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American Carnage

Thursday  21:25,   15 february 2018
The Atlantic

In his inaugural address, Donald Trump declared, “This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.” He knew it would not. We know it did not. “I’ll be able to make sure that when you walk down the street in your inner city, or wherever[...]

How will the Trump administration grapple with America's gun violence?

Thursday  18:04,   15 february 2018
The Week

We can discuss the murder of 16 students and a coach at a high school in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday without talking about guns if it will make you feel safer. But it wouldn't be a very realistic conversation. Since the 2012 Sandy Hook[...]

Opinions | A groundswell for sanity

Thursday  18:04,   15 february 2018

Fatigue over constant smarmy news transcends political identity.The split in American politics we may be missing is not left vs. right or pro-Trump vs. anti-Trump but normality vs. the Trump-inspired Washington[...]

Opinions | Christopher Steele is a hero – and Americans owe him their thanks

Thursday  17:45,   15 february 2018

What the Republicans don't want you to see.Load[...]

What the White House Knew About Rob Porter

Wednesday  20:46,   14 february 2018
The New York Times

Maybe he was a great staff secretary. You can’t separate that from the allegations against him.The White House knew about problems with the staff secretary Rob Porter’s security clearance nearly a year before he was forced to resign, F.B.I. director [...]

Marc Thiessen: Grassley-Graham memo deserves attention from everyone -- and answers from DOJ

Wednesday  20:46,   14 february 2018
FOX News

After House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, R-Calif., sent his memo laying out potential abuses of the FISA process by the FBI to the White House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., demanded that he be removed as chairman. Nunes was[...]

Drowning in debt

Tuesday  20:40,   13 february 2018

<p>In "Hamlet," Shakespeare pens one of the most familiar lines – and best advice – ever written. Before Laertes leaves for Paris, his father, Polonius, tells him: "Neither a borrower nor a lender be"</p>In "Hamlet,"[...]

Trump Doesn’t Give a Dam

Tuesday  04:50,   13 february 2018
The New York Times

His infrastructure “plan” is an obvious scam. But why didn’t he offer something legit?Donald Trump doesn’t give a dam. Or a bridge. Or a road. Or a sewer system. Or any of the other things we talk about when we talk about[...]

Trump needs to face facts on Kelly: Generals don't have supernatural powers

Tuesday  03:15,   13 february 2018

History shows that few senior military officers have succeeded as high-level aides to presidents. Sometimes they've been downright disastrous.The news that retired Marine Corps General John Kelly had knowledge of the spousal abuse charges[...]

Trump is Right About Due Process and the #MeToo Movement

Tuesday  00:50,   13 february 2018
Law & Crime

President Donald Trump is only the latest of many – feminists, other women, and men – arguing that some kind of due process should apply before a person is fired, or suffers other kinds of losses, based upon allegations of misconduct. In some[...]

James Kallstrom: FBI leaders showed a shocking failure of judgment in the Clinton and Trump investigations

Monday  15:56,   12 february 2018
FOX News

One of the most distressing recent developments in American government is the trend toward virtually everyone and everything being politicized. The Federal Bureau of Investigation was a notable exception to this. During the 27 years I served there,[...]

Federal abuses on Obama's watch represent a growing blight on his legacy

Monday  15:55,   12 february 2018
The Hill

From Hillary Clinton's server to improper surveillance conducted by the intelligence community, Obama's missteps threaten to derail his legacy.In all of the discussions about the political weaponization of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and [...]

Opinions | Pence: The United States is ready to talk with North Korea

Monday  15:07,   12 february 2018

The endorsement is hugely significant.Despite the mutual chilliness between U.S. and North Korean officials in South Korea last week, behind the scenes real progress was made toward a new diplomatic opening that could result in direct talks without[...]

G.O.P. Visions of Tectonic Realignment

Monday  06:11,   12 february 2018
The New York Times

Trump is a means to a conservative end.Yes, President Trump is vile. That’s a[...]

Fraudulence of the Fiscal Hawks

Monday  05:45,   12 february 2018
The New York Times

Republicans haven’t changed their views on deficits — they never cared about them; they just wanted to hurt Obama.In 2011, House Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, issued a report full of dire warnings about the dangers of budget deficits. “The United[...]