Trump’s Actions Make Many Military Leaders Uncomfortable | Time

Trump's Actions Make Many Military Leaders Uncomfortable | Time. Admiral Stavridis (Ret.) was the 16th Supreme Allied Commander at NATO and is Dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. On April 9, President Donald Trump sat in the Cabinet Room with his national security team, including the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the nation’s four-star […]

Pompeo as Secretary of State Could Try to Fix Iran Deal – Bloomberg

Pompeo as Secretary of State Could Try to Fix Iran Deal – Bloomberg. by Eli Lake @elilake More stories by Eli Lake How convenient. The Washington Post broke the news last night that the CIA director, Mike Pompeo, met two weeks ago with North Korea’s dictator. This revelation came just as Senate Democrats’ opposition to his nomination to be secretary […]

Opinion | The Democrats’ Gentrification Problem – The New York Times

Opinion | The Democrats’ Gentrification Problem – The New York Times. The nation’s largest cities and metropolitan areas — home to a majority of Democratic voters — are at the forefront of the party’s most vexing racial, ethnic and class conflicts. Last week, in an essay for CityLab, Richard Florida, a professor of urban planning at the University of Toronto, […]

Trump checkmates Democrats in sending Pompeo to North Korea | TheHill

Trump checkmates Democrats in sending Pompeo to North Korea | TheHill. by Jenny Beth Martin, opinion contributor · April 19, 2018 Are Democrats willing to take the blame for North Korea deploying nuclear weapons that could hit the United States? That’s the question smart Democrats should be asking this week, after the stunning revelation that the White House sent CIA […]

Suspicious groups bought half of divisive 2016 election ads on Facebook – Vox

Suspicious groups bought half of divisive 2016 election ads on Facebook – Vox. Evidence continues to trickle out about how Russians and potentially other bad actors used Facebook to spread disinformation during the 2016 campaign. The latest piece of information: a new study that found that more than half of the sponsors of Facebook ads that featured divisive political messages […]

Immigrant Detainees Claim They Were Forced to Clean Bathrooms to Pay for Their Own Toilet Paper – Mother Jones

Immigrant Detainees Claim They Were Forced to Clean Bathrooms to Pay for Their Own Toilet Paper – Mother Jones. The Stewart Detention Center in rural Georgia has been called “the black hole of America’s immigration system” for overusing solitary confinement, cutting corners on mental health care, and deporting asylum seekers at extraordinary rates. Now it can add one more alleged […]

A conversation about Starbucks, white fear, and being black in public.

A conversation about Starbucks, white fear, and being black in public.. Last Thursday, an employee at a Philadelphia Starbucks called the police on two black men who were waiting for the arrival of a business partner without having ordered anything at the counter. When police arrived, the men were arrested for trespassing. A bystander caught the encounter on video, which […]

Impeaching Trump won’t fix this crisis. America desperately needs a political reset.

Impeaching Trump won't fix this crisis. America desperately needs a political reset.. When I say that I think President Donald Trump is unfit for office, I want to be precise. I’m keen to distinguish what I mean from stuff I’ve read earlier this year — the notion that he might be medically unfit or in cognitive decline or have early […]

Senate Votes Unanimously To Allow Newborns On Chamber Floor | HuffPost

Senate Votes Unanimously To Allow Newborns On Chamber Floor | HuffPost. The Senate unanimously agreed Wednesday to change its rules to allow senators to bring their infant children onto the chamber floor during floor votes, for which a lawmaker must be present in person. #senate passes by UC S Res 463 allowing Senators to bring babies on the Senate floor. […]

New York to Restore Voting Rights to Thousands of Ex-Felons – Mother Jones

New York to Restore Voting Rights to Thousands of Ex-Felons – Mother Jones. by Ari Berman A demonstrator holds a sign during a rally to demand voting reform in New York on March 18, 2018. Albin Lohr-Jones/Sipa USA/AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Andrew Cuomo, New York’s Democratic governor, announced on Wednesday that he […]

Opinion | Trump’s Problem in Syria? It Was Obama’s Too – The New York Times

Opinion | Trump’s Problem in Syria? It Was Obama’s Too – The New York Times. The agonizing conflict in Syria, which has vexed both the Obama and Trump administrations, is growing increasingly complex and dangerous. Now, more than ever, the United States needs to clarify its strategic objectives in Syria and pursue them with ruthless discipline. Russia and Iran have […]

