‘Racism and sexism’: Women of color slam white male tilt of Dem primary – POLITICO

'Racism and sexism': Women of color slam white male tilt of Dem primary – POLITICO. The women of color who packed into a university auditorium here Wednesday for a first-of-its-kind presidential forum delighted in the rhetoric of candidates who vowed to make Donald Trump a one-term president. But their frustration was just as palpable — over the heavy media attention […]

Joe Biden joins a 2020 field full of candidates who don’t think he can win.

Joe Biden joins a 2020 field full of candidates who don’t think he can win.. by Jim Newell · April 24, 2019 Clockwise from left: Pete Buttigieg, Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Beto O’Rourke, Kamala Harris, and Elizabeth Warren. Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Sergio Flores/Getty Images, Mandel Ngan/AFP/Getty Images, Drew Angerer/Getty Images, and Kamil Krzaczynski/AFP/Getty Images. Joe Biden is […]

Mueller report polling: Fox News’s role in shaping pro-Trump opinion – Vox

Mueller report polling: Fox News’s role in shaping pro-Trump opinion – Vox. If you got your initial information about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report from Fox News — a network where the report has been framed as a complete exoneration of the president — you were much more likely than not to hold the false belief that Trump was totally […]

What Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Would Actually Look Like – Mother Jones

What Andrew Yang’s Universal Basic Income Would Actually Look Like – Mother Jones. April 15, the day tax returns are due to the IRS, is always an easy moment for politicians to grandstand about their plans to change how the government collects money. And on this year’s Tax Day last Monday, long-shot presidential candidate Andrew Yang hosted a rally on […]

The Mueller War rages on

The Mueller War rages on. Americans waited almost two years for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to finish his investigation into the 2016 presidential election. They could be forgiven for celebrating after the report’s release, and especially in its finding that no evidence existed showing Americans facilitated Russian efforts to interfere with and “sow discord” during the election. While Mueller’s assessment […]

Not Fast Enough – Talking Points Memo

Not Fast Enough – Talking Points Memo. by Josh Marshall I’ve said a number of times that I think impeachment under the present circumstances is a mistake. There are two reasons. The lesser of them is the near impossibility of removing President Trump from office. The greater one is that moving quickly toward impeachment rather that holding it as a […]

Joe Biden’s Toughest 2020 Opponent Is Joe Biden – POLITICO Magazine

Joe Biden’s Toughest 2020 Opponent Is Joe Biden – POLITICO Magazine. How he runs against his past—on crime, on integration, on Anita Hill—will determine whether he is a strong front-runner or a weak one. Jeff Greenfield is a five-time Emmy-winning network television analyst and author. As he prepares to enter the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, Joe Biden […]

Robert Caro’s Working: Why does the Lyndon Johnson biographer overlook LBJ’s misogyny?

Robert Caro’s Working: Why does the Lyndon Johnson biographer overlook LBJ’s misogyny?. About five years ago, I placed a call to Mary Margaret Wiley, who served as President Lyndon Johnson’s personal secretary from 1954 to 1962. I was writing a chapter on LBJ for my book First Dads: Parenting and Politics From George Washington to Barack Obama, and I figured […]

Mueller report polling: Fox News’s role in shaping pro-Trump opinion – Vox

Mueller report polling: Fox News’s role in shaping pro-Trump opinion – Vox. If you got your initial information about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report from Fox News — a network where the report has been framed as a complete exoneration of the president — you were much more likely than not to hold the false belief that Trump was totally […]

Only The Female Candidates Were Asked About Sexism At CNN’s Presidential Town Hall | HuffPost

Only The Female Candidates Were Asked About Sexism At CNN's Presidential Town Hall | HuffPost. Only the female presidential candidates were asked questions about sexism in CNN’s marathon town hall event Monday night, offering an inadvertently revealing case study in the subtle ways gender bias infects political campaigning. The network held back-to-back question-and-answer sessions with five of the 2020 Democratic […]

I’m an Environmental Journalist and I Hate Earth Day – Mother Jones

I’m an Environmental Journalist and I Hate Earth Day – Mother Jones. It’s become fashionable for environmental journalists, myself included, to roll their eyes at the mere mention of Earth Day, the annual public-relations pitch frenzy for products from electric cars to food to clothes that purportedly embody environmental consciousness. A serious environmentalist might add that Earth Day is overrated […]

