Trump jabs ‘Sneaky Dianne Feinstein’ for releasing Fusion GPS transcript – POLITICO

Trump jabs 'Sneaky Dianne Feinstein' for releasing Fusion GPS transcript – POLITICO. by Cristiano Lima · January 10, 2018 President Donald Trump on Wednesday also dismissed the notion he or his campaign colluded with Russian officials, calling it “the single greatest Witch Hunt in American history” via Twitter. | Olivier Douliery/Pool/Getty Images President Donald Trump slammed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) […]

Trump’s DACA meeting showed how far we’ve lowered the bar – Vox

Trump’s DACA meeting showed how far we’ve lowered the bar – Vox. Donald Trump’s entire political career has been a bizarre exercise in large-scale lowering of the bar for what’s considered acceptable conduct in a high-ranking public official. But we as a society somehow reached a new low Tuesday afternoon after Trump staged a pointless, unproductive televised discussion of immigration […]

How Oprah Helped Spread Anti-Vaccine Pseudoscience – Mother Jones

How Oprah Helped Spread Anti-Vaccine Pseudoscience – Mother Jones. by Megan Jula Sthanlee Mirador/Sipa USA via AP Looking for news you can trust? Subscribe to our free newsletters. Calls for Oprah Winfrey to run for president may have begun as a joke, but in the wake of her rousing Golden Globes speech, speculation has swirled. CNN even ran live updates […]

Former Prosecutors Sound Alarm Bells Over Politicization Of Justice – Talking Points Memo

Former Prosecutors Sound Alarm Bells Over Politicization Of Justice – Talking Points Memo. by Allegra Kirkland Since Donald Trump first stirred crowds on the 2016 campaign trail with calls to “lock up” Hillary Clinton, legal observers have been warning about the dangers of politicizing the U.S. justice system. Those fears grew more urgent late last week with the news that […]

Bernie Sanders and the rise of American social democracy

Bernie Sanders and the rise of American social democracy. If you were to summarize Bernie Sanders’ campaign for president, you might say that he wanted to make the United States more like Denmark. He constantly referenced that particular Nordic country, and Scandinavia in general, as a political lodestar. More recently, he rolled out a new Medicare-for-all proposal — a maximalist, […]

Seize This Deal With Trump for the Dreamers – Bloomberg

Seize This Deal With Trump for the Dreamers – Bloomberg. President Donald Trump has never been able to settle on the appropriate ransom for allowing more than 700,000 so-called Dreamers, the undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children, to stay in the U.S. But in a bipartisan White House meeting Tuesday, Republicans and Democrats made progress in narrowing […]

I’m Proud We Published the Trump-Russia Dossier – The New York Times

I’m Proud We Published the Trump-Russia Dossier – The New York Times. by BEN SMITH · January 9, 2018 Special counsel Robert Mueller, who is leading the Russia investigation. Doug Mills/The New York Times Exactly one year ago BuzzFeed published what’s now known simply as “the dossier”: a set of reports put together by a former British intelligence officer named […]

Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979 – The New York Times

Iranian and Saudi Youth Try to Bury 1979 – The New York Times. by Thomas L. Friedman · January 9, 2018 During the Iranian revolution in 1979, a portrait of its leader, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, was held above a sea of protesters. A. Abbas/Magnum Photos The biggest question about the recent protests in Iran — combined with the recent lifting […]

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, reviewed.

Fire and Fury by Michael Wolff, reviewed.. by Isaac Chotiner · January 9, 2018 Photo illustration by Natalie Matthews-Ramo. Photos by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Hollywood Reporterand Thinkstock. In February 2017, according to Michael Wolff’s new book, Fire And Fury: Inside the Trump White House, Tony Blair met with Jared Kushner in Washington. Blair, the story goes, was eager […]

Oprah’s long history with junk science – Vox

Oprah’s long history with junk science – Vox. After Oprah delivered her epic Golden Globes speech on Sunday, #Oprah2020 was suddenly a thing. Everyone from Ivanka Trump to Ron Howard praised her inspiring oratory, and celebrities like Lady Gaga said they’d vote for her if she were to run for president. Even hard-nosed political observers, including Nate Cohn and Nate […]

Democrats Downplay Bonuses Employees Are Getting In Wake Of GOP Tax Law | HuffPost