Comey Pushed for the Investigation That Ended McCabe’s Career

Comey Pushed for the Investigation That Ended McCabe’s Career. James Comey appears to have inadvertently played a role in his deputy Andrew McCabe’s expulsion from the FBI. According to a source familiar with the investigation that led to McCabe’s firing, Comey—then FBI director—asked the bureau’s internal Inspection Division to look into an Oct. 30, 2016, Wall Street Journal story that […]

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not a child – Vox

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is not a child – Vox. “He’s one of the richest people on earth. He’s an adult. He’s 30-some years old. He can answer questions if he’s the CEO. … Stop juvenilizing men here in Silicon Valley.” That’s how Kara Swisher, co-founder and executive editor of the technology news website Recode, reacted to the treatment Facebook […]

One of Congress’ Most Unpopular Republicans Might Not Even Have a Democratic Opponent in November – Mother Jones

One of Congress’ Most Unpopular Republicans Might Not Even Have a Democratic Opponent in November – Mother Jones. by Bryan Schatz Rep. Dana RohrabacherMother Jones Illustration Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Early last month, at a debate between the Democratic candidates running to unseat Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the 15-term Orange County, California, Republican, local […]

Liberal Media Laments Never Trumpers Won’t Side With Democrats

Liberal Media Laments Never Trumpers Won't Side With Democrats. by Tom Knighton · April 16, 2018 The “Never Trump” movement is still a thing. While some on the right who didn’t like Trump have decided to let the guy do his job and hope for the best, some are still actively opposing him no matter the results of his actions. […]

Opinion | Comey Is Trump’s Ultimate Victory – The New York Times

Opinion | Comey Is Trump’s Ultimate Victory – The New York Times. James Comey’s book is titled “A Higher Loyalty,” but it surrenders the higher ground, at least partly. To watch him promote it is to see him descend. Not to President Trump’s level — that’s a long way down. But Comey is playing Trump’s game, on Trump’s terms. And […]

Joe Biden Is the Front-runner. Uh-oh. – POLITICO Magazine

Joe Biden Is the Front-runner. Uh-oh. – POLITICO Magazine. The former vice president may be beloved, but he is also out of step with the post-Trump Democratic Party. Joe Biden, who leads the Democratic 2020 presidential field in early polls, has all the markings of a front-runner. He possesses a sterling résumé, access to a donor base, name recognition and […]

Debunking the myth that “identity politics” is bad for the Democratic Party – Vox

Debunking the myth that “identity politics” is bad for the Democratic Party – Vox. As the Democratic Party struggles to regain its once-solid national majority, journalists, academics, commentators, and politicos keep reverting to an irresistible narrative: that the party’s commitment to racial equality has alienated it from the white working and middle classes — perhaps irreversibly. As a result of […]

Clinton allies seethe with rage at Comey | TheHill

Clinton allies seethe with rage at Comey | TheHill. by Amie Parnes · April 16, 2018 Allies and advisers to Hillary Clinton can finally agree with President Trump on one thing: former FBI Director James Comey is no hero. After reading excerpts from Comey’s new book, “A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership,” and watching his first interview since being […]

Sean Hannity was Michael Cohen’s mystery client – Vox

Sean Hannity was Michael Cohen’s mystery client – Vox. A federal judge forced President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer MIchael Cohen to reveal the identity of a secret client. It’s Fox News host and Trump ally Sean Hannity. Cohen was trying to protect Hannity’s name as part of a lawsuit he filed to prevent the FBI from searching through the documents […]

How Sean Hannity’s Unmasking Played Out In Court – Talking Points Memo

How Sean Hannity’s Unmasking Played Out In Court – Talking Points Memo. by Allegra Kirkland NEW YORK — A tantalizing detail was included in a Monday court filing made on behalf of Michael Cohen. The longtime fixer for President Donald Trump had three legal clients between 2017 and 2018: Trump, GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy, and one mysterious individual who had […]

Opinion | The Self-Destruction of Paul Ryan and the G.O.P. – The New York Times

Opinion | The Self-Destruction of Paul Ryan and the G.O.P. – The New York Times. by Will WilkinsonContributing Opinion WriterApril 13, 2018 Opinion Spinoza said that free will is like a stone that doesn’t know why it’s falling but wants to keep going. On Wednesday, Paul Ryan announced that he would not seek re-election. A midterm defeat, should Mr. Ryan […]

