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Putin has accomplished the near-impossible - he's turned Democrats into Russia hawks

Wednesday  16:52,   25 july 2018

With his interference in the 2016 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin achieved something that none of his murderous Soviet predecessors were able to accomplish: He has turned Democrats into Russia hawks. A few months after the collapse of the [...]
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San Francisco makes it clear what immigration debate is all about

Tuesday  17:57,   24 july 2018

San Francisco is permitting “undocumented immigrants” to register to vote this November in local school board elections. Who doubts this is the first step by the left and Democrats toward full voting rights in state and eventually in federal[...]

Why Roe V. Wade Shouldn’t Disqualify Judge Kavanaugh

Tuesday  03:40,   24 july 2018

It's not at all clear that Roe shouldn't be overruledI was recently asked to sign a three-page letter from a group of law professors to Senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski “strongly urging” the senators to vote against Judge Brett[...]

Donald Trump Has Endangered Species in His Sights

Monday  18:18,   23 july 2018

Ryan Zinke’s Interior Department proposes to significantly weaken the landmark law that saved the bald eagle, the gray wolf and other species from extinction.The 1973 Endangered Species Act is at once the noblest and most contentious of the landmark [...]

Ending Birthright Citizenship Will Make Republicans Look Like The Party Of Dred Scott

Monday  16:56,   23 july 2018

Are Republicans ready to become the party of Dred Scott? I ask, because that's what Michael Anton wants President Trump to make it look like.Are Republicans ready to become the party of Dred Scott? I ask because that's what Michael Anton—a[...]

Abortion and the Brett Kavanaugh Hearings: A Plan for Senate Republicans

Monday  16:52,   23 july 2018

At Brett Kavanaugh’s Senate hearings, Republicans should refer to pending legislation against late-term abortion.George Sutherland, the former Senator from Utah, was just returning from Europe, where he was negotiating on claims of arbitration for[...]

Obama's words on identity politics better late than never

Friday  21:02,   20 july 2018

"Democracy demands that we're able to also get inside the reality of people who are different than us, so we can understand their point of view. Maybe we can change their minds, maybe they'll change ours. " That was Barack Obama[...]

Denzel, Separate and Unequal: An Investigation

Friday  18:27,   20 july 2018

A movie star’s elegy to African-American activism highlights the mysterious disappearance of the black public intellectual.Denzel Washington’s The Equalizer 2, a pointlessly violent sequel to his pointlessly brutal 2014 box-office success, confirms[...]

Here’s Why The Right Shouldn’t Excuse Trump’s Performance At Helsinki

Friday  17:56,   20 july 2018

Republicans aren’t abandoning their party or surrendering to the Democrats. But neither should they feel compelled to defend the indefensible on Russia.Never have President Donald Trump’s loyalists been put to a sterner test than they were in the[...]

Have They No Sense of Decency?

Wednesday  17:58,   18 july 2018

When Louie Gohmert, the Republican from Texas, jabbed a forefinger at FBI Agent Peter Strzok during last week’s House Judiciary Committee hearings and asked, “How many times did you look so innocent into your wife’s eyes and lie to her?,” one of the [...]

Trump isn't the first president to embarrass America by cozying up to Putin

Wednesday  17:57,   18 july 2018

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing again and again and expecting to get a different result, which is one of the many reasons President Trump's news conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed so insane. Trump is[...]

Trump's deference to Putin is less about collusion than character

Wednesday  17:57,   18 july 2018

Last week, I wrote that the best way to think about a Trump Doctrine is as nothing more than Trumpism on the international stage. By Trumpism, I do not mean a coherent ideological program, but a psychological phenomenon, or simply the manifestation[...]

Trump Is Fighting the Entire Republican Party to Defend Putin

Wednesday  17:57,   18 july 2018

If loving Russia is wrong, Donald Trump doesn’t want to be right.Vladimir Putin has cultivated a mix of overt and covert influence with a wide array of right-wing politicians throughout the West. In some respects, his alliance with Donald Trump fits [...]

Maybe Brett Kavanaugh Can Save Conservative Supreme Court Justices From Their Judicial Activism

Wednesday  17:57,   18 july 2018

On internet taxes, the liberal Supreme Court justices are the ones who oppose lawmaking from the benchJudge Brett Kavanaugh’s consideration for the bench could pull Supreme Court’s conservatives back from their recent lurch into judicial[...]

Trump and Russia: One Mystery, Three Theories

Wednesday  17:36,   18 july 2018

An agnostic's guide to our president’s strange conduct.My official pundit’s opinion on Donald Trump, Russian election interference, collusion, kompromat and impeachment is that I’m waiting for the Mueller investigation to finish before I have a[...]