Democrats Downplay Bonuses Employees Are Getting In Wake Of GOP Tax Law | HuffPost. Democrats welcome that corporations are passing onto employees some of the savings from the Republican tax bill enacted late last year, but they say the bonuses aren’t reason for a major celebration. While ordinary Americans are set to reap immediate benefits, Democrats caution that the wealthy […]

The Secret to Understanding Kamala Harris – Mother Jones

The Secret to Understanding Kamala Harris – Mother Jones. Down road 22 in Chowchilla, behind a wall of trees, impossibly green despite the brutal summer heat of California’s Central Valley, is the country’s largest prison for women, home to about 3,000 inmates. For at least a decade, no member of Congress had visited the facility—until this sweltering Wednesday afternoon in […]

Former Prosecutors Sound Alarm Bells Over Politicization Of Justice – Talking Points Memo

Former Prosecutors Sound Alarm Bells Over Politicization Of Justice – Talking Points Memo. by Allegra Kirkland Since Donald Trump first stirred crowds on the 2016 campaign trail with calls to “lock up” Hillary Clinton, legal observers have been warning about the dangers of politicizing the U.S. justice system. Those fears grew more urgent late last week with the news that […]

The Marxist case for the Nintendo Switch

The Marxist case for the Nintendo Switch. Only a year ago, Nintendo was in the midst of a severe corporate crisis. Its flagship console, the Wii U, had been comprehensively wrecked by its competitors, Sony’s Playstation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. Hemorrhaging money, the company was considering moving out of the hardware market altogether, and focusing on developing games for […]

Dem senators’ report warns of Russian meddling across Europe

Dem senators' report warns of Russian meddling across Europe. A sweeping new report by congressional Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that even as some Western democracies have responded with aggressive counter-measures, President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to bolster their efforts or safeguard the U.S. from again falling victim to the Kremlin’s systematic […]

Oprah 2020 Is A Bad Liberal Revenge Fantasy | HuffPost

Oprah 2020 Is A Bad Liberal Revenge Fantasy | HuffPost. by Ashley Feinberg · January 8, 2018 In early October 1999, Donald Trump went on Larry King’s CNN show to announce he had formed an exploratory committee with an eye toward securing the presidential nomination of the Reform Party. This was a brief flirtation, but it lasted long enough for […]

Oprahysteria

Oprahysteria. Oprah Winfrey gave a tear-jerkingly Obamaesque woke speech at the Golden Globe Awards on Sunday and is “actively thinking” about running for president in 2020. More than a handful of people who are not 60-something O magazine subscribers are actually excited about this. Here is a real-life Democratic congresswoman: Run, Oprah, run! An army of women would fight for […]

Oprah would make an exceptional president (Opinion) – CNN

Oprah would make an exceptional president (Opinion) – CNN. (CNN)In the hours after Oprah Winfrey’s inspiring speech at the Golden Globe Awards, CNN’s Brian Stelter reported that friends close to Oprah have said she is “actively thinking” about running for president in 2020. And progressives, like me, could not be happier. To be clear, progressives have spent much of the […]

It’s on Republicans to stop a shutdown – The Washington Post

It’s on Republicans to stop a shutdown – The Washington Post. by Bernie Sanders · January 8, 2018 The U.S. Capitol in Washington. (Nicholas Kamm/Agence France-Presse via Getty Images) Bernie Sanders, an independent, represents Vermont in the U.S. Senate. I do not know why President Trump and the Republican Party — which controls the White House, the Senate and the […]

The case against Oprah.

The case against Oprah.. by Osita Nwanevu · January 8, 2018 Oprah Winfrey poses with the Cecil B. DeMille Award in the press room during the 75th Annual Golden Globes at The Beverly Hilton on Sunday in Beverly Hills, California. Kevin Winter/Getty Images When world leaders came together in 2015 to settle on a framework for action on climate change, […]

Are men accused of harassment denied due process? Or are the victims? – Vox

Are men accused of harassment denied due process? Or are the victims? – Vox. On Friday, the New York Times published an op-ed by the writer Daphne Merkin mourning the death of due process as a result of the post-Weinstein reckoning. “The fact that such unwelcome advances persist, and often in the office, is, yes, evidence of sexism and the […]

