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What to Call a Call to Arms? Jan. 20, 2021

The Word Guy

Several readers have asked me to clarify the meanings of "treason," "sedition" and other terms relat... Read More

Ripping Down Trump's 'Treason' Conspiracy Aug. 06, 2020

Joe Conason

History matters, especially when an unscrupulous president constantly seeks to revise and distort fu... Read More

A Noggin of Despair Oct. 14, 2019

Marc Dion

An Irish immigrant friend of mine once told me that, in the Ireland of his youth, the word "noggin" ... Read More

Everyone Dares Call It Treason: Both the President and His Critics Casually Deploy the Once Incendiary Charge to Discredit Their Opponents Oct. 02, 2019

Jacob Sullum

Former Massachusetts Gov. William Weld, who is notionally challenging Donald Trump for the Republica... Read More

Mueller Statement Boosts Impeachment Push, Belies Trump's 'No Obstruction' Claim May. 31, 2019

Daily Editorials

Special counsel Robert Mueller made two things absolutely clear in his statement Wednesday: Presiden... Read More

Mueller Turns Justice System on Its Head May. 31, 2019

Adriana Cohen

Special Counsel Robert Mueller should be censured, if not disbarred, for violating Department of Jus... Read More

Incompetence, Not Collusion Mar. 29, 2019

Linda Chavez

Sitting in the greenroom with me as we were about to go on air on one of the cable news shows a coup... Read More

R.I.P. Collusiongate Mar. 29, 2019

Michael Barone

Collusiongate is now history. The late-Friday afternoon announcement that special counsel Robert Mue... Read More

Treasonous? Who? Mar. 28, 2019

Susan Estrich

BY SUSAN ESTRICH RELEASE: THURSDAY, MARCH 28, 2019 Treasonous? Who? The Mueller report understanda... Read More

The Democrats' Blueprint for Impeachment Jan. 17, 2019

R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.

WASHINGTON — Do you recall back in July of 2016 when candidate Donald J. Trump brought down th... Read More

In Spies Battle, Trump Holds the High Ground Aug. 21, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

In backing John Brennan's right to keep his top-secret security clearance, despite his having charge... Read More

Is It Treason Yet? Aug. 02, 2018

Joe Conason

Would anyone still be shocked to learn that most Republicans are untroubled by the Kremlin's efforts... Read More

Get a Grip, Democrats Jul. 20, 2018

David Harsanyi

This week, The Washington Post published an op-ed headlined "It's not wrong to compare Trump's Ameri... Read More

Trump Stands His Ground on Putin Jul. 20, 2018

Patrick Buchanan

"Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors." Under the Constitution, these are the off... Read More

US-Russian Relations as a Domestic Political Weapon Jul. 18, 2018

Terence Jeffrey

Former CIA Director John Brennan never accused his old boss Barack Obama of "treasonous" behavior. B... Read More

They Swore an Oath to Defend This Country Jul. 18, 2018

Joe Conason

Donald Trump's performance in Helsinki was certainly historic. On no other occasion since the foundi... Read More

Treason: A Common Liberal Accusation Feb. 07, 2018

Tim Graham

At a speech in Cincinnati, President Trump heard someone in the audience yell "treasonous" as he men... Read More

A Special Prosecutor for Criminal Leaks May. 23, 2017

Patrick Buchanan

Who is the real threat to the national security? Is it President Trump who shared with Foreign Minis... Read More

Hillary Clinton Would Rather Blame Free Speech Than Islam for Terrorism Sep. 23, 2016

David Harsanyi

It's one thing to watch liberals euphemize "Islamic terrorism" into a vacuous, politically correct w... Read More