Trampling separation of powers is just as bad when Democrats do it

Trampling separation of powers is just as bad when Democrats do it. “Upon being elected, I will give the United States Congress a hundred days to get their act together and have the courage to pass reasonable gun safety laws,” Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) said Monday evening on CNN. “And if they fail to do it,” the Democratic presidential candidate […]

Conservative Justices Seem Inclined To Keep Citizenship Question On Census – Talking Points Memo

Conservative Justices Seem Inclined To Keep Citizenship Question On Census – Talking Points Memo. by Tierney Sneed With so much at stake — the apportionment of political power nationwide, the adequate representation of immigrant communities, the scope of executive power —the Supreme Court arguments Tuesday over whether the Trump administration could add a citizenship question to the 2020 census wound […]

Pelosi beats back calls for Trump impeachment – POLITICO

Pelosi beats back calls for Trump impeachment – POLITICO. ‘Mueller didn’t do us any favors — he left us bread crumbs to follow,’ said Rep. Val Demings. Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Monday rejected calls to launch impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump despite new voices in her caucus calling for the House to take that step in the aftermath of […]

The Mueller report makes it clear: Trump is off the hook in SDNY as well.

The Mueller report makes it clear: Trump is off the hook in SDNY as well.. Since the announcement of special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to not indict President Donald Trump for obstruction of justice or any members of Trump’s family, critics of Trump who still feel some of his actions may have amounted to crimes seem to have put all […]

Vermont Poised To Officially Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples’ Day | HuffPost

Vermont Poised To Officially Replace Columbus Day With Indigenous Peoples' Day | HuffPost. If all goes to plan in Vermont, the second Monday in October will soon officially be Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day. Legislators in the state passed a bill to that effect last Wednesday, seeking to codify what’s been a tradition since 2016, thanks to a […]

Beto O’Rourke may have peaked too early

Beto O'Rourke may have peaked too early. Beto O’Rourke, a Democratic presidential candidate and former Texas congressman, has had a rough April. Two of O’Rourke’s top advisers, Becky Bond and her deputy Zack Malitz, both resigned from the campaign less than a month after O’Rourke announced his presidential bid, reports The Washington Examiner. The reasons Bond and Malitz, who were […]

Warren Unveils Sweeping Plan To Cancel Student Debt, Provide Free College – Talking Points Memo

Warren Unveils Sweeping Plan To Cancel Student Debt, Provide Free College – Talking Points Memo. by Cristina Cabrera Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Monday unveiled a comprehensive plan to cancel student loan debt and provide free public college. After making headlines by calling for impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump, Warren laid out in a Medium post […]

Reparations debate gets new life in Dem House – POLITICO

Reparations debate gets new life in Dem House – POLITICO. For the first time in years, lawmakers are seriously discussing the issue. Democrats have sidestepped the debate over reparations for African-Americans for decades. But now the issue is bubbling up in the House, and the new majority is wrestling with how to tackle it ahead of the 2020 campaign. Sparked […]

Mueller report: the biggest mystery remaining – Vox

Mueller report: the biggest mystery remaining – Vox. Were any Trump associates involved in the dissemination of emails stolen by Russian hackers? The answer, according to special counsel Robert Mueller’s report, is … redacted. The section of the report that discusses this topic is one of the most heavily redacted in the entire 448-page document — making this one of […]

Obstruction is the new collusion

Obstruction is the new collusion. The release of the report from Robert Mueller’s ultimately pointless special counsel investigation on Thursday afternoon has shown us one thing: Obstruction of justice is the new, even lamer sequel to collusion. It is the respectable way of declaring that Donald Trump’s presidency is illegitimate, which is what we have been looking for ways of […]

Impeach Trump: After Mueller report, maybe?