Oprah 2020 Is A Bad Liberal Revenge Fantasy | HuffPost

Oprah 2020 Is A Bad Liberal Revenge Fantasy | HuffPost. by Ashley Feinberg · January 8, 2018 In early October 1999, Donald Trump went on Larry King’s CNN show to announce he had formed an exploratory committee with an eye toward securing the presidential nomination of the Reform Party. This was a brief flirtation, but it lasted long enough for […]

The Secret to Understanding Kamala Harris – Mother Jones

The Secret to Understanding Kamala Harris – Mother Jones. Down road 22 in Chowchilla, behind a wall of trees, impossibly green despite the brutal summer heat of California’s Central Valley, is the country’s largest prison for women, home to about 3,000 inmates. For at least a decade, no member of Congress had visited the facility—until this sweltering Wednesday afternoon in […]

The decline and fall of neoliberalism in the Democratic Party

The decline and fall of neoliberalism in the Democratic Party. If the Democrats have one thing in common, it’s their shared hatred of President Trump. His shocking win over Hillary Clinton and the subsequent madness of his rule have galvanized the party in a way unseen in at least a decade. Yet their unity in opposition masks lingering and deep […]

The Democrats: Exorcizing Ghosts and Looking Forward

The Democrats: Exorcizing Ghosts and Looking Forward. by Robert Kuttner · January 8, 2018 AP Photo/Steve Helber, File Then-candidate for the Virigina House of Delegates Danica Roem canvassing in Manassas This article appears in the Winter 2018 issue of The American Prospect magazine. Subscribe here. The Democrats’ stunning success in the November 7, 2017, Virginia state elections, and more recently, […]

Editorial: ICE director bullies California politicians over sanctuary policies – San Francisco Chronicle

Editorial: ICE director bullies California politicians over sanctuary policies – San Francisco Chronicle. by Chronicle Editorial Board · January 5, 2018 Photo: Richard Drew, AP Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers making an arrest. The new ICE leader recently suggested politicians in the nation’s sanctuary cities should be arrested. The country’s top immigration cop crossed a dangerous line last week, suggesting […]

‘Like, Really Smart’ – The New York Times

‘Like, Really Smart’ – The New York Times. by Charles M. Blow · January 7, 2018 President Trump returning to the White House from Camp David on Sunday. Pool photo by Kevin Dietsch I resist applying clinical diagnoses to people, and that includes Donald Trump. I’m not a doctor, and a proper diagnosis would require a personal evaluation. But I […]

US Poised to Shatter Records for Oil Production, Gas Exports

US Poised to Shatter Records for Oil Production, Gas Exports. by Michael Bastasch · January 17, 2018 The U.S. is well on its way to becoming a net exporter of natural gas for the first time in decades after breaking an annual record for oil production, according to the latest government data. The U.S. Energy Information Administration expects the U.S. […]

Watch Cory Booker Manterrupt and Mansplain to a Woman for 10 Solid Minutes | Trending

Watch Cory Booker Manterrupt and Mansplain to a Woman for 10 Solid Minutes | Trending. About a year ago, Massachusetts Senator (and honorary Native American) Elizabeth Warren made the news for being interrupted by a man. She was giving a speech on the floor of the Senate about… I forget the topic, something or other. It doesn’t matter what she […]

Report: FBI Cleared Clinton Long Before Ending Investigation | The American Spectator

Report: FBI Cleared Clinton Long Before Ending Investigation | The American Spectator. by Daniel J. Flynn · January 3, 2018 The Hill reports that the FBI believed Hillary Clinton and her aides broke laws despite the bureau director’s stated conclusion that investigators concluded she did not break laws. Then-FBI director James Comey announced in July of 2016 that the investigation […]

‘Fake News’ Is Not an Excuse to Regulate the Internet – Reason.com

'Fake News' Is Not an Excuse to Regulate the Internet – Reason.com. · by Zach Weissmueller · January 17, 2018 President Trump promised that today he’ll announce the recipients of his “Fake News Awards,” an honor he’s sure to bestow upon unflattering coverage that displeases him, a category that will almost certainly include the book Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff’s […]

Fake news is better than a federal Ministry of Truth

Fake news is better than a federal Ministry of Truth. In an effort to “balance” freedom of expression with other needs, the European Union on Monday launched its “High-Level Expert Group” to tackle fake news. This followed a proposal last week by French President Emmanuel Macron to give government more censorship power, including prior restraint to stop the spread of […]