Opinion | The Real Next War in Syria: Iran vs. Israel – The New York Times

Opinion | The Real Next War in Syria: Iran vs. Israel – The New York Times. by Thomas L. FriedmanOpinion ColumnistApril 15, 2018 Opinion SYRIA-ISRAEL BORDER, Golan Heights — Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: Syria is going to explode. I know, you have heard that one before, but this time I mean really explode. Because the U.S., […]

Opinion | Tethered to a Raging Buffoon Called Trump – The New York Times

Opinion | Tethered to a Raging Buffoon Called Trump – The New York Times. by Roger CohenOpinion ColumnistApril 13, 2018 Opinion We are tethered to a buffoon. He rages and veers, spreading ugliness, like an oil slick smothering everything in its viscous mantle. He’s about to bomb Syria. He’s not about to bomb Syria. His attention span is nonexistent. He […]

Risks loom for Comey’s book blitz – POLITICO

Risks loom for Comey's book blitz – POLITICO. James Comey’s new memoir is already a pre-publication media hit, but the former FBI director’s tell-all assault on President Donald Trump also poses major risks — not only for Comey’s personal reputation but for the wider Russia investigation he helped launch. Trump and his allies bombarded Comey with insults Friday, targeting his […]

ABC Comey interview gives new detail on Hillary email letter.

ABC Comey interview gives new detail on Hillary email letter.. ABC’s highly anticipated 20/20 episode on former FBI director James Comey, which was centered on an interview Comey gave to George Stephanopoulos, aired Sunday night. Given that Comey has already spoken in detail about many of the issues that were discussed—and given that his retelling of a surreal conversation he […]

What makes Israel most remarkable at 70

What makes Israel most remarkable at 70. Israel turns 70 today, according to the Hebrew calendar, and the Jewish state is celebrating this milestone with multimedia ceremonies worthy of the Olympics. It’s a rightful celebration of Israel’s remarkable triumph in the face of decades of adversity and opposition and the fulfillment of its founders’ two stated goals: to provide a […]

Comey’s Memos Indicate Dossier Briefing Of Trump Was A Setup

Comey’s Memos Indicate Dossier Briefing Of Trump Was A Setup. by Mollie Hemingway · April 20, 2018 Newly released memos written by former FBI director James Comey indicate that an early 2017 briefing for then-President-elect Donald Trump about the contents of an infamous dossier was held so it could be leaked to media outlets eager to report on the dossier’s […]

McCabe Criminally Referred | The Daily Caller

McCabe Criminally Referred | The Daily Caller. by Saagar Enjeti · April 19, 2018 The Department of Justice inspector general has made a criminal referral for former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe to the U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia. CNN’s Pamela Brown first reported the news. The Justice Dept’s Inspector General sent a criminal referral regarding Former FBI […]

Donald Trump’s Flaws May Be His Strength | National Review

Donald Trump's Flaws May Be His Strength | National Review. His very flaws may be his strengths The very idea that Donald Trump could, even in a perverse way, be heroic may appall half the country. Nonetheless, one way of understanding both Trump’s personal excesses and his accomplishments is that his not being traditionally presidential may have been valuable in […]

Hillary Clinton donors could face investigation over $84 million campaign finance scandal

Hillary Clinton donors could face investigation over $84 million campaign finance scandal. by Marina Medvin · April 20, 2018 A pro-Trump political action committee filed a complaint in December with the Federal Election Commission alleging that Hillary Clinton’s campaign laundered $84 million in contributions from big-name donors, such as Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, filmmaker Steven Spielberg, and designer […]

Justice IG sends McCabe findings to US attorney for possible charges – CNNPolitics

Justice IG sends McCabe findings to US attorney for possible charges – CNNPolitics. The Justice Department’s inspector general has sent a criminal referral regarding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe to the US attorney’s office in Washington, according to a source familiar with the matter. A McCabe spokesperson, the Justice Department and US attorney’s office all declined to comment. Justice […]