Impeach Trump: After Mueller report, maybe?. On Thursday, the Department of Justice released a redacted version of the Mueller report to Congress and the public. Since then, what had been a mostly muted question as of late has only gotten louder: Should the president be impeached? What follows is a debate on the I-word between Slate’s Mark Joseph Stern, Jim […]

Mueller report: Does it mean Donald Trump must be impeached? – Vox

Mueller report: Does it mean Donald Trump must be impeached? – Vox. It only took a few hours to get from the Mueller report’s release to demands that Democrats begin impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump. At the Atlantic, Yoni Appelbaum called Mueller’s report “an impeachment referral.” So did Mehdi Hasan at the Intercept. Jon Favreau, host of Pod Save […]

Supreme Court To Decide If Trump Can Add Citizenship Question To Census | HuffPost

Supreme Court To Decide If Trump Can Add Citizenship Question To Census | HuffPost. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross was annoyed. In May 2017, just a few months after he was confirmed to his Cabinet post, Ross was thinking about the census, the massive survey that goes to every household in the United States once each decade. Ross is charged with […]

Obstruction is the new collusion

Obstruction is the new collusion. The release of the report from Robert Mueller’s ultimately pointless special counsel investigation on Thursday afternoon has shown us one thing: Obstruction of justice is the new, even lamer sequel to collusion. It is the respectable way of declaring that Donald Trump’s presidency is illegitimate, which is what we have been looking for ways of […]

North Korea Criticizes Bolton’s ‘Dim-Sighted’ Remarks About Denuclearization – Talking Points Memo

North Korea Criticizes Bolton’s ‘Dim-Sighted’ Remarks About Denuclearization – Talking Points Memo. North Korea on Saturday issued a relatively mild criticism of White House national security adviser John Bolton for calling on North Korea to show more evidence of its disarmament commitment before a possible third leaders’ summit. North Korea’s criticism appears to be a continuation of its frustration at […]

Barr v. Mueller: Friends pitted against each other – POLITICO

Barr v. Mueller: Friends pitted against each other – POLITICO. Despite close ties, the attorney general and special counsel face increasing scrutiny of their disagreements on the Trump probe. Bill Barr and Robert Mueller have been close friends for 30 years, from the Justice Department to family weddings and the Bible study attended by both of their wives. Now they’re […]

Sanders in 1970s: Millionaire Senators are ‘Immoral’

Sanders in 1970s: Millionaire Senators are 'Immoral'. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) said it was “immoral” that members of the U.S. Senate were millionaires during a campaign in the 1970s. Sanders’s remarks were published in December 1971 in the Bennington Banner, a Vermont newspaper, CNN reports. Earlier this month, Sanders revealed he was a millionaire. Sanders’s presidential campaign acknowledged he […]

Supreme Court’s Census Case — The Trump Administration Should Prevail | National Review

Supreme Court's Census Case — The Trump Administration Should Prevail | National Review. As a legal matter, it isn’t even a very close call. There are times here in Year Three of the Trump presidency when I feel like I’m trapped in a nightmarish loop. From Trump’s travel ban to his national-emergency declaration, similar patterns play out over and over […]

Voters Rate Political Corruption as America’s Biggest Crisis

Voters Rate Political Corruption as America's Biggest Crisis. Fifty-three percent of voters believe political corruption is a crisis in the United States, while another 36% believe it is a significant problem but not a crisis. That’s consistent with other ScottRasmussen.com polling data showing that 87% of voters nationwide believe corruption is widespread in the federal government. Solid majorities believe there […]

9th Circuit mulls Trump WH policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico temporarily | Fox News

9th Circuit mulls Trump WH policy of returning asylum seekers to Mexico temporarily | Fox News. Another Trump administration immigration control effort went before the critical eye of the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Wednesday — and appears likely to suffer a similar fate as previous government programs that the court’s judges have struck down. Wednesday’s case before […]

Microsoft Q3 2019 earnings

Microsoft Q3 2019 earnings. Here are the key numbers: Earnings: $1.14 per share, excluding certain items, vs. $1.00 as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Revenue: $30.6 billion vs. $29.84 billion as expected by analysts, according to Refinitiv. Microsoft shares are trading near a record after rallying 34% over the past year. The stock climbed past $130.50 in extended trading, […]

The US Is Right to Label the IRGC a Foreign Terrorist Organization

The US Is Right to Label the IRGC a Foreign Terrorist Organization. by Aynaz Anni Cyrus and Kaveh Taheri · April 24, 2019 Not long after taking power, the Islamic revolutionaries established new military organizations of control under Ayatollah Khomeini’s Supreme Leadership. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was one of the first such groups founded, under the direct orders […]