Donald Trump & Racism – Democrats False Charge | National Review

Donald Trump & Racism – Democrats False Charge | National Review. by Conrad Black · January 17, 2018 The first opportunity for a successful end of the Second Civil War, between President Trump and the incumbent political class, has been squandered by the Democrats. Nothing could be done until Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell and Speaker Paul Ryan accepted that […]

Ted Cruz op-ed: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels – The Washington Post

Ted Cruz op-ed: Time to put Kim Jong Un on his heels – The Washington Post. by Ted Cruz · January 16, 2018 North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. (AFP via Getty Images) Ted Cruz, a Republican, represents Texas in the U.S. Senate. President Trump’s November decision to designate North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism — in response […]

Byron York: Trump dossier probes now include possible State Department involvement

Byron York: Trump dossier probes now include possible State Department involvement. Congressional investigations into the Trump dossier have so far been focused on the FBI and Justice Department. They still are, but now investigators are also looking into a possible Obama State Department role in the collection and dissemination of sensational and still-unverified allegations against candidate Donald Trump gathered by […]

The Truth Behind the Trump Storm | City Journal

The Truth Behind the Trump Storm | City Journal. by Kay S. Hymowitz · January 16, 2018 President Trump’s latest obloquy—calling a number of countries “shitholes” and asking why we are expected to accept their immigrants—is offensive for all the reasons you’ve probably heard: it’s insulting, racially divisive, callous, and so on. The United States has welcomed immigrants from various […]

Why Paul Manafort Has a Case in Lawsuit Against Robert Mueller – Byron York

Why Paul Manafort Has a Case in Lawsuit Against Robert Mueller – Byron York. by Byron York It’s not a popular thing to defend Paul Manafort, the international influence peddler who ran Donald Trump’s presidential campaign for a short time in 2016. Just search for “Manafort” and, say, “sleazeball,” and see what comes up. But even bad guys have a […]

House Intel Committee To Vote On Release Of F | The Daily Caller

House Intel Committee To Vote On Release Of F | The Daily Caller. by Chuck Ross · January 16, 2018 The House Intelligence Committee will vote this Thursday on whether to release a transcript of Fusion GPS founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony, The Daily Caller has learned. A source familiar with the matter says that it is likely that the Republican-led […]

FBI Arrests Ex-CIA Officer Living in Hong Kong

FBI Arrests Ex-CIA Officer Living in Hong Kong. A former CIA operations officer has been charged with mishandling secret information about recruited CIA agents, the Justice Department announced Tuesday. The former case officer, Jerry Chun Shing Lee, also known as Zhen Cheng Li, was arrested by FBI agents at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport on Monday as he returned […]

John Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a money-grabbing slander machine | Fox News

John Stossel: The Southern Poverty Law Center is a money-grabbing slander machine | Fox News. The Southern Poverty Law Center says its mission is to fight discrimination and has been credited for helping combat the KKK but along the way they have become a controversial advocacy group. Who will warn Americans about hate groups? The media know: the Southern Poverty […]

Lawmakers want James Clapper prosecuted for surveillance testimony before statute of limitations runs out

Lawmakers want James Clapper prosecuted for surveillance testimony before statute of limitations runs out. Some lawmakers would like to see the Justice Department prosecute former spy chief James Clapper for inaccurate testimony to Congress about domestic surveillance before it’s too late. Privacy-conscious critics say looming five-year statutes of limitation for perjury and making false statements — establishing a March 12 […]

Still Looking for Tax Disaster, Democrats Are in for a Surprise

Still Looking for Tax Disaster, Democrats Are in for a Surprise. by Jack Hellner · January 16, 2018 The Democrats and their media allies did everything they could to defeat Trump’s tax cuts and reforms. They continually lied to the public in a bid to make them believe that less than half of the taxpayers would actually get cuts and […]

Revoking Obama’s Sex Assault Regs Won’t End Campus Witch Hunts

Revoking Obama's Sex Assault Regs Won't End Campus Witch Hunts. by Adam Candeub · January 16, 2018 The Obama administration’s 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter presented universities, colleges and other higher education institutions with an ultimatum: create Title IX kangaroo courts to adjudicate claims of campus sexual assault, or face an end to all federal funding. The schools and their “diversity” […]