Empowering Islam by Rewriting History

Empowering Islam by Rewriting History. by Raymond Ibrahim · April 19, 2018 Although the conflict between Islam and the West is not an aberration, but a continuation of history, the strategy of those who seek to whitewash and thus empower Islam is to fixate on peaceful aberrations while suppressing the continuum of hostility. Thus, in “Italy must remember its pluralist […]

Revealed: Mueller’s FBI Repeatedly Abused Prosecutorial Discretion

Revealed: Mueller's FBI Repeatedly Abused Prosecutorial Discretion. by Mollie Hemingway · April 19, 2018 Journalist Mike Allen of Axios recently said that one word described Special Counsel Robert Mueller, and that word was “unafraid.” The context for his remarks on Fox News’ “Special Report” was that Mueller had just spun off to the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District […]

White House Presses Vulnerable Dems on Pompeo Nomination

White House Presses Vulnerable Dems on Pompeo Nomination. by John T. Bennett · April 18, 2018 The White House circled the wagons Wednesday around CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of State, arguing vulnerable red-state Democrats will feel “consequences” in November if they vote against him. The Trump administration dispatched Sen. Tom Cotton of Arkansas to argue Pompeo […]

Rosenstein told Trump last week he is not a target in Russia probe

Rosenstein told Trump last week he is not a target in Russia probe. U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told President Donald Trump last week that he is not a target of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, according to a source familiar with the probe. After the April 12 conversation with Rosenstein, Trump told advisers that he was not […]

The Republican High-Water Mark – POLITICO Magazine

The Republican High-Water Mark – POLITICO Magazine. If Republicans aren’t losing their congressional majority this coming fall, they are doing a good job of acting like it. Dozens of Republicans are leaving the House in an epic exodus, and last week Paul Ryan said he is resigning as House speaker at the end of this Congress, and not even run […]

Miguel Díaz-Canel Is the New Cuban President: Who’s Really Running Cuba?

Miguel Díaz-Canel Is the New Cuban President: Who’s Really Running Cuba?. by Christopher Dickey · April 19, 2018 The National Assembly confirmed that Cuba would get a brand new president on Thursday. He’s not a Castro, but don’t expect anything to change. YAMIL LAGE The Cuban Revolution has, at last, a new president with a new name and a new […]

Giuliani joins Trump legal team to ‘negotiate end’ to Mueller probe

Giuliani joins Trump legal team to ‘negotiate end’ to Mueller probe. Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is ready to join President Trump’s legal team and “negotiate an end” to the ongoing and contentious saga involving the president and special counsel Robert Mueller, according to multiple reports Thursday evening. While “America’s mayor” has been discussing the move with the Trump […]

Can Cuba Change after the Castros? | The National Interest

Can Cuba Change after the Castros? | The National Interest. by Scott B. MacDonald · April 19, 2018 Raúl Castro is expected to step down as Cuba’s president Thursday, though the eighty-six-year-old will maintain his position as the head of the armed forces. This will be the first time since 1959 that a Castro family member will not head the […]

Irrational Christophobes Attack Chick-fil-A

Irrational Christophobes Attack Chick-fil-A. It is the fastest growing phobia in the nation. Christophobia. To be sure, the fear of Christians is not overcoming America, but it has unquestionably overcome a large swath of non-believers, or those who profess no religious belief. Within this segment of the population, there are the indifferent at one end, and the haters at the […]

Renewed US Leadership Blocks Abortion Agenda at the UN

Renewed US Leadership Blocks Abortion Agenda at the UN. by Elyssa Koren · April 19, 2018 For the third time in the past four years, the United Nations Commission on Population and Development has ended in failure—good news for defenders of national sovereignty in the face of hegemonic U.N. pressures. Negotiations concluded last Friday without producing an outcome document, which […]

Will El Chapo’s Arrest Make the Drug Trade More Deadly? – Reason.com

Will El Chapo’s Arrest Make the Drug Trade More Deadly? – Reason.com. by Alexis Garcia · April 19, 2018 Mexico’s most notorious drug kingpin, Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán, has been awaiting trial in the United States since his dramatic capture in 2016. Federal prosecutors have filed charges of drug trafficking, murder, money laundering, and kidnapping against Guzmán, who ran the […]

Starbucks Anti-Racism Protests Capture Race Frenzy | National Review

Starbucks Anti-Racism Protests Capture Race Frenzy | National Review. by Kyle Smith · April 18, 2018 Protesters assemble outside the Center City Starbucks in Philadelphia, Pa., April 16, 2018. (Mark Makela/Reuters) This is your brain. This is your brain on race. We can all easily imagine circumstances in which a manager of a coffee shop or restaurant might properly call […]