Sanders slams Florida bill requiring felons to pay court fees before voting as ‘racist and unconstitutional’ | TheHill

Sanders slams Florida bill requiring felons to pay court fees before voting as 'racist and unconstitutional' | TheHill. by Tal Axelrod · April 24, 2019 Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) denounced the passage of a bill in the Florida House that would require felons to pay court fees before becoming eligible to vote, calling it a “racist and unconstitutional” effort “to […]

‘We’re fighting all the subpoenas,’ Trump says as war with Dems heats up

‘We’re fighting all the subpoenas,’ Trump says as war with Dems heats up. by John T. Bennett · April 24, 2019 House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler’s subpoena of former White House counsel Don McGahn is “ridiculous,” President Donald Trump said Wednesday as Democrats continue their investigations of his business and political life. The president also made clear that he and […]

Trump accuses U.K. of helping Obama spy on him – WND

Trump accuses U.K. of helping Obama spy on him – WND. President Trump spotlighted Wednesday on Twitter a claim by former CIA analyst Larry Johnson that the British government helped the Obama administration spy on the 2016 Trump presidential campaign. “WOW! It is now just a question of time before the truth comes out, and when it does, it will […]

Mueller Investigation Was Driven by Pious Hypocrisy | Works and Days

Mueller Investigation Was Driven by Pious Hypocrisy | Works and Days. by Victor Davis Hanson · April 18, 2019 Special counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year, $30 million, 448-page report did not find collusion between Donald Trump and Russia. Despite compiling private allegations of loud and obnoxious Trump behavior, Mueller also concluded that there was not any actionable case of obstruction of […]

Power Problems: China Wants to Control the North Korea Conundrum | The National Interest

Power Problems: China Wants to Control the North Korea Conundrum | The National Interest. by Jacob Stokes · April 24, 2019 All parties to the negotiations with North Korea are trying to chart a path forward after the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi. Most of the post–summit analyses focus on denuclearization steps, corresponding sanctions relief, and potential symbolic moves toward […]

Brent Bozell: The Media’s Push for Impeachment

Brent Bozell: The Media's Push for Impeachment. The Mueller report is out, and Donald Trump’s summary got it right: “no collusion, no obstruction.” Mueller could also have labeled him the next iteration of St. Teresa, but it still wouldn’t have made a lick of difference. The left wants him impeached — period. No one on the left is more upset […]

Green New Deal Would Reward Rich, Hurt Poor

Green New Deal Would Reward Rich, Hurt Poor. by John Stossel · April 24, 2019 The Green New Deal’s goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years. “That’s a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced,” James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, says in my latest […]

When Earth Day Predictions Go Predictably Wrong | The American Spectator

When Earth Day Predictions Go Predictably Wrong | The American Spectator. by Veronique de Rugy As activists around the world recently celebrated Earth Day with warnings about the awful state of our planet, now seems like the right time to share the good news that actually — contrary to countless dire predictions — we’re not running out of resources. In […]

The Contradiction at the Heart of Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Plan – Reason.com

The Contradiction at the Heart of Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All Plan – Reason.com. There is a huge contradiction at the heart of Bernie Sanders’ Medicare for All plan. On the one hand, Sanders not only wants to expand government-provided coverage to everyone in the country, he wants that coverage to be significantly more generous than Medicare, private insurance, or […]

CNN Hits Harris for Repeatedly Dodging Questions: ‘Could Be a Big Problem for Her’

CNN Hits Harris for Repeatedly Dodging Questions: 'Could Be a Big Problem for Her'. CNN reporter Maeve Reston said Sen. Kamala Harris (D., Calif.) could have a “big problem” with her habit of dodging direct questions, pointing on Tuesday to a town hall where the presidential candidate consistently said she wanted to have a “conversation” but wouldn’t commit to policy […]

Donald Trump’s Iran Sanctions Worth the Risk | National Review

Donald Trump’s Iran Sanctions Worth the Risk | National Review. The costs — namely, higher gas prices and potential trouble with China — are real, but they don’t outweigh the gains. After months of debate inside his administration, President Trump has finally decided to further tighten sanctions on Iran. Iran hawks have for months been urging the president to end […]

