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Donald Trump and the Imperial Presidency

Monday  18:06,   10 december 2018

A single person has come to exercise almost total spiritual, moral, and psychological control over civil society. His tenure as commander in chief reveals that this model of governance is basically unsound and incoherent. I strongly believe that, in >>>

Michael Cohen’s Sentencing Memorandum Is A Roadmap For Indicting Trump

Monday  18:06,   10 december 2018

A sentencing memorandum against President Trump’s former lawyer candidly lays out the federal case against Trump for campaign finance crimes. The prosecutors say that payments Cohen caused to be made to two women who say they had extramarital... >>>

Mueller Can Take Better Care of Cooperating Witnesses Than Trump Can

Monday  17:41,   10 december 2018

It’s better to work with the special counsel than to stay loyal to... >>>

Michael Cohen lied about dealing with Russia, but Trump didn't

Saturday  01:40,   08 december 2018

Opponents of President Trump who read the late Friday court filing by the special counsel's office on Michael Cohen must have once again felt the familiar deep pangs of disappointment that come with every turn in the Russia investigation. There is,... >>>

Pearl Harbor brought out the best in George Bush and others

Saturday  01:30,   08 december 2018

Historian H.W. Brands says Pearl Harbor brought out the best in George Bush and set the pattern for his career. As America observes the Pearl Harbor anniversary, Brands reflects that perhaps Bush's passing "can make us pause and ask ourselves if... >>>

A Naive Letter From Fledging House Democrats

Friday  18:30,   07 december 2018

OPINION — An enduring Washington truth: When a politician uses multiple clauses in a sentence, the opening words are camouflage soon to be contradicted by what comes later. Here are a few typical examples of this rhetorical shell game: When a... >>>

Can Republicans fix their woman problem? Only if they change practically everything.

Friday  18:30,   07 december 2018

If Republicans stick to their current script, policies and president, it’s hard to see how they win back women — even after Donald Trump is... >>>

Say No to Defense Cuts

Friday  18:15,   07 december 2018

Without sufficient hard power, the use of sanctions and other tools could result in increased threats to the... >>>

Robert Mueller’s Bigger Collusion Picture Is Starting to Emerge

Friday  17:55,   07 december 2018

Mueller has plenty to reveal and a lot of it will get to the heart of the question of whether any Trump officials colluded with the Russian... >>>

GM vs. Tariff Man

Thursday  18:32,   06 december 2018

"Tariff Man" is on a roll. Last week, President Trump demanded that General Motors back off from its recently announced plans to idle several U.S. plants and layoff thousands of workers. Given the market pressures confronting the auto industry, this >>>

Bill de Blasio shows why socialistic impulses are not made for America

Thursday  18:15,   06 december 2018

The mayor of New York City complaining about capitalism is the reason his political ideology... >>>

France’s Combustible Climate Politics

Thursday  18:10,   06 december 2018

Climate policy should be about solving problems, not salving... >>>

Millennials Didn’t Kill the Economy. The Economy Killed Millennials.

Thursday  18:00,   06 december 2018

When a staid American institution is declared dead, the news media like to haul the same usual suspect before the court of public opinion: the Millennial generation. The 80 million–plus people born in the United States between the early 1980s and... >>>

How Republicans cheat

Wednesday  18:41,   05 december 2018

Republicans got absolutely hammered in the 2018 midterms. Democrats picked up 40 seats in the House, extirpated the GOP from former Republican strongholds like Orange County in California, flipped seven governorships, and took control of seven state >>>

Climate Change Alarmism Is The World’s Leading Cause Of Hot Gas

Wednesday  18:41,   05 december 2018

The problem for climate change alarmists is that warming is already here, yet somehow humanity slogs onward, living longer, safer, richer lives. People internalize this reality, no matter what they tell pollsters. At a big 2005 conference of... >>>