Allen Abel

Allen Abel has been writing for a living since the age of Linotype machines and molten lead. Now he has a 11-year-old daughter with her own iPhone.

The horsefly around Donald Trump’s head

Allen Abel: Trump was cruising to a speedy, comfortable end to his Senate trial, until an angry ex-hire with a grudge busted it all to hell
Senate Republicans hold a news conference

The beginning of the end of America’s foregone conclusion

The impeachment trial of Donald Trump is on course to hit a wall of GOP partisanship—as predicted. But the flickering candle of U.S. democracy is not yet out.
US President Donald J. Trump signs a trade agreement with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He at the White House

Trump’s best day comes on the eve of his impeachment trial

’How about my life?’ the U.S. president asks a fellow billionaire after signing a trade deal with China. Answer: ’Unbelievable.’
Democratic Candidates Attend Teamsters Presidential Forum In Iowa

The sweet, hollow song of the failed Democratic hopeful

It’s the time of an election year when you hear ’it’s just not my time’ and ’love will prevail’ and other doleful refrains
President Trump Addresses The Nation After Iranian Attacks In Iraq Target Bases Where U.S. Troops Stationed

For Trump, nothing but good news on Iran—and no mention of the plane crash

Having brought his country to the brink of war, the U.S. president returns to his own re-election campaign and impeachment
House Votes On United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement Trade Deal

Just like that, the ’Do Nothing Dems’ pass the USMCA

Thursday’s bipartisan gush of adulation for Trump was enough to make you wonder: didn’t they impeach this guy last night?
Supporters of impeachment gather outside US Capitol in Washington, DC

A Trump-empowering act of impeachment

Allen Abel: The Democrats believe they have the moral high ground. But are they setting up Trump for re-election?

NAFTA, Impeachment: A Donald Trump doubleheader

Allen Abel in Washington: It really was the best of times and the worst of times for the U.S. president on Tuesday

America is deeply divided—and some say another civil war is a possibility

Donald Trump’s final innings would be less daunting if the rule of law hadn’t been called out at third base—to the delight of the president’s cheering fans
House Judiciary Committee Holds First Impeachment Inquiry Hearing

’Yes, you have bribery here:’ Expert Day at Trump’s impeachment

What began as constitutional fireworks soon degenerated into familiar partisan Jabberwocky