30 June 2017
29 June 2017
How to Deal With North Korea
There are no good options. But some are worse than others.
Watergate Fueled Conspiracy Theories, Too
Both today and back in the 1970s, defenders of the president wove wacky tales to explain away wrongdoing. And the myths just kept going.
28 June 2017
27 June 2017
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21 June 2017
This profile of Trump's budget director has an unintentionally revealing anecdote
Mulvaney was a US representative for South Carolina for nearly six years before being appointed to the Trump administration and calls himself a “policy wonk and government junkie.” Just not a jobs data junkie, perhaps.
We’re Not Even In Kansas Anymore
But what we’re getting instead is a raw exercise of political power: the GOP is trying to take away health care from millions and hand the savings to the wealthy simply because it can, without even a fig leaf of intellectual justification.
20 June 2017
A tweet from Trump’s legal team shows he doesn’t understand what being president is about
Trump, in short, ran the public company as if it were for his private benefit. And his legal team seems to think it’s okay for him to run the American government in the same way.
Watching the Detectives
As the Waldorf Astoria transforms into posh condos, there’s one luxury amenity it’s unlikely to get back: its intrepid in-house sleuths.
19 June 2017
What Trump Doesn’t Know Will Hurt Us
The GOP excuse about Trump’s ignorance will lead America to disaster.
16 June 2017
15 June 2017
Trump Can Commit All the High Crimes He Wants. Republicans Aren’t Going to Impeach Him.
The conservative movement takeover of the Republican Party began in the 1960s and took decades to complete. Conservatives still have not lost their sense of being an insurgent movement that might at any moment be betrayed by the party Establishment. Conservatives think of their role as quasi-independent, but they also imagine it as focusing exclusively on enforcing fealty to their doctrine by politicians who might otherwise be inclined to wander. The scenario they are built to fight against is the Republican president who colludes with Democrats, not one who colludes with foreign dictators. If the president is fighting against the opposition party, they assume he is acting correctly. Conservative organs like National Review originally viewed Richard Nixon with hostility, and — perverse as it may sound — came to his defense because of Watergate.
14 June 2017
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07 June 2017
Paying Inmates Minimum Wages Helps the Working Class
Prisoners are farmed out for pennies an hour to private industry, undercutting compensation for everyone else. That should end.
06 June 2017
05 June 2017
02 June 2017
01 June 2017
Nothing is true and everything is possible.
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