Commanders at time of fatal ship collisions charged with homicide | TheHill

Commanders at time of fatal ship collisions charged with homicide | TheHill. by Rebecca Kheel · January 16, 2018 The Navy is filing negligent homicide charges against the former commanding officers of two guided missile destroyers involved in separate collisions over the summer that killed 17 sailors, the service announced Tuesday. The charges will be presented at what’s known in […]

Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena

Former Trump aide Bannon refuses to comply with House subpoena. President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist Steve Bannon declined on Tuesday to comply with a subpoena ordering him to answer questions from a U.S. House intelligence panel about his time at the White House as part of its investigation into allegations of Russian interference in the U.S. election. After Bannon […]

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works

Tillerson warns military action on NK unless diplomacy works. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned Tuesday that if North Korea does not choose to negotiate on giving up its nuclear weapons that pose a growing threat to the United States it could trigger a military response. After a meeting of U.S. allies on how to beef up the sanctions pressure, […]

U.S. chops $65 million in aid to Palestinians

U.S. chops $65 million in aid to Palestinians. The Trump administration announced Tuesday it is withholding $65 million for Palestinian refugees, demanding that the U.N. agency that supports them make major reforms. The State Department notified the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, UNWRA, that any additional U.S. donations will depend on changes in how the agency operates and is funded. […]

Here Is What America Should Learn from Hawaii’s Missile Scare | The National Interest

Here Is What America Should Learn from Hawaii's Missile Scare | The National Interest. by Wallace C. Gregson · January 16, 2018 Hawaii endured a now-famous false alarm on Saturday. The alarm this time was about an inbound ballistic missile, not a tsunami. Ridicule of Hawaii’s system and management followed quickly, validating the cliché that no good deed goes unpunished. […]

White House Doctor on Trump’s Mental Fitness: He Did ‘Exceedingly Well’ on Cognitive Exam

White House Doctor on Trump’s Mental Fitness: He Did ‘Exceedingly Well’ on Cognitive Exam. White House physician Rear Adm. Dr. Ronny Jackson told reporters Tuesday that President Donald Trump did “exceedingly well” on his cognitive exam. Jackson said the president asked him to do a cognitive exam, even though the doctor at first had “no intention of doing one.” When […]

The Supreme Court Quietly Gives Religious Liberty a Big Win

The Supreme Court Quietly Gives Religious Liberty a Big Win. Religious liberty and freedom of conscience won big at the Supreme Court last week, just in time for Religious Freedom Day on Jan. 16. The justices declined last week to hear a legal challenge against a Mississippi law that protects citizens, small businesses, government employees, and charities from official discrimination […]

Analysis of 3 Major TV Networks Shows Anti-Trump Bias, Obsession Over Trump-Russia

Analysis of 3 Major TV Networks Shows Anti-Trump Bias, Obsession Over Trump-Russia. by Tyler O’Neil · January 9, 2018 Major TV networks spent one out of three minutes covering President Donald Trump last year, with 90 percent of that coverage negative. A full one-fifth of that coverage focused on the Trump-Russia “collusion” scandal. “’90% of Trump 2017 news coverage was […]

The Martin Luther King Jr. we knew 50 years ago | New York Post

The Martin Luther King Jr. we knew 50 years ago | New York Post. by Post Editorial Board · January 15, 2018 This is one of those rare years in which the official celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.’s life falls on his actual birthday, January 15. It will also mark, in April, the 50th anniversary of his assassination. That […]

Democrats decree death in the swamp for the Dreamers – Washington Times

Democrats decree death in the swamp for the Dreamers – Washington Times. by Wesley Pruden Sen. Charles E. Schumer. (Associated Press) ** FILE ** more > ANALYSIS/OPINION: Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi and their Democratic followers laid a careful trap for their Republican tormentors, and then fell in it. The Republican leadership can keep them from climbing out if they’re smart […]

Rep. Tom McClintock: The question Democrats fear most

Rep. Tom McClintock: The question Democrats fear most. As the tax reform bill entered its final consideration in December, one congressional Democrat confided to a colleague that the reason they so vehemently opposed it was that they were afraid it would work. With the bill now signed into law over unanimous Democratic opposition, every family is about to find out. […]