Sweden’s violent reality is undoing a peaceful self-image – POLITICO

Sweden’s violent reality is undoing a peaceful self-image – POLITICO. by Paulina Neuding · April 16, 2018 STOCKHOLM — Sweden may be known for its popular music, IKEA and a generous welfare state. It is also increasingly associated with a rising number of Islamic State recruits, bombings and hand grenade attacks. In a period of two weeks earlier this year, […]

Remembering the Formidable Matriarch, Barbara Bush

Remembering the Formidable Matriarch, Barbara Bush. by Peter Robinson · April 18, 2018 I first came to her attention after a 1982 event in Minneapolis at which George H.W. Bush, then vice president, delivered a speech I had written. Aboard Air Force II, Barbara Bush came back to speak to the staff. “Who wrote that speech?” she asked. I shrank […]

Trump Seeks Middle Ground in Foreign-policy Balancing Act – Victor Davis Hanson

Trump Seeks Middle Ground in Foreign-policy Balancing Act – Victor Davis Hanson. Was the latest round of airstrikes in Syria a one-time hit to restore deterrence and stop the future use of chemical weapons, or was it part of a slippery slope of more interventions in the Middle East? President Donald Trump was elected in part because he promised an […]

Cali Now Sending 400 National Guard To Border | The Daily Caller

Cali Now Sending 400 National Guard To Border | The Daily Caller. by Christian Datoc · April 18, 2018 California Governor Jerry Brown changed course Wednesday night and announced the mobilization of 400 National Guard troops to the border in compliance with orders from the White House. WATCH: Brown’s announcement comes after he apparently distanced himself from an April 11 […]

Sean Hannity’s Outing Violated Legal Standards | National Review

Sean Hannity’s Outing Violated Legal Standards | National Review. by Andrew C. McCarthy · April 18, 2018 Fox News host Sean Hannity poses on the set of his show “Hannity” in New York City. (Mike Segar/Reuters) It violated longstanding, judicially endorsed standards. In yesterday’s column, I contended that it was outrageous for federal district judge Kimba Wood to direct that […]

DHS reveals dozens of MS-13, other gang members released by ‘sanctuary’ policies | Fox News

DHS reveals dozens of MS-13, other gang members released by 'sanctuary' policies | Fox News. Dozens of gang members, some of whom belonged to the notorious MS-13, were shielded from deportation and released due to “sanctuary” policies last year, according to newly released stats from the Department of Homeland Security. The revelation could jolt the escalating “sanctuary” debate, especially in […]

Michael Barone: Collusion, anyone?

Michael Barone: Collusion, anyone?. As the likelihood of the charges of Trump campaign “collusion” with Russia seems headed toward zero, the likelihood of proof of a different form of “collusion” seems headed upward toward certainty. The Russia collusion charge had some initial credibility because of businessman Trump’s dealings in Russia and candidate Trump’s off-putting praise of Russian President Vladimir Putin. […]

Haley spat fuels political chatter around White House | TheHill

Haley spat fuels political chatter around White House | TheHill. by Jordan Fabian · April 18, 2018 Nikki Haley’s public spat with the White House has underscored Trump World’s obsession about the political ambitions of people in the president’s orbit. Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, raised eyebrows Tuesday when she hit back at the White House after […]

Vlad Unveils the Death Star

Vlad Unveils the Death Star. by J.R. Dunn · April 18, 2018 It’s always interesting when two apparently unrelated elements of the political world collide to shed light on a third, also seemingly unrelated element. That’s what happened last weekend during the missile strikes against Assad’s nerve-gas network. For the past several months, speculation has been rampant in political and […]

New Polls Undermine Forecast Of Blue Wave In Midterms

New Polls Undermine Forecast Of Blue Wave In Midterms. by Julie Kelly · April 18, 2018 Since Jon Ossoff nearly snatched away a safe Republican congressional seat in suburban Atlanta last summer, Democrats have been certain a “Blue Wave” midterm election is coming. Democrats are hyping every electoral pickup—an Alabama Senate seat, a close Pennsylvania congressional race, a Wisconsin supreme […]