Mort Kondracke

Morton Kondracke is a retired Washington, DC, journalist (Chicago Sun-Times, The New Republic, McLaughlin Group, FoxNews Special Report, Roll Call, Newsweek, Wall Street Journal) now living on Bainbridge Island. He continues to write regularly for (besides PostAlley), mainly to advance the cause of political reform.

Bainbridge Island Has Become a Restaurant Haven

For a community of just 25,000 people, we’re extraordinarily blessed with excellent dining places in various price ranges.

Eeyore Takes a Break

Beforehand, I was convinced there would be a Republican blowout that brought into power scores of 2020 election deniers able to deliver victories  to Republicans regardless of actual results for years to come.

Democracy’s Peril: The Top Issue (and yet…)

Latest poll: Together, pocketbook issues exceed concerns about democracy.

Yawn –Another Attempt at a Third Party. And Yet…

An exhaustive 2019 study by the political reform group, Unite America, concluded that, though 63 percent of Americans SAY they favor a third party, they don’t vote that way.

The Two Party System has Failed. Time for Something Else

One of the objections to a third party is that it spoils elections. But a New Jersey Congressional candidate has a solution for that: a fusion party that can co-endorse a candidate.

Does Biden Know He Shouldn’t Run in ’24?

I expect that Joe Biden will use the shellacking in the 2022 elections as the incentive to announce his non-candidacy in 2024. He's wise to wait.

We’re Wary of Hitler Comparisons. But Putin’s Parallels to the 1930s…

We can only hope that Putin’s savage, unprovoked action does not lead to World War III which by miscalculation it could, with apocalyptic results.

Wanted: A Better Strategy to Defend Democracy

Democrats are never very good at organizing to win at the state and local level.

Inside the Funeral of Colin Powell

It was a bipartisan affair of a kind one doesn’t see in America much any more, but it was not “political.” The former presidents didn’t speak.

With Democracy on the Line, Democrats are Failing

Democrats should have learned a lesson from the 2020 Congressional races, in which they lost 13 House seats, largely because voters listened to GOP charges that Democrats were “radical socialists,” favored open borders and wanted to defund the police.