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Baynard Woods

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jul 11, 2017

In the early years of the Obama era, then-Senator Jim DeMint embodied a series of contradictions in the American character. The hard-jawed and bitter-faced sandlapper was simultaneously a theocrat, a...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 30, 2017

A swanky stretch of C Street near the Capitol in Washington D.C. is blocked by a raucous crowd dancing in front of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s house on an...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 23, 2017

1. The White House briefing room feels like a mansion’s pool house, but with the carpet of a church basement. On the eve of the summer solstice, after a week...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 20, 2017

Dozens of defendants, each sitting with their own lawyer, fill a Washington, D.C. courtroom, looking like college students wearing their nicest clothes for a job interview. It is far more...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 10, 2017

Former FBI Director James Comey's empty seat before the hearing. -- photo by Baynard Woods Hundreds of people lined up in the marble hallways of a Senate office building, hoping...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Jun 6, 2017

Standing on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, poet and provocateur Ed Sanders shouts “Out demons, out!,” his arms raised in clenched fists above his head, a computer bag hanging...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 19, 2017

What we can learn from Turkey’s populist regime A Kurdish American man beaten by Turkish security forces. -- photo courtesy of Baltimore Bloc I fucked up on Twitter last week...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 17, 2017

Shortly after Donald Trump tweeted “It was a great honor to welcome the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, to the @WhiteHouse today!” members of Erdoğan’s security staff, many of...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 16, 2017

I. FBI Director James Comey was speaking to federal agents when news of his firing flashed across the television behind him. The regime blamed new Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 10, 2017

The regime cites former-FBI Director James Comey's public statements about the Clinton email investigation in July and its surrogates claim, insanely, that they were concerned over his treatment of Clinton...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 5, 2017

A crowd gathers at Trump's Harrisburg rally April 29, 2017. -- photo courtesy of Baynard Woods It’s hard to know what to make of these post-election Trump rallies. The latest...

Posted by Baynard Woods | May 2, 2017

Twenty years ago I was arrested for occupying the office of Sen. Pete Domenici in Albuquerque, New Mexico. The senator and one-time segregationist Dixiecrat presidential candidate Strom Thurmond had threatened...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Apr 18, 2017

Roger Stone has two bongs shaped like his hero, Richard Nixon. “One’s in the shape of his head, the other is kind of more artsy,” he said. “They’re both very...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Apr 4, 2017

Illustration by Blair Gauntt As debate on Trumpcare raged on in the House, Wisconsin Rep. Mark Pocan spoke outside the Capitol at a small Progressive Caucus press conference, comparing the...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 30, 2017

Clinton Watts addresses the Senate Intelligence Committee. -- photo via Baynard Woods The Senate Intelligence Committee questioned three experts on Russian active measures, or propaganda, campaigns Thursday morning. One of...

Posted by Baynard Woods | Mar 24, 2017

Friday afternoon, after a dramatic capitulation, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan walked out before the press and conceded defeat on what had been his party’s primary concern for the...