Susan Estrich

Generational Politics
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Generational Politics

BY SUSAN ESTRICH The conversations are taking place when our kids come back to California, especially if they’re coming from New York. What is it that you see in AOC? And as they tell us, the generational divide always opens to the size of the Grand Canyon. They like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez because she speaks…

The Fixer
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The Fixer

BY SUSAN ESTRICH I have to admit I was a little insulted when Michael Cohen explained that his job as Donald Trump’s lawyer was to be his “fixer.” For more than a decade, I was widely known around my old law firm as the firm fixer. “Plumber” was another of my nicknames. Technically, I created…

And The Winner Is …
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And The Winner Is …

BY SUSAN ESTRICH It used to be that people complained that the process for selecting the nominee was starting earlier and earlier – straw polls over a year before the inauguration! So, at least on the Democratic side [and since much of this is state law, the two systems have more in common than they…

Trump’s Time’s Up Moment
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Trump’s Time’s Up Moment

BY SUSAN ESTRICH The man who claimed he could murder former FBI Director James Comey in midtown Manhattan and his base wouldn’t care might still be right. If you’re still with him right now, you’d probably be with him through anything. The problem for the president is that the base in shrinking. In the meantime,…

Hello, Dolly
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Hello, Dolly

BY SUSAN ESTRICH She was my daughter’s godmother. She was my friend. We knew her from politics, not Hollywood: She was close to “Lady Bird” Johnson and her legendary press secretary, Liz Carpenter. We had no family in California. And she fell in love with my beautiful baby. We used to go to dinner once…

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