court Seat

Thursday, June 28, 2018

With Supreme Justice Anthony Kennedy retiring in July, the prospect of President Trump appointing a second justice has Democrats and Republicans thinking of next steps.


The Election Of 2016 Is Nowhere Near Over, And Still Pulling Americans Apart

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Far from subsiding, the political animosities stirred by the tumultuous presidential cycle of 2015-16 grow more disruptive, remaking both our major parties and altering our public life as a nation.


Week In Politics

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The overwhelming news of the week begins at the Southern border of the United States: 2,300 children separated from their parents as they crossed to seek asylum.


Looking Back On History-Making Summits Between U.S. Presidents And Foreign Leaders

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

President Trump's meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is not the first history-making presidential summit with a foreign leader. There have been several, beginning with President John F. Kennedy's meeting with Soviet statesman Nikita Khrushchev in 1961.


The Modern Superpower Summit: A Performance On The High Wire

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The phrase "historic summit," language inherited from the late 20th century, has been used many times in recent decades, including related to President Trump's meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un.


Trump And The G-7 Update

Saturday, June 09, 2018

A contentious G-7 and developments in the Mueller investigation have rounded out the political news of the week.


What Does It Take To Have A Constitutional Crisis?

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Like many an owners' manual, the Constitution doesn't always cover all the bases. A constitutional crisis arises at a moment when the Constitution is not enough to resolve a question or a conflict.


Richard Goodwin, Who Wrote Johnson's 'Great Society' Speech Dies At 86

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Richard Goodwin served as a speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and was the man responsible for the Johnson's "Great Society" speech. Goodwin died Sunday at 86.


Notable Presidential Pardons In American History

Sunday, May 20, 2018

President Trump began using his pardon power the first summer he was in office, and he has hinted at using them in a variety of sensitive cases that are now pending.


The Week In Politics

Saturday, May 19, 2018

As usual, it's been a busy week for political news: another school shooting, reflections on the Mueller investigation, Title X funding and the state of the GOP.


If A Rule Is Unwritten, Is It Really A Rule?

Monday, May 07, 2018

Congress has many rules and precedents that are documented on paper. But what about those traditions and folkways that persist unwritten?