Green Dreams

Green Dreams. The Green New Deal’s goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years. “That’s a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced,” James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, says in my latest video. “Renewable is so inconsistent,” he adds. “You can’t just put in wind […]

Hillary Clinton: Anyone other than Trump would have been indicted for obstruction | Fox News

Hillary Clinton: Anyone other than Trump would have been indicted for obstruction | Fox News. Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she believes Donald Trump would have been indicted in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe if he weren’t president, though stopped short of calling for his impeachment. Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, argued during a Q&A session in New […]

Four Reasons Why the Dems Will Lose in 2020

Four Reasons Why the Dems Will Lose in 2020. by Dennis Lund · April 23, 2019 This election cycle seems to have begun earlier than past cycles, perhaps because the Democrats are too anxious to get on with the show. Their eagerness, possibly creating a burn-out factor, could work against them, but there are other issues at play which will […]

If We Cancel Kate Smith, We Must Cancel The New York Yankees

If We Cancel Kate Smith, We Must Cancel The New York Yankees. by David Marcus · April 23, 2019 It was announced this week that both the New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Flyers would stop using their traditional recorded version of Kate Smith singing “God Bless America” during their games. This happened after it surfaced that Smith had performed […]

House asks judge to block Trump plan for border wall funds | TheHill

House asks judge to block Trump plan for border wall funds | TheHill. by Tal Axelrod · April 23, 2019 The House on Tuesday evening asked a federal judge to block President Trump’s plan to use Defense Department funds to build his long-promised wall along the southern border. House lawyers filed a motion to U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden […]

3 reasons why Trump dumped Herman Cain for Fed seat

3 reasons why Trump dumped Herman Cain for Fed seat. In the end, not even Donald Trump and his sky-high popularity with the conservative wing of the Republican Party could give Herman Cain a new political life. The president announced in a midday tweet that the former 2012 GOP presidential candidate would not get a nomination for a seat on […]

Dems cheer Bernie calling Netanyahu government ‘racist’ – WND

Dems cheer Bernie calling Netanyahu government 'racist' – WND. U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, accused Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of running a “racist” government. At a CNN event Monday, alongside other Democratic candidates, Sanders said, to applause, the “fact of the matter is that Netanyahu is a right-wing politician who I think is […]

FBI Official Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House

FBI Official Admits Hillary Clinton Emails Found in Obama White House. A former top FBI official has admitted under oath that a repository of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email records was obtained by the Obama White House and housed in the Executive Office of the President. This astonishing confirmation, made under oath by the FBI, shows that the […]

Turning up the Heat on North Korea | The National Interest

Turning up the Heat on North Korea | The National Interest. by Michael W. Manulak · April 23, 2019 The inability of U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un to reach a denuclearization deal in Hanoi leaves the international community searching for a solution to the North Korean nuclear conundrum. The recent erosion of international efforts […]

Global Islamic Terrorists Suspected to be Behind Sri Lanka Easter Bombings

Global Islamic Terrorists Suspected to be Behind Sri Lanka Easter Bombings. (Update: ISIS on Tuesday claimed responsibility for the Easter Sunday bombings, naming seven bombers. The terrorist group said through its Amaq news agency the attack had “targeted nationals of the crusader alliance and Christians.” Sri Lankan intelligence alleged that the plot mastermind was a radical local cleric named Zahran […]

Embarrassing Gaffes Continue to Show Media’s Ignorance of Religion

Embarrassing Gaffes Continue to Show Media’s Ignorance of Religion. It’s become increasingly clear that many in our nation’s elite media know little to nothing about religion—Christianity in particular. This is a disturbing trend for the future of our country. A long list of theological gaffes by The New York Times over the years was recently catalogued in an insightful New […]

France’s Failure | The American Spectator

France’s Failure | The American Spectator. The image of the Cathedral of Notre Dame engulfed in flames will remain seared in memories. I was made aware of it when a student burst into my office shouting that the magnificent church was on fire. I was about to head into my Major European Governments course, where we read George Weigel’s prescient […]