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Angry Obama still doesn't get it as he hits the campaign trail

Monday  15:57,   10 september 2018

President Obama is mighty confused. In a fiery campaign speech at the University of Illinois, the former president suggested that Donald Trump was elected in 2016 by the “powerful and the privileged.” He also railed at voters for failing to show up, [...]

Theater of the absurd has taken over Senate

Friday  20:51,   07 september 2018

Supreme Court confirmation hearings have mostly been theater for a long time. The dismaying thing about the latest episode-- the Brett Kavanaugh show-- is that it became the theater of the absurd. In the classic absurdist dramas of the 1950 s and...[...]

America’s rule of law is not a power tool

Friday  20:45,   07 september 2018

Apparently President Trump believes the party in power can, and should, use its power to hide material facts from voters in order to stay in power. Perhaps this is not a surprise. After a federal jury found former Trump campaign chairman Paul...[...]

New York Times op-ed betrays Trump, voters. Staffers don't get to steer US

Friday  20:40,   07 september 2018

The anonymous New York Times op-ed betrayed Donald Trump and his White House. Voters get to decide America's direction. Staffers get to advise or resign.Ari Fleischer was White House press secretary in the George W. Bush...[...]

A year for the most progressive and populist Democrats to shine

Friday  20:40,   07 september 2018

Ayanna Pressley and a diverse wave of candidates across the country are sending the establishment a message for 2020, says Karine Jean-Pierre. Their lesson is simple: Progressivism isn't just about the policies we support, it's about the...[...]

David Axelrod: Here's my question for the NYT op-ed writer

Friday  20:36,   07 september 2018

If your resolve is to stay inside and quietly work to help rein in Trump's excesses, asks David Axelrod, wouldn't it have been more effective to suffer in silence a while longer rather than poking an already raging bear? The essay...[...]

No, This Is Not How You Run a Resistance

Friday  20:20,   07 september 2018

Democracy, schemocracy. Unelected, anonymous bureaucrats decide that elections don’t matter.My biggest fear for the Donald Trump era was that his opponents and critics would imitate the worst aspects of his character. So incensed that a man they...[...]

How dare a senior Trump official arrogantly subvert an elected President

Thursday  18:20,   06 september 2018

The statements made by a "senior offilcial" in an anonymous op-ed in the New York Times are alarming in large part because they appear to show that an unelected government appointee---as part of a "resistance"--is substituting his or her judgment...[...]

Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas – A tale of two incredibly different confirmation fights

Thursday  18:16,   06 september 2018

The spectacle in the Senate would have made no sense seen from the world we lived in just a few decades ago. On the first day of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, 70 people were...[...]

Insider ‘Resistance’ to the President Is Not a Crisis

Thursday  06:20,   06 september 2018

The contempt for Trump revealed by an anonymous official is shocking, but it’s not unusual for advisers to stonewall on policy.(Bloomberg Opinion) -- On the surface, it sounds a bit like a coup d’état. An anonymous senior official in Donald Trump’s...[...]

5 Takeaways From The Circus Democrats Made Of Brett Kavanaugh’s SCOTUS Hearing

Wednesday  18:16,   05 september 2018

As has been typical for the last several decades, this Supreme Court hearing was even more rancorous than the last. Here’s what we learned from the first day’s events. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {...[...]

Being inspired by U.S. achievements should not be partisan affair

Wednesday  18:11,   05 september 2018

I know the news cycle has moved on to fresher outrages, but I'd live to revisit last week's culture war freak out, because I think the wrong people freaked out. A quick recap: The film "First Man" debuted at the Venice Film Festival. The...[...]

How Trump is failing the workers who love him

Wednesday  18:06,   05 september 2018

Democrats have long been able to rely on the support of labor unions and their members. President Trump won in 2016 by eating away at that advantage in key states. Hillary Clinton still took home more union votes overall, but Trump narrowed the gap...[...]

The Proud Corruption of Donald Trump

Wednesday  05:46,   05 september 2018

There are few more volatile combinations than Donald Trump, a long weekend, and Twitter, and on Monday, the president bubbled over as reliably and messily as a baking-soda-and-vinegar volcano. Two long running, Obama era, investigations of two very...[...]

Just When You Least Expect It — A Congress That (Sort of) Works

Tuesday  20:05,   04 september 2018

OPINION — If you had to use one word to describe the last year in Washington, “stormy” might come to mind, for a whole host reasons. Or “trial.” Or “collusion.” You could also throw in “Twitter,” “tax cuts,” “fake news” and “resist” as